Feb 26, 2017 Sunday

Protest 101

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena US

Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? In the past few weeks, more Americans have been getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They're doing that in many ways, including voting, donations, calls and letters to elected officials, and protests. This class is primarily designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, and how to plan to participate in a protest. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a zine about protests created by the instructor. No special materials are required, though you may want to have a notebook and pen to take notes. Bring your questions and concerns - we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you. **Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good olive oil
Attend a protest and send me a write-up about your experience
Hand made soap or lotion (not store bought)
Pasta
Read & comment on one of my essays on Medium

About the teacher, Bronwyn Mauldin

Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration (an MPA is like an MBA for people who want to work in the public sector) and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended - and organized - many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com

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Mar 18, 2017 Saturday
(Full)

DIY Jam making

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Making your jam is really FUN! And makes great gifts your friends & family will appreciate. Jam is great to have in your pantry, as it is excellent on cheese & crackers as an instant appetizer and of course it’s great on toast. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 hour workshop and you will take home 2 jars of jam. Supplies - 1/2 case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars (I'll supply the fruits & sugar). Ralph's, True Value & OSH tend to carry these size jars We'll meet at my home, not handicap accessible. Location information will be sent about a week prior.

Bring one of the following:
bottle of EVOO (good olive oil)
bottle of good red wine
dog treats (not rawhide)
nut (almond or cashew) butter - no sugar, nutty
pair of woman's wool socks (shoe size 9)

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

Kathie's Bio: I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Apr 22, 2017 Saturday
(Full)

DIY Felted Soap

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (http://bit.ly/2j7FVtg) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a barter item) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
nut butter no sugar nutty
woman's wool sock shoe size 9

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.