Ed Talks was a rousing success!

3 Dec

First, thank you to everyone who attended and spoke. This was our second Ed Talks event and the first one organized, funded, and promoted entirely by Free Skool itself. Also thank you to Wardenclyffe for hosting the event.

We covered a lot of ground and heard from a lot of different speakers and backgrounds – from an English professor who moonlights as a certified naturalist, to a promoter of worker cooperatives, to a revolutionary photographer, to publishers of a feminist zine, and so much in between – and through all the different discussions, questions, and presentations a common theme emerged: community versus isolation.

Free Skool doesn’t normally wax poetic but Ed Talks really helped us underscore our purpose and mission: to remove divisions between people, to democratize education, and to help the community realize its potential. Education is community!

Puppet Making and Creative Political Action Workshop Pt. II

3 Dec

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Are you creative? Interested in puppet making? Wanting to help out a great cause? Then you are in luck!
Join us on Sunday, December 9th from 1:30-5pm at 5604 Manor.

Workers Defense Project and Austin Free Skool is having a puppet-making and creative political action workshop! We will be creating puppets for our We Build Texas! march happening next February that will represent the problems workers face in the construction industry. To check out what the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has done in the past,

please click here.
**No specific skills required: we will teach you all you need to know**
We hope to see you there!

¿Eres creativo? ¿Te gustaria aprender a construir muñecos gigantes? ¿Quieres participar en una buena causa? ¡Pues tienes suerte!
Acompáñanos el Domingo 9 de Diciembre, a las 1:30-5pm en 5604 Manor.
Proyecto Defensa Laboral y Austin Free Skool tendrá un taller sobre la acción política creativa y cómo construir muñecos gigantes. Luego estaremos construyendo varios muñecos gigantes para la gran marcha que vamos a tener el próximo febrero, que se llama ¡Construimos Texas! Mirar lo que Coalition de Immokalee Workers hicieron, por favor aga click aquí.
**No se requiere conocimiento previo solo muchas ganas, por que aquí aprenderemos juntos**
¡Te esperamos!

Ed Talks supplementary material!

1 Dec

Ed Talks is happening right now! Speaker Corinne Lee is giving a talk on the intersection of monsters, evolution and literature. This is a fascinating article she mentioned!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3014134/

Life is a bit more interrelated than we think.

Introduction to Fortune Telling tonight is CANCELED

26 Nov

Caroline is sick with the flu so Introduction to Fortune Telling is CANCELED for tonight. It will resume next Monday at 9pm in the backyard of Spiderhouse. Look for the big palm reading chart.

Next week is an introduction to tarot! Bring a deck if you have one  or friends if you don’t.

Sorry for the inconvenience, everyone.

Come Check Out The Book Fair Today At 6PM!

24 Nov

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A Series of Short Nihilist Texts for November 25th

24 Nov

Austin Anarchist Study Group

Three texts on nihilism that will be available at the Austin Anarchist Micro Book Fair:

Voline’s “Nihilism” from the Anarchist Encyclopedia
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/voline-nihilism

The Manifesto of Nihilist Women
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-manifesto-of-nihilist-women

Penelope Nin – The Persistent Refusal of Paradise
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/penelope-nin-the-persistent-refusal-of-paradise

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Environmentalists protest against end of ecological reserve

24 Nov

Earth First! Newswire

Cross Posted from Algarve Resident

 

By ANA TAVARES

news@algarveresident.com

The four largest environmental organisations in Portugal have issued a joint statement protesting against the government’s decision to scrap the National Ecological Reserve (Reserva Ecológica Nacional – REN), following an interview the Minister of Agriculture Assunção Cristas gave to newspaper Expresso earlier this month.

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Get your occult on Monday at Spiderhouse!

23 Nov

You should come check out Intro to Fortune Telling on the 26th at Spiderhouse! Class meets at 9pm for a few hours of tarot, chiromancy, tea leaf reading, and stimulating conversation. Raise demons, possess people, or at least have fun trying. For more details email Caroline.

Do you care about Feminism? Yes, Ma’am!

20 Nov

Free Skool is proud to announce a second installment of the Yes, Ma’am Feminist discussion at Sasona Cooperative on Saturday, November 24th @ 4:00pm. This week’s topic is Good Hair, Bad Hair! Come on over and enjoy spirited discussion with curious people.

Location: Sasona Coop (2604 Paramount Avenue)
Email Gatlin for information about the location!

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Art, Activism, & Social Change Workshop

20 Nov

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This workshop will focus on the intersections of art, activism & social change. No supplies are needed unless otherwise noted. This will be a discussion based class.

Themes to consider: Art and Activism, community art education, socially engaged art, and various other topics related to synonymous theories and practice.

Dates / Time: Novemeber 20th & December 4th
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More info?
email: aarongoldmans@gmail.com