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Current + Upcoming

Current + Upcoming Courses

 

MARCH 2017 || UPCOMING COURSES

Improvisation for Mindfulness

Changing Your Mindset Through Improv

Taught by Marilyn Divine

In this fun + interactive course, we will use the skills of improv theatre for navigating + enhancing real life. We will explore topics such as spontaneity, mindfulness, risk taking, + surrendering.

 

Macroeconomics for Muggles

Learning about the Magic of Money at Hogwarts

Taught by Lillian Karabaic

Have you ever wondered why money exists in the wizarding world? This course will provide you with a basic understanding of macroeconomics through the lens of Harry Potter. You will be able to hold a smart policy conversation, as well as contribute some magic.

Rhythm in Music: Making the Most of Time

Read and Compose Rhythms in Every Genre

Taught by Aron Bernstein

Rhythm is making the most out of time, the most tactile dimension in music. In this course you will hear over a hundred listening examples, learn to identify rhythms, and compose your own work in this exploration of music history.

 

Financial Freedom: March Session

Getting Empowered about Money in Your Life

Taught by Douglas Tsoi

There is only one person responsible for your financial health: you. We'll explore the influence the hidden assumptions of consumption and debt in our capitalist system and help you reclaim ownership of how you spend your time and your energy.

Talking Across the Political Chasm

How to Listen + Talk In Divisive Times

Taught by Christine Dupres

For many of us, the election results felt deeply personal. We responded with anger, but we must redirect our attention. This course will give you cathartic doses of direct action and a chance to shift the system, through effective communication across the political divide.

MARCH 2017 || WORKSHOPS

Transgender Education + Advocacy Workshop

Understand Identity to Become a Better Ally

Taught by Basic Rights Oregon

Transgender people face discrimination and danger unlike any other marginalized community. Learn key concepts and understand how trans identities intersect with the LGBT and POC communities to become a better ally.

Pizza School: March Session

A Pizza Skills Workshop

Taught by Will Fain

A Tuesday Evening Workshop at Handsome Pizza. Learn the basics of dough, stretching and topping pizzas + how to use a wood-fired oven. We'll also pass on tips for getting the best results in your home oven.

 

Poetry of the Resistance Workshop

Finding your Activist Voice

Taught by Sara Guest

Community matters, and so does your voice. Now is the time to speak out, join a movement, get involved, do the work. Workshop writing to bring new clarity to the focus of your activist agenda.

FEBRUARY 2017 || CURRENT COURSES

Food, Social Identities & Justice

Digesting the Politics of Food

Taught by Dr. Lisa C. Knisely

Is food a political or a moral topic? How does your social identity influence what food you eat and who produces and prepares that food for you? In this course, we will come together each week to discuss how our social identities and experiences influence our ideas about food and justice.

Financial Freedom: The Online Version

Getting Empowered about Money in Your Life

Taught by Douglas Tsoi

There is only one person responsible for your financial health: you. We'll explore the influence the hidden assumptions of consumption and debt in our capitalist system and help you reclaim ownership of how you spend your time + your energy. It doesn't matter how much money you make, $20,000 or $400,000, this course will show you the way to financial independence. 

 

A People's History of Oregon

Whiteness and Power

Taught by Kristin Teigen

Despite Oregon’s progressive and forward thinking reputation, our history tells another story – indeed, many refer to Oregon as the South of the North, as we have historically embraced segregation, exclusion and displacement. Through this class, we will look at how Oregon’s whiteness, historically and today, has created this reality.

Drawing Plants

Awakening to Urban Flora in Midwinter

Taught by Mulysa Melco

Observation drawing has a special way of grounding us in the present moment. Meet some intriguing and subtle late winter plants of Portland and learn their stories. Using drawing as a way to explore urban flora, slow down to observe the details that make species unique.

Navigating White Spaces

Pushing Back on the Internalized Oppression on Our Psyches

Taught by Taylor Steele

Portland is one of the whitest large cities in the US. So what does it mean to be a person of color here? The class will examine the role psychology might play in creating our own healing space, ultimately enabling us to thrive in white spaces.