Ithaca Freeskool Call For Classes
forceslight at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 08:46:34 EDT 2011
I am very interested in your Freeskool Program but the poverty of some
of us Ghanaians prevents us from learning this very important but
non-existent Skill and bring it to Ghana.Please help by offering
me a scholarship including transport to enable me to attend this
course and become Trainer-of-Trainees here in Ghana and if possible
the whole of West Africa.This will be a great help not to me alone but
to all Ghanaians.You may also send me the addresses of
organizations/persons who can help in this regard and thank you in
On 4/15/11, Michael Burns <michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org> wrote:
> From: "Shira Golding" <shiragolding at gmail.com>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> We Are All Teachers!
> Ithaca Freeskool invites members of the community to submit class
> proposals for summer session
> ITHACA, NY – April 14, 2011 – Ithaca Freeskool is looking for
> passionate people who want to share their skills and knowledge in the
> upcoming summer session, June 1 to August 31, 2011. Class proposals
> are due on May 1 and should be emailed to ithaca_freeskool at riseup.net.
> Ithaca Freeskool is a grassroots, all-volunteer community-building
> initiative that creates spaces where people teach and attend classes
> with one another without cost. Primarily, but not exclusively geared
> towards adults, anyone can teach and anyone can attend.
> Class proposals are being solicited on any and all topics of interest
> to the community. Past classes include "Anatomy & Physiology for
> Beginners," "Cloth Diapering Basics," "Eating & Identifying Wild
> Plants," "Traditional & Experimental Animation" and many more.
> "Ithaca Freeskool is a way for people to have their educational needs
> met without making a large time or financial commitment. We can teach
> each other real skills that are fun and practical and make our social
> environment rich and vibrant," explains organizer McKenzie Jones-Rounds.
> "The great thing about the Ithaca Freeskool, is that it brings out all
> the flavors of our community. People can teach classes that play with
> and explore their interests, hobbies, and issues, which can be
> surprising and inspiring," shares organizer Lily Gershon.
> "About forty people participated in our 'Be Your Own Boss' class at
> the Southside Community Center in the winter session. It was amazing
> to meet diverse community members who were all interested in exploring
> self-employment as a way to become more empowered and independent,"
> explains Shira Golding who taught the class with her partner Ari Moore
> (the two run their own creative and consulting services company called
> Shirari Industries).
> The organizers are asking for a three-month commitment for ongoing
> classes. Teachers can choose how often in that three-month period they
> want to teach their class. Single-session classes are also acceptable.
> The teacher should choose a day and time that works for them and find
> a space. Classes have taken place in people's homes, public parks,
> local coffee shops and community centers.
> Organizers work with teachers to promote classes by distributing
> physical calendars throughout the community and listing classes on the
> Freeskool website as well as on Facebook and via appropriate email
> lists. Teachers are also encouraged to create posters for their
> classes and do what they can to get the word out.
> Class submissions should be emailed to ithaca_freeskool at riseup.net by
> May 1, 2011 in the following format:
> Name of class:
> Facilitator: (Name, and public contact info)
> Date(s) & time(s):
> A short description:
> Any requirements for students (books, equipment, need to RSVP, etc.):
> For photos or more information, contact organizer Shira Golding at
> 607-821-0654 or shira at shirari.com.
> Visit the Ithaca Freeskool website: http://ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com
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