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BB Sessions: The Growth Collective: Positively Black Community Screen Printing

BB Sessions: The Growth Collective, is an hour and a half workshop dedicated to the development and sustainability of mental, physical, and spiritual health for communities of color. We are committed to building the mental health of black and brown youth, through community gathering and discussion.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity A Writing Workshop

“Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity” will be a writing course on Black women’s existential experience with interpersonal interactions and how systemic pushback affects their self identity.

The Baltimore Free School
Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Creatives

Are you in a job hunt right now, but want to take your professional materials to another level? Learn the do's and don'ts on what makes an effective cover letter, curriculum vitae, resume, and artist statement.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Body Wellness: The Awakening

Body Wellness is an introductory course into Holistic Health & Fitness! Its aim is to raise the collective awareness of the general public about the importance of living an active and health conscious lifestyle.

The Motor House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Body Wellness: The Awakening

Body Wellness is a introductory course into Holistic Health & Fitness... It's aim is to raise the collective awareness of the general public about the importance of living an active and health conscious lifestyle. During the "Awakening" we will discuss the 5 components of fitness and general health... in the second portion we will perform a total body workout (stretch, warm-up, workout, cool down, stretch).

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Talking Drums

"Talking Drums" is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming.

The Motor House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Breaking into the world of Nonprofit Development

Breaking into the world of Nonprofit Development (Fundraising): What you need to know, and how to get started!

ImpactHub
Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tarot for Healing

A deck of Tarot cards can be a tool to create space for healing. More than just a game or fortune telling, Tarot is a language of images that speaks directly to our intuition. Through learning to read Tarot cards, you will start a conversation with your inner voice, which will guide you towards truth and hope.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Spoken Word Poetry as an Act of Resistance

Utilize Spoken Word as an artistic art form, to share your narrative, practice self-care and radical self-love as a means to RESIST.

ImpactHub
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 PM

You Can Stop Overdose Death!

These trainings are designed for anyone who thinks they may be near someone experiencing an overdose. Baltimore City community members are encouraged to attend public trainings to learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This workshop is brought to you by the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition.

ImpactHub
Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Baltimore Bicycle Works Fix-A-Flat Class

This class will teach students how to fix a flat tire on their bicycle, as well as how to identify the cause of said flat, and tips for preventing flats in the future.

Baltimore Bicycle Works
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Yoga with Dee Satterfield

Tuesday Night Yoga with Dee Satterfield. All levels are welcome!

The YNot Lot
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cannabis Therapeutics in Holistic Health

This course will serve as an overview of 1) Medical cannabis in Maryland, and 2) Incorporating cannabis therapeutics in holistic health.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Culinary Nutrition Demonstration

A live, hands-on exploration of fresh, local, and whole foods based recipes to share with participants how to clean, cook, and store foods available for sale at the Grow Market.

The Grow Market
Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, June 25, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Beginner Vinyasa Flow

Beginner Vinyasa Flow with Dee Satterfield. All levels are welcome.

The YNot Lot
Saturday, June 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Transforming Baltimore's Black Food Narrative

The course will explore the potential of building a local food sovereignty movement, with people of African descent at the center.

ImpactHub
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Expressive Art and Coping Skills!

In this two part workshop, participants will use art as a tool for therapeutic expression and also learn coping skills in the process.

The Baltimore Free School
Sunday, July 30, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Trauma Informed Theater/Performing Arts Course

This class uses the powerful fundamentals of theatrical performance, creative writing and personal storytelling as tools for individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 24, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Get Out of Your Own Way!

Visioning, Goal Setting and Creative Problem Solving!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Urban Plant Allies

Discover some of Baltimore's most nutritious and healing plants, and explore how we can include them in our life for health and healing.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

A Conversation with Sex Workers Outreach Project Baltimore

How have we been socialized to look at sex and work? How does this perspective influence policy and how individuals are treated on a macro and micro level? These are a few questions that will be touched upon during this course and how advocates are leading the charge to offer inclusive harm reduction services, continue the struggle against sex worker discrimination and the fight towards decriminalizing sex work on a community and state level.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, July 28, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Blunt Repitition Bootcamp/D.I.P.S Summer Program in Greenmount West

Team Autobars defies the laws of gravity with creative all core workout sessions. Improving our lives and others with a open minded approach to health and wellness.

Greenmount West Community Association
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:15 - 7:45 PM

Independent Black Political Action: Our Ongoing Story of Social Justice In America

A multimedia exploration of the local and national history of independent Black community organizing for social and economic justice.

