Upcoming Courses

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  • Wikipedia workshop

    We will share techniques for editing Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome.

  • Black feminism and intersectionality

    Organized by the Baltimore branch of the International Socialist Organization

    The Baltimore branch of the International Socialist Organization is getting together to begin educating ourselves about Black feminism and Intersectionality. None of us are experts and nobody is "teaching" the class, but rather we will go through the material collectively. We invite anyone with any level of experience with this topic to join us and share your perspective! The way we structure the group is simply to ask for a volunteer to facilitate, and any Black woman who wants to facilitate is given priority, in recognition of the fact that there are very few spaces where Black woman's voices are allowed to be dominant. We spend time discussing reading that has been chosen by the group, but also leave space for open discussion about any relevant current events, media, blogs, etc. that members want to talk about. We see this group as being shaped by its members, so anyone can suggest readings or changes to the structure at any time. To get on the listserv for the group and receive the readings, please email Alana Davenport at abdvnprt@gmail.com. We also have a facebook group called Baltimore Free School Black Feminism and Intersectionality.

  • 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. 

     

  • Jacobin reading group

    We'll meet monthly to discuss radical politics, using articles from Jacobin, a socialist quarterly, to structure our conversation. The purpose is to engage with leftist ideas in a lively, open, non-doctrinaire environment. No prior knowledge is necessary, and meetings will be on Friday nights at 7 p.m

    Readings and updates here:

    http://baltimorejacobin.tumblr.com/

     

  • 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. 

  • Possibilities for Urban Permaculture--And Why It Matters

    There are twelve generally recognized principles in the practice of permaculture and this course will give an overview of these principles with examples of what each might look like. Participants are asked to bring a notebook to jot down ideas for use in their personal environment and will be given links and resources to various do-it-yourself projects that can be used, even when space is tight. We will learn how even people living in small apartments can find room to grow herbs or salad greens using upcycled water bottles and a hydroponic solution with an electric pump, for example. Participants will be challenged to think creatively about where they might find space to grow their own food and why it is important to lobby their city council members to create food-bearing spaces in city parks, using integrated pest managment instead of chemical pesticides for the general population to harvest. 

     

     

  • Wikipedia Workshop and War of 1812 Edit-a-thon

    In honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, Baltimore Heritage is teaming up with Baltimore Wikipedians to organize a War of 1812 Edit-a-thon dedicated improving and expanding Wikipedia’s coverage of Baltimore history. New to Wikipedia? Come out early for a one-hour workshop (beginning promptly at noon) that will walk you through setting up an account, editing existing articles, and creating new articles. No experience is required for either the workshop or edit-a-thon, just bring your laptop and get ready to make your mark on Wikipedia!

     

  • One State Solution in Palestine

    We are trying to set up a group of local Jews and Palestinians who are willing to study the idea of the One State Solution, and do something about it. The main idea is to understand the One State Solution in every way possible, to try to come up with ways of achieving it, and to make plans for holding a massive conference on this matter. The dream is to come up with a rough draft of a liberational vision, one all inclusive, democratic, just, and promising.

  • Learn Crochet - All Levels

    Learn the basics to crocheting, pattern reading, and project completion - work at your own level!

    BYOY - Bring your own yarn (and hook!)

  • 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. 

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