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FREESKOOL TSHIRTHey friends, the Freeskool wants to expand…like the universe, or something slightly smaller but still optimistic. We want to have better services and more options for our students and teachers. We are hoping to become an official non-profit. You can help by taking this survey! Have you ever been a teacher or attended a class? Great – we’re looking for you, where’ve you been?

Be a Freeskool Organizer!

Freeskool Oct-Dec 2014

Join the Freeskool Team!

Come be part of the behind-the-scenes of Freeskool. We’re looking for organizers to help find teachers, make art, distribute calendars and all the other Freeskool goings-on. Being part of the team means getting to know the community, learning programs like InDesign, making posters, being creative and radical. Come get a sense of what it’s all about. Can’t make the date? Get in touch and we can figure something out.

When: Sunday Nov 16th at 4pm

Meeting at the Crow’s Nest Cafe, upstairs in Autumn Leaves Used Books


Contact: freeskoolithaca@gmail.com

Update on Herbal Medicine Class with 7Song

The location for Herbal Medicine and Mental Health is now available.
Check it out:
Herbal Medicine and Mental Health

Who: 7Song 7songsevensong@gmail.com

When: 11/17 7-9pm

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge 139 West State St. (Geneva St. entrance) Ithaca

This class will focus on some the common mental health issues seen by herbalists including; anxiety, depression, insomnia, brain fog, fatigue and other symptoms associated with emotional and psychological health. This class is open for all levels of herbalists.

Calendar Release!

Here we go! A new calendar awaits us all – Oct- Dec 2014 – check out the PDFs (Fall 2014 class description and Fall 2014 calendar) or click on the calendar button. Or, better yet, join us for our Calendar Release Snack-luck (yes, that is a pot-luck but toned down a bit).

Freeskool Oct-Dec 2014Saturday, Sept 27th 
2PM
The Fall Semester is coming up quickly and the calendars are READY! Join us at Thompson Park (the one with the bell…) to celebrate.  
 
Bring a snack to share, if you can, and stay for a bit and get to know the teachers, organizers, and students that make the Ithaca Freeskool happen and happening. Share ideas and inspiration! Or just stop by to grab a *new* calendar (or a stack that you can distribute to all your friends and colleagues), and say “hi.”
All are welcome!

*Rain location is 601 North Cayuga St.*

Ballet Folklorico Group Performs

Ithaca Freeskool’s Ballet Folklorico group will be performing on September 15th at the Latino Heritage Month Celebration!

10258826_10152489147785159_4782094307806855651_oSince the Spring 2014 semester Juliana Garcia has been teaching a traditional Mexican dance class at Southside Community Center. Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros.

The group has added members since last semester and has performed at Cinco de Mayo at GIAC (see video) and at the Freeskool Calendar Release event. Most of the participants have had no previous experience, so we’re pretty proud of how far they’ve come. Check them out at Lot 10 at 7:20pm on Sept 15th!

Want to join the group? Check out Juliana’s class description below:

Ballet Folklorico

Who: Juliana Garcia jag394@cornell.edu

When: Thurs 7-8:30pm

Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros. You too can be a part of the stories of love, heartache, war, celebration and much more by becoming a dancer. The dances are performed in groups as well as with a partner. No previous dance experience is necessary. Immerse yourself in a new culture while getting some fun exercise! Please RSVP to join in.

Fall for Teaching!

33643_471753075158_550215158_6621321_5501969_nIf you haven’t given teaching a try – now is the time! We’ll be taking submissions for the fall starting now till Sept 1. Meet people in your town, work on hobbies with others, share what you know – the Freeskool is a flexible, informal platform for teaching – get on it.

The next semester will begin Oct 1st and go until the end of December. We are looking forward to your class submissions. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1st. To submit please fill out the form on our site at: http://ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com/get-involved/

Anyone can be a teacher! You don’t have to be an expert! So get in touch.
Thank you,
Freeskool Organizers

Freeskool – Be An Organizer!

Hey friends, as always we are looking for some awesome people to jump on in and keep making the Freeskool happen. We are consensus based, no hierarchy and lots of cookies, an occasional waffle, you know? This is a great chance to get creative in the community, learn how to run an organization and meet friends. Come check out what we do! 33643_471753075158_550215158_6621321_5501969_n

Who: Your Freeskool Organizers ithaca_freeskool@riseup.net

When: 8/10 2-4pm

Where: Crow’s Nest Cafe above Autumn Leaves Bookstore in Commons

Come be part of the behind-the-scenes of Freeskool. We’re looking for organizers to help find teachers, make art, distribute calendars and all the other Freeskool goings-on. Being part of the team means getting to know the community, learning programs like InDesign, making posters, being creative and radical. Come get a sense of what it’s all about. Can’t make the date? Get in touch and we can figure something out.

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