The Baltimore Free School
Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Paper Marbling

Learn tips and techniques of sumingashi water-based paper marbling. Create your own one-of-a-kind marbled papers and explore this playful, meditative process.

Greenmount Coffee Lab at Open Works
Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Creatives

Are you in a job hunt right now, but want to take your professional materials to another level? Learn the do's and don'ts on what makes an effective cover letter and resume for your career.

ImpactHub
Monday, July 24, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Spoken Word as an Act of Resistance

The literary art form of Spoken Word is present in various social movements and helps to provide a platform for bringing awareness to issues, articulating a vision and motivating large groups to come together for a cause. Spoken Word Artists not only advocate for marginalized individuals and inspire change in their communities, but for themselves. In this session, you will learn how to utilize Spoken Word as an artistic art form, to share your narrative, practice self-care and radical self-love as a means to RESIST. Come ready to REFLECT, WRITE, and SHARE!

ImpactHub
Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

North Avenue Knowledge Exchange at Artscape!

Come join the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange at Artscape 2017!

Artscape
Friday, July 21, 2017 11:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:00 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:00 - 8:00 PM

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is the ability to understand money, how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, budget, daily spending journal, setting financial goals. This course will cover the basics of financial literacy.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Henna for your hands and hair!

Learn more about mehendi (henna) and the many designs, practices, and Eastern cultures that utilize this staple art form. Come prepared with an open mind and an open palm!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM

GEOLOOM: Cultural Mapping in Baltimore

The GEOLOOM map is an online mapping tool that demonstrates how arts and culture is woven into Baltimore’s neighborhoods and social fabric. The tool is intended for a wide audience, including arts and culture organizations, urban planners, non-profits, researchers, community associations, activists, developers, and residents. This workshop will help attendees navigate the GEOLOOM map as well as demonstrate how the tool can be a resource for communities and the city of Baltimore.

Maryland Institute College of Art
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cooking Demos at Grow Market

You will learn how to cook seasonal meal in 30 minutes using seasonal produce and/or products from food vendors at the Grow Market. Cooking educators will teach you how to prepare, season, and store fresh produce using few ingredients.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 3, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM

A Touch of Gracye African Inspired Jewelry Making

Participants will used wire, beads to make jewelry. The class is geared to all ages and skill levels.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Bruk It Out with Mica the Body Chemist: Caribbean Style Work Out

Bruk it out with Mica! A mix of yoga and body-weight workouts. Moving to the flow of Caribbean music.

The Grow Market
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Yoga Jam: Body Movement for Health and Wellness

Yoga Jam is a course for family. All ages, shapes and sizes. In this course, students will explore breath, rhythm, dance, and yoga!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 29, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, October 6, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Healing through Sewing for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Join us as we affirm our truth in the face of abuse by processing our trauma through poetry and creating dolls.

The Baltimore Free School
Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM

500 Flyers & Some Friends: DIY Art Career

Participants will explore and put language and images to their artistic identity.

The Baltimore Free School
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Radical Technologies

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life. Radical Technologies argues that the new technologies transfiguring our lives come at a great cost. From smartphones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to cryptocurrency, 3D-printing and the “smart city,” Adam forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Stone Hill: A Baltimore Oral History

An oral history of the little neighborhood of Stone Hill starts with the emergence of Baltimore as a major port; the voracious need for canvas in the age of sail; the assemblage of capital to harness water power, build mills, install machinery; and to construct housing for the workers who operated that machinery.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Assembly: Michael Hardt

Book Talk with Michael Hardt, Author of Assembly. With the rise of right-wing political parties in many countries, the question of how we organize democratically and effectively has become increasingly urgent.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:30 - 9:30 PM

INFOSESSION: North Avenue Knowledge Exchange

Everyone is a learner, Everyone is a teacher! Join us at Red Emma's Coffeehouse and Bookstore on Sunday September 17, 2017 3:00pm to learn about how you can teach or learn with the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Cooperative Economics: Intro

The course provides learners an intro to cooperatives. Going through the different types of coops (worker, consumer, producer, housing), some of the history of cooperative models, and the different ways cooperatives can be structured and democratically managed.

The Baltimore Free School
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Winter Visions, Fall Mission: Visionboarding 101

We will work with images, scents, fabrics, and written affirmations to create boards that fulfill the lives we would like to live.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:00 - 1:00 PM

Kombucha Making 101: Natural Probiotics for Better Health

Participants will learn what kombucha is and how to make it at home.

The Grow Market
Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM