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Summer 2017 Classes

This is Freeskool’s tenth year in the Ithaca area. Pat on back.

Check out this Summer session with lots of free stuff to do, such as: Lesbian Cinema Club, Bellydance, Ballet Folklorico, Compost w/ Confidence, Ithaca Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Memory Rings, Midnight Mural Tour on Bikes, Tee Time, Science Cabaret, Patriarchy and Imperialism Book Club and much more!

Get the PDF of classes here:

Classes Summer 2017

We would like to highlight this season’s Clothing Swap on June 11th, which will raise funds for an amazing local resource called Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity. Details below:

Clothing Swap Fundraiser for URO
Who: Your Ithaca Freeskool Organizers freeskoolithaca@gmail.com
When: 6/11 12-3pm
Where: Southside Community Center 305 S Plain St
Freeskool is having another big clothing swap! Bring clothes you no longer want and get a whole new wardrobe. We will have a lot of gently used items for all ages. This is a fundraiser to support the Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity (URO) – an initiative that offers mentorship and other support to transform the culture and process of reentry. $7 – $30 sliding scale.

And a big thanks to Lindsay Fennell for original cover art for our summer calendar.

Teach for Summer 2017

The Ithaca Freeskool is accepting class submissions for our Summer semester.
Know someone who would be an awesome teacher? Have a skill you want to share with others? Freeskool can be your flexible and informal platform to connect to the community and try out a group, discussion or skill share. Know of a free event offered by another organization – let us know!

Got ideas? We’ll be taking submissions NOW till May 3rd 2017.

The next semester will begin June 1 and go until the end of August 2017. You choose how many days, what times, location of the class. To submit please fill out the form on our site at:https://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

February – April 2017 Calendar is Here

Hey friends, our new classes for February – April are now listed on our calendar page!

You can also download the PDF here: Feb-April Calendar2017

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Check out free classes and resources like:

Ballet Folklorico de Ithaca

Herbal Medicine and Mental Health with 7Song

Community Seed Swap with CCE

Food Not Bombs!

Ithaca Fixers Collective

Ithaca Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Looking at Haiti

Science Cabaret

Urban Plant Walk

Israeli Folk Dancing

Tompkins Time Traders

And many more….

Ithaca Freeskool is run by an all-volunteer staff. We can always use your help if you can give it. We accept and appreciate donations of time and/or money, and are always looking for organizers.

Thanks, community!

 

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Teach in 2017!

freeskool art by liThe Ithaca Freeskool is accepting class submissions for our Feb – April semester.
Know someone who would be an awesome teacher? Have a skill you want to share with others? Freeskool can be your flexible and informal platform to connect to the community and try out a group, discussion or skill share.

Got ideas? We’ll be taking submissions NOW till January 5th 2017.

The next semester will begin Feb 1 and go until the end of April 2017. You choose how many days, what times, location of the class. To submit please fill out the form on our site at:https://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

Class Updates

UPDATES: Ithaca SURJ meets every 3rd of the month & Ballet Folklorico changes location of practice. Details below:

Ithaca Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Who: SURJ members ithacasurj@gmail.com

When: 3rd Monday of the month 6-8:30PM

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 120 3rd St. Ithaca

SURJ is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, Ithaca SURJ supports white people to act for racial justice with passion and accountability. There are four open working groups, Steering Committee, Outreach, Action, and Education and lots of ways to plug in. Contact us at ithacasurj@gmail.com for more info or find us on Facebook.

Ballet Folklorico will be practicing at the Just Be Cause Center every Tuesday at 7pm until Monday, December 5th! Join the dancing there.

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Ballet Folklorico de Ithaca

Who: Juliana Garcia bfithaca@gmal.com

Where: Just Be Cause Center

When: Tuesday at 7pm until Monday, December 5th

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.

 

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New Class Addition

We have a special visitor from Los Angeles and so we’re adding a class that isn’t on the PDF/printed version of the calendar. Check out this one time only, 18 and up class:

BDSM 101

Who: Mistress Justine Cross justineplays@gmail.com

Where: Downtown Ithaca RSVP for location

When: Thursday, Oct 13 6 pm

BDSM 101 with Mistress Justine Cross, a professional dominatrix based in Los Angeles. This class will be an all-skill-level introduction that focuses on safe, sane, consensual play and sexual exploration. As such, the skills shared can be applied to all relationships, “kinky” or “vanilla,” and will help us all find ways to explore and discuss desire, fetish, and sexual interests in an open manner. There will also be a Q and A when the class can pose kinky questions for the Mistress. This event is adults only: 18+.  LosAngelesDominatrix.com

Oct – Dec 2016 Semester Is On

freeskool-coverCheck out our new Freeskool listings for October though December 2016. We have a variety of classes, discussions groups and events happening in the Ithaca area to share with you.

Get involved in your community by joining Ithaca SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) or WAASR (White Allies Against Structural Racism). Get physical by trying out Ballet Folklorico or Let’s Golf. Fix your old typewriter or toaster with Ithaca Fixers Collective or join a book club. We’ve got your science (Science Cabaret) and yoga (Growing Roots Youth Yoga) and a whole lot more!

Download the PDFs below or click on the calendar page for details! 

Class Descriptions

Calendar Side

 

Thanks to the Mighty Mickey Quinn for the art!

 

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