when: Sat. – Sun. April 20th – 21st 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
where: Freewheel Community Bike Shop (1804 S. Park St. #5)
This Earth Week Madison’s Freewheel Community Bike Shop will be hosting a weekend workshop exploring and practicing the construction of bicycle carts. Using an easy design, low cost parts, and simple fabrication skills & tools, participants will share with each other basic skills and perhaps BUILD a cart for themselves as well!! You’ll experience the basics of steel conduit bending and cutting and basic Oxy-acetylene welding. The workshop will be split into two days. Saturday will be focused on learning and skill sharing and getting the process down. Sunday will be more of a construction event where we’ll all attempt putting together roughly ten or more bicycle carts in a large spectacular group effort.
The public is welcome to view each day’s events for FREE, but a small donation to Freewheel will allow folks hands-on practice and use of tools the whole weekend. And if you pre-register before Apr 18th, for a sliding-scale $25-50 you can sign-up to construct and take home your very own cart. REGISTER SOON for details! We’re also looking for volunteers. So, if you have a few skills to share and would like to help volunteer please register as well. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org or #920-763-5970
when: Sun. April 28th, 12 Noon – 4 pm
where: Syntropy Co-op, 812 Jenifer St
Back by popular demand! Please spread the word!
Join us if you are a fan of furry, feathery, and fuzzy critters. No carpentry experience required – we have the tools and we’re here to help! We’ll provide scrap wood and basic designs to create homes for songbirds, solitary bees, hibernating butterflies, and brown bats, though you can certainly bring your own plans and materials for other projects.
This is a family friendly event, so kids are most welcome! Refreshments will be provided.
Info? #262-9036 email@example.com
1403 Willy St. back door
Thursday 1/31/13, 2pm till 6pm. Prompt
FYI: Not checkin email for a while. see ya there.
Cost: umm…FREE! or homebrew to share
You can expect:
— a Oatmeal stout recipe
— a 4-6 hour process. It will involve my whole-grain routine, but I’ll point out how to do easier malt extract recipes too. I’ll try to streamline it to speed it along.
— an open format so we can learn from eachother. I’ll try to point out stuff I know and understand, but folks are welcome to chime in.
— an encouraging atmosphere for folks of any experience, even if you haven’t contemplated making brew till now.
— homebrew to share. maybe some mead too??
Co-sponsored by the Jail Library Group and the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture. Presented by Sarita Alami, PhD Candidate, Emory University
Monday, December 3
12-1 p.m., SLIS Commons (4207 Helen C. White Hall)
Before the rise of mass incarceration in the late 1970s, many prisoners had the freedom to write and publish newspapers. Despite operating under circumstances that were heavily censored and highly constrained, inmate-journalists discussed national and international politics, engaged each other and the public, and reflected a dynamic, oppressive, and often-controversial penal culture. The product of a collective endeavor, these documents provide a novel method for tracing the history of institutional culture from the inside out. This talk focuses on the radical feminist and black power prison newspapers held at the Wisconsin Historical Society, examining how inmates created a vibrant inter-prison news network despite geographic isolation and significant censorship. Methodologically, this talk discusses how digital tools like text mining and topic modeling can offer novel ways to discover patterns in newspapers and other large bodies of text.
And a warm welcome to the new freeskoolers!
Here’s a brief recap of our learn/teach ideas from this potluck discussion. If you’re interested in learning/teaching anything on this list, make a comment on this post (or reply to the list email) so we can gauge demand and critical mass.
Things we want to do/learn:
- Free Choir!
- primitive/outdoor skills
- plant ID/wildcrafting/urban edible gathering/medicine making
Things we can teach each other:
- Davi holds GO! game nights at Sector 67 on Thursday evenings, and can teach things about programming, science, math, music theory, and drumming.
- Ashley can teach fermentation such as the art of kombucha.
- Kara can teach things related to plants, urban-edibles, cooking, fiber arts/knitting, science activities for kids, and beginning ukelele.
- Nate can teach math and physics, astronomy and weather.
- Shannon is interested in teaching/sharing about plants, herbal medicine making, kimchi fermentation, and chocolate making.
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative is pleased to announce the First Annual Dane County Print Explosion. The Dane County Print Explosion is a one-day show of printed matter, including posters, stickers, zines, journals, and books.
See a schedule of free workshops here.
The Zine Fest/Print Explosion will take place in the College Library at UW Madison in White Hall from 11-5 pm. The Workshops take place in the nearby Humanities building.
The roster of exhibitors is drawn from the world of experimental publishers, visual artists, artisanal bookmakers and printers, radical imprints, grassroots zine authors, and activist designers. The exhibitors hail from across Wisconsin and from around the United States. They include an array of subversively creative print media artists and publishers, including names such as Xexoxial, Anne Elizabeth Moore/Ladydrawers, The Baffler, WI Books to Prisoners, PM Press, Fresh Hot Press of the UW Printmakers, Polka Press, Sue Bietila, and many more who do their thing through print media.
it’s time to kick off the Madison Winter Free School season. It’s also Samhain (Halloween) time, the Witches’ new year, and a time to honor death and celebrate rebirth. Seems like a great time for a Free School Potluck!
Saturday, November 3rd
7pm: gathering, eating, 8 pm: talk about the free school, followed by more gathering and eating
at 1221 Spaight St.,(it’s a house with a rainbow flag on the porch railing, between baldwin and few sts. NOT wheelchair accessible, unfortunately)
I’ll make a big pot of veggie chili to start things off
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