Upcoming Courses

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  • Public Safety Collective

    A Baltimore ‘Families Against Police Brutality’ Bloc initiative; a collective of friends, families and victims of police brutality, from both the living and dead, grieving proactively to uplift the community.

    The Public Safety Collective is an autonomous citizens review board of the Baltimore City Police Department.

    • Researching and archiving the history, laws, policies, and practices of the Baltimore City Police Department
    • Organizing an independent media platform where that information will be accessible to the public for free, in addition to reflections of current events and communiques from the 'Families Against Police Brutality' bloc. 
    • Mobilizing 'Cop Watch' program; community outreach, distributing literature, observing police activity, providing direct aid, facilitating resource accessibility, recruiting, networking.
  • Social Justice Poetry Workshops (for youth 13-21)

    Dew More Baltimore will hold free weekly poetry workshops for youth 13-21 every Sunday from 3:30 to 6:00 PM.

    Workshops will be led by professional poets and published authors. Guest advocates and activists will be invited to provide social justice workshops. 

    Through thought provoking workshops participants will learn how to use their art to address the social ills impacting them and/or the larger community. 

     

  • Digging Beyond the Surface to Create Mutually Beneficial Relationships

    This course will introduce students to the proper techniques necessary in order to build mutually beneficial relationships, both personally and professionally. 

  • Dharma Punx Baltimore

    Dharma Punx Baltimore is a new chapter within Dharma Punx Nation. We are an alternative meditation community, inspired by the Insight/Vipassana tradition. We work to cultivate mindfulness as a tool for transformation. 

  • Reading the Zohar

    Together we will read through the Zohar, the seminal text of the Kabbalah Jewish school of thought. We will approach the text by way of its historical, cultural, literary, and traditionally esoteric significances. Supplementary reading may be involved, open group discussion a definite, and a fun and beautiful introduction to Jewish mysticism a given. 

  • Open Knitting/Crochet Circle

    Join us in bringing together a creative, inclusive open community of crafters. All levels welcome to attend. Swap tips and work on projects!

  • Mail Social

    Come hang out and learn the not-yet-lost art of letter writing. Write down your thoughts to your loved ones or seal them in an envelope to send to a stranger!

  • Reading 'Germinal' by Emile Zola

    Close reading and discussion of Zola's masterpiece Germinal: an unflinching portrayal of a coal-miners' strike in nineteenth century France.

  • Skeptical Idealism

    Fun with Philosophy: Skeptical Idealism

    What is philosophical idealism?  From Plato to Bishop Berkeley to Felix Adler to Arthur Eddington, versions of idealism have advocated for the existence of substantial non-material reality.  Idealists have proposed such things as eternal and perfect “Forms,” “ethical manifolds,” and “mind-stuff.”  From a skeptical perspective, however, is there any room for non-material reality?  Hugh Taft-Morales, from the Baltimore Ethical Society, tries to bring this esoteric topic down to earth.  Come have some fun with philosophy and check your ego at the door!

Info for learners

  • All courses are free of charge.
  • Signing up helps instructors know who to expect, and give them a way to contact you if something changes.
  • Almost all courses are totally open, and most courses can be dropped in on even if you miss the first session(s), but check the course description or email the instructor to be sure.
  • All courses are non-credit, non-degree, non-certification, and fun-filled!
  • Most courses take place at the North Avenue Classroom, inside Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse