December 9th Knowledge Exchange Day
Course Selections for December 9th!
Alanah Nichole is a vibrant, bubbly and at the nougat big-heart, belly and booty having community driven mother, organizer & friend to all. She will lead you through 90 minutes of non-traditional yet energizing workshop style affirmations for your mind, body and spirit, Expect Growth
Is your nonprofit ready to up its technology game? Are you considering a donor management system, or looking to get more out of your existing CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) system? Join us for a workshop with OneTenth Consulting.
This vision board workshop will help attendees think through their big goals and create a visual representation of what they want to accomplish through a fun and creative process. Ms. Martin will walk them through: How to determine what goals to pursue right now. How to choose one big goal to put your energy towards. How to make sure your vision is “well rounded” by including goals for other aspects of your life. What to do with your vision board once it’s complete. What now? How to build a support system around your goals to help you stick to them
This course will provide an overview of energetic healing modalities as well as explore supplemental tools used in healing. The course will discuss historical context of Reiki and cite historical instances of energy healing.
Participants will learn how to use Kiva.org to raise a 0% interest micro loan for their businesses. In addition, you'll learn how to apply to Kiva and get your campaign approved. You'll learn how to fundraise from your community. You'll learn how to fundraise from the Kiva community of 1.7 million micro lenders; and you'll learn how to repay your Kiva micro loan, then qualify for double the amount the next time.
"Talking Drums" is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming.
During this collaborative session, participants will look at design’s role as a transformative tool that can support the personal healing process and collective wellbeing of Black women.
The purpose of this session is to introduce attendees to the primary legal issues that artists confront. We will cover the basics of intellectual property, including the differences between copyrights and trademarks, and when registration is required; how to set-up your business as an artist and choose the most appropriate entity; and how to read and negotiate contracts with a view toward the key provisions to look out for. At the end of this session, attendees will have a foundation for understanding these issues and be equipped to know when to seek further assistance. Dana Bucy Miller is the owner of DM Law, LLC, a firm dedicated to helping creatives and entrepreneurs navigate the areas of business, tax, and intellectual property law. Dana helps artists and small business owners understand their intellectual property rights, set up their businesses properly, and effectively negotiate their contracts. Before starting her firm, Dana served as the supervising attorney of the small business division at a Baltimore County law firm. Dana is also an active volunteer for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
This course aims to educate, equip, inspire, and empower people with the relationship skills necessary to form and maintain healthy relationships.
This workshop includes lessons on mindfulness, preparing healthy snacks at home, learning various exercise routines they can do at home, gathering a better understanding of what wellness is.
This Stress Management workshop will give participants both a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and stress logging.
In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities.
Gentrification disproportionately displaces people of African descent. It is urgent for people to be able to intentionally create desired community by any means and this will explore the opportunity that Repatriation offers. Come learn about the finances, process and real life challenges to find if you can see yourself with others on the continent or if thinking seven generations ahead makes it all worthwhile.
Unfamiliar with this work of art? Worry beads are often made from natural materials, such as wood and bamboo, strung on string long enough to double as a bracelet. They are used for reflection, meditation or counting your breaths and are great for relieving anxiety and having something to fidget with.
This is an introductory course to understanding how to read one's natal chart. A natal chart is an astrological report of where every planet was positioned upon birth. I am here to demystify the negative connotations/fear based aversions to astrology, in the hopes of opening people’s eyes to the tool it actually is.
Coding While Black is a computer science based educational program for the Black and Brown community of Baltimore. It will utilize a phased cohort structure and build teams that will solve real world problems as participants develop the skills needed to advance within the course. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide pathways into STEAM jobs for a community that has traditionally been locked out of that job sector.
Paint with your Heart is a creative group therapy session where we paint and discuss our artistic process with the goal of Emotional Detoxification through art.
A multimedia exploration of the local and national history of independent Black community organizing for social and economic justice.
"No Sexism, No Racism, & No Homophobia Allowed" is a great idea, but how do you implement it in real life? And what is it missing? This workshop should help people recognize some of the privileges they walk around with, as well as provide some skills on how to use it for good.
The premise of MS Baltimore is to connect, create, and engage the MS community in Baltimore. We are designed to provide "green" (recycled) materials for arts and crafts so participants can maintain/strengthen fine motor skills and functional mobility. We encourage our members to explore creative ideas with the opportunity to join our diverse community of resources with no cost to them.
This workshop will explore concepts of sociopolitical power, power resources, the dynamics of power in social relationships, and will offer practical methods for building, maintaining, and securing power through strategic organizing, in order to achieve systemic transformation.
Make your own zine using paper, scissors and your imagination. Zines are independent publications that can be used to express ideas and creativity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own mini zines in a simple and fun exercise.
This Workshop will take you - the year round, cycle-bound, no matter the weather, loves nothing better, cyclist through the steps of prepping for a long commute out in the snow, cold, and wet for both yourself and your trusty two-wheeled self-powered steed