Jul 13: 4th River Free Skool Teach-in


4th River Free Skool Teach In
2-9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in East Liberty

  • This is a fundraising event! We are currently raising funds for the reconstruction of the Free Skoolhouse in Soho.

    We will have the customary community potluck at this event, please bring a dish to share :) Veg, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Meat all appreciated! Please label!

    For fundraising purposes, desserts will be donation-based, BAKERS WANTED!

    Please consider volunteering at this event! An hour here or there is greatly appreciated! Please let us know how and what time you can help out:
    - Kitchen
    - Greeter
    - Escorts
    - Set Up/Clean Up
    - Photo/Video
    - Bake Sale
    - Free Skool Table
    - Kids Activities/Education

    CLASSES and SCHEDULE:

    2PM
    ~ Meet and greet :)

    3PM
    ~ Herbalism with Michelle

    ~ Basic Bike Maintenance/Repair with D'aubin

    ~ The Consumer/Survivor/Ex-patient Movement in Mental Health - Past and Present with Jen P
    A critical look at the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement of the past century. What is it? How has it shaped our experiences today? What is meant by ╩║recovery╩║ in mental health? Is this a useful concept? Hybrid talk and discussion at the end. * The talk aims to promote self determination and a sense of community, not patronizing attitudes about others' choices!

    ~ Hula Hooping with Faith Hersey
    Hula hooping as meditation, exercise, and dance. For kids of all ages!

    4PM
    ~ Co-ops 101 with Caroline Savery
    What are co-ops? How do they work? This workshop explores everything you might wonder about cooperatives including history, philosophy, defining principles, structural breakdown, and points on finances, law, taxes, plus steps to starting a co-op, and much more!

    ~ Political Engagement with Aerion Abney
    Understanding the impacts and influences of politics. The purpose of this class is to expose students to a stronger understanding of the role politics/government plays in day-today life activities. Students will learn the importance of government in relation to community development and how to engage public officials offices for services.

    ~ Yoga with Derek Martin
    Yoga is the language of breath and movement. In a basic power vinyasa class, students learn the Ujjayi breathing technique and how to use it in the varying parts of a yoga practice. A power practice can be challenging and taking rest when your body calls for it is of utmost importance. In breath, movement, and rest we all participate in the process of self-discovery; getting to know our limits and furthering them at our own comfort level with full awareness of mind, body and breath.

    ~ Urban Foraging with Liz Lynch
    You can eat that?! Discover how to go about finding the tasty treats that grow all around us. We will cover urban foraging basics (rules and considerations), sample a few common 'wildables', and take a walk outside to see what we can find.

    ~ Kid-friendly Martial Arts with Self Cyphadeen

    5PM
    ~ Sovereign Travels with Byngi
    How to build your own vehicle so that you do not have to rely on the system for transportation, and you can avoid the high price of insurance, registration, licensing and inspection.

    ~ Rewiring Flinch Reflexes with Taia Xeper
    Essential preparation for the unfortunate event of unexpectedly being attacked -- Learn to 'break the wave' and flinch into strategically advantageous positions.

    ~ Living With Essential Oils Workshop with Lisa Lerose
    Learn how essential oils heal, and how to use essential oils in your life and your work. Discover essential oil properties that will soothe the senses, invigorate the body, and promote physical well-being.

    ~ Veganism with Judah KMT
    9-year-old Judah will talk about living a vegan lifestyle.

    6PM
    ~ Entrepreneurship - Intro to Creating Small Businesses with Justin Thakar
    Capitalism doesn't have to be lazy and destructive: it can, in fact, be more profitable by pursuing social and environmental issues, through materials efficiency, industrial redesign, green chemistry, bio-mimicry, urban redesign, and more (permaculture!). Using specific case studies from Pitt Business and Marketing curriculum, we'll discuss how beginner entrepreneurs, with or without technical skill, can participate in this, and then go into an introduction of the tools for the job. Facilitated by an undergraduate Pitt Business Junior, not an entrepreneurship expert nor a university rep.

    ~ Freedom Theory with Bird
    Historical and current theories and expressions of freedom.

    ~ Basic Bike Maintenance/Repair Clinic with Alicia
    Basic bicycle repair clinice. Instruction and tools provided to understand and perform basic repairs: brake adjustment, change flat tires and tubes, clean and lube chain. Bring your own bike. You do the work!

    ~ Spanish Pronunciation with Adam Frankel
    Introduction to the Spanish alphabet and vocabulary for kids!

    7PM
    ~ Food Forests - What, Why, and How? with Isaac Hill
    A discussion on the reasons for food forests and how to design them.

    ~ Intro to Astrology and Jungian Psychology with Alex Baker
    Getting to know astrological time-telling; we will begin to discuss and understand the four elements, three modes, twelve signs and their correspondences to the human psyche.

    ~ What Is Policing? with Tom Talks
    This workshop will be centered around a conceptual discussion of the material dynamics of policing and its fundamental connection to the concept of governance.

    ~ Basic Bike Maintenance/Repair Clinic with Alicia (con't)
    Basic bicycle repair clinice. Instruction and tools provided to understand and perform basic repairs: brake adjustment, change flat tires and tubes, clean and lube chain. Bring your own bike. You do the work!

    8-9PM
    ~ Music and Minglin!

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