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  • Intro to Energy Healing

    Recieve an Usui Reiki Level 1 Attunement and learn how to use Reiki to heal yourself and others.

  • Multicultural Literature

    This class will focus on the reading, discussion and critique of books about the many cultures that make up the United States and the world. Classes are held once a month to give people time to read the books and prepare for the discussion. The upcoming books are: March, Womens’ History Month: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston Amazon Review: The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upward. The author's America is a landscape of confounding white "ghosts"-- the policeman ghost, the social worker ghost-- with equally rigid, but very different rules. Like the woman warrior of the title, Kingston carries the crimes against her family carved into her back by her parents in testimony to and defiance of the pain.

  • Jacobin Reading Group

    We hold open discussions on socialism and related topics prompted by articles available for free online at Jacobinmag.com.  Whatever your background, your perspective can help us all imagine a world without capitalism or oppressive cultural norms.

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