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Announcement :: Education
JP Free Skool- March Classes
06 Mar 2004
The JP Free School is a new educational project based in Jamaica Plain and is open to all people of the community. The basic idea is that it is cost-free, open to anyone of any age to teach or attend classes, and classes can be offered anywhere. It is an opportunity for people to come together and learn from each other in a way that doesn't require expensive educational institutions and recognizes that we learn throughout our entire lives and we all have something to share.

If YOU would like to co-facilitate or teach a subject through the Free Skool, please let us know. There are many different skills that could be shared: Computers, Cooking, U.S. History, Spanish, ESL, Art, Math, Gardening, Silk Screen Printing, Music, Bike Mechanics, etc.

The JP Free School is organized by a few people. We have organizational meetings once or twice a month usually at Junebug Café at 403 A Centre Street (Hyde Square). Anyone is welcome to attend!

Wednesday, 3/10. Vegan Appetizers. We’ll learn how to make a different vegan appetizer each time we meet. Suggested donation for cost of supplies: $2-3 (no one will be turned away). 76 Day Street., Jamaica Plain (off of Centre Street near South Huntington).

Saturday, 3/13. 2:30 pm. Ultimate Frisbee Class. Learn how to play ultimate frisbee: it's kind of like football, it's kind of like soccer, it's kind of like being a dog, it's a real good time. Location TBA (call 617-522-8277 or email: jpfreeskool (at) riseup.net for information)

Saturday, 3/13. 4:00 pm. Basic Sex Ed. Come share your knowledge and learn more information as we discuss anatomy, safer sex, and other topics as they arise. bring your ideas and questions! If there is interest, we want to extend this into a series of classes. 79 Moraine St., Jamaica Plain (off of Center Street and South Huntington.

Tuesday, 3/16. 7 pm. Queer Theory. Dont forget queer theory, a basic introduction to queer theory and hopefully the start of a continuing discussion/study group. bring yr ideas and try to read the article:Annamarie Jagose's article, "What is Queer Theory?," available at http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/archive/Issue-Dec-1996/jagose.html June Bug Café at 403 A Centre Street (Hyde Square).

Wednesday, 3/17. 7:30 pm. Alternative Education Reading and Discussion Group. We’ll be reading articles and segments of books by authors such as Paulo Friere, John Holt, Francisco Ferrer and others! Topics and readings will be chosen by the group a week ahead of time, so please contact Claire at 617-522-8277 (jpfreeskool (at) riseup.net) to find out about the next reading. June Bug Café at 403 A Centre Street (Hyde Square).

Wednesday, 3/24. 7 pm. Vegan Appetizers. See above but note different location: 21 Cortes Street (Back Bay) Near Columbus Ave and Berkeley Street.

Wednesday, 3/31. 7:30 pm. Alternative Education. See above. Also at June Bug Café at 403 A Centre Street (Hyde Square)

Sunday, 3/21. 2:30 pm. Boo T.V. , Yea Toy Theater Class: How to make toy theaters. Learn how to make a small scale puppet theater to act out your favorite stories for your friends and family. Entertainment can be cheap and fun. Sick of being a passive spectator. Create and tell your own stories. People need to bring: Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, magazines, paper and art supplies. Location TBA (call 617-522-8277 or email: jpfreeskool (at) riseup.net for information)

U.S. History and Civics for the US Citizenship Test. Time(s)/ Date(s) TBA, Location(s) TBA. This class will be to study and review the official materials for the U.S. History and Civics section of the US Citizenship test. Anyone interested in this class should contact Thomas at tfiori (at) earthlink.net or 617-522-8277 to help establish class times and dates that are most convenient for participants.

A People’s History of the United States. Time(s)/ Date(s) TBA, Location(s) TBA
This class will read and discuss A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Books will be provided to the first 20 enlistees, courtesy of Howard Zinn and Harper Collins. Anyone interested in this class should contact Thomas at tfiori (at) earthlink.net or 617-522-8277 to help establish class times and dates that are most convenient for participants.

You may contact the JP Free Skool at:
617-522-8277
www.jpfreeskool.org
jpfreeskool (at) riseup.net.

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