April/ May 2012 Classes!

Another looong blog post. This is what will be going on for the next two months. We will put any updates on our calendar. Click and zoom up on the calendar to see dates, feel free to copy and use or redistribute at your discretion!

Send any comments or feedback to  SLCalwayslearning@gmail.com and also Repliroid2@yahoo.com.



    Intro to Yoga: This is a free community class: it is beginner-friendly, come-one-come-all, flowing yoga. Come try it out with a kind and experienced teacher. CONTACT: ERIN: 801-410-4639 www.avenuesyoga.com LOCATION: Avenues Yoga (68 K street)

    Dumpster Diving Expedition: Come find free food and other goods with experienced trash-pickers, and regular ol’ peeps. Dumpsters are an amazing free food resource in SLC. Please dress weather-accordingly in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (clandestinely appreciated). RIDING YOUR BIKE IS THE BEST BET FOR THIS CLASS. Please RSVP if you are interested in coming!    CONTACT: MATT  DP(801) 856-0535 LOCATION: Southeast side of Liberty Park, by the drinking fountain.

   Probiotics and Fermentation: We will do a hands-on workshop on how to make kombucha and sauerkraut (vegetable fermentation). If you can: bring vegetables, jars, your preferred sweetener (juice, sugar, molasses) and tea (for kombucha) so you can take something home with you. Bring a jar if you want a free kombucha culture. LOCATION: Blu House 427 University St. (1350 E.) CONTACT: Bradley 435.830.4933

    MayDay Workshops & Events: ~April 28th: History of Mayday @ University of Utah, Olpin Union Bldg. ~April 29th: History of the Exploitation of Workers, Immigrants, Animals and Environment @ SLC library 12pm. ~May 1st: Solidarity with the nationwide General strike against corporate forces of exploitation. 4pm: Rally @city council bldg, 5pm: march to the capital. CONTACT: Occupyslc.org or JustindKramer84@hotmail.com

    Figure Drawing: Come experience some real-life figure drawing without the tuition! These are free, community classes, meaning that modeling time is shared between participants: nude, clothed or anywhere in-between is fine! This class is a maintained safe space: anyone being disrespectful or body-negative will be asked to leave. Drawing instruction and assistance with techniques will be available. All skill levels are welcome. Anyone who wants to attend or model, please Contact: MATT DP: 801-856-0535 Location: Free Speech Zone (411s 800e)

Another Figure Drawing Class: We have a consistent model for this class, so unlike the other- we will not need volunteers!  Drawing instruction or assistance will be available on request. Come draw for 2 ½ hours with an athletic model for free!  Contact: MATT DP 801-856-0535 Location: ART PIT 317e Sherman Ave (1335s)

Bike Mechanics Workshop: This is for those of you who are interested in improving your wrenching skills.  Each week we have a different topic, and we know that practice makes perfect, which is why we have plenty of bikes that don’t belong to anyone- ready to be your learning tool. Please bring paper and pen or pencil to write notes.  While it would be beneficial to attend all the lessons, feel free to pick and choose since each class topic is taught independently of the others.  Sometimes lessons will change from the calendar posting so check the website! Contact: JACE: 801-867-5489 or http://www.slcbikecollective.org/en/programs/classes Location: SLC Bike Collective, 2312 S. West Temple

Activist Discussion Group:  Want to engage with other people, test out your ideas and hear others’ ideas in focused discussions led by a passionate veteran of activist discussion groups?  Ashley Sanders invites you to break out of your shell and get together with other action-oriented people. Contact her for updated discussion topics, times, and locations. Contact: ASHLEY: sanders.ashley@gmail.com Location:  168 E. Herbert Ave.

‘Never Alone: Long term Anarchist Prisoner Support’: Speaking event and vegan bake sale for Eric Mcdavid, Marie Mason and other political prisoners- 6:00 Sacramento Prisoner Support and Marie Mason Support Crew are going on an road trip to talk about supporting political prisoners, Focusing specifically on the cases of Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, the tour will mark the spots where the events of these cases unfolded, using multimedia presentations to bring the facts of these cases to light.

As well as raising awareness and support for Eric and Marie, the tour will also feature strategizing about how to more effectively grow a culture of resistance that can breach prison walls and sustain long-term anarchist prisoner support, a security culture beyond 101 workshop (updated for 2012, now with extra tech!) and some awesome guest speakers. CONTACT: neveralonetour@riseup.net. , http://neveralonetour.wordpress.com , or KRISTEN :801-623-0128    LOCATION:Boing Collective (608s 500e)

   Plant Medicine Discussion: This class will be in a discussion–group format. We plan to explore local medicinal plant habitats, and responsibly collect specimens for our use. For the discussion group to work, it is helpful for many people research different angles of plant species- as plant medicine can be subjective. Our learning will benefit from a diversity of understandings. Both novices and veterans are encouraged to come! Plants of study will be selected every meeting and we will bring findings to our next class. We will have demonstrations, medicine crafting (balms, teas, foods, tinctures, etc.), and plant walks. Contact: MATT DP: 801-856-0535 or repliroid2@yahoo.com Location:  ART PIT: 317E 1335 s

    UofU Art Educators: Learn new art skills or build upon your current skills in the art building on the University of Utah campus. LOCATION: University of Utah in the art building Room 353 (open to the public) CONTACT: rblue88@hotmail.com, or Bradley: 435.830.4933

    Moss Graffiti workshop. Join us in this ancient and non-toxic form of graffiti. Moss paint is made of alcohol and moss, and sprouts up within about a week of application. Location: Gallivan Plaza West Entrance Contact: BRADLEY: 435.830.4933

    Movement Forum (Contact Improv): Come to our open space / open movement jams and join in on the casual intimacy with this good-time style of dance and expression. For beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Join the Facebook page, “Movement Forum” for updates. Contact: CHRIS DP: 801-598-8056 LOCATION: 843 Lincoln street, (roughly on the corner of 800 south and 1000 east)

     Vegan Cooking Classes: Join in on some vegan cooking. Every class has a different theme. LOCATION: Sunflower Market: 656 E 200 S CONTACT:  theveganistaskitchen@gmail.com

    SLC Main Library Classes: AROUND THE WORLD IN 40 ZINES: If you fancy yourself a travel expert, or if you just want to share some of your experiences, come to the travel zine workshop. Spend the afternoon in The City Library’s Sharespace writing and compiling travel zines. When you’re finished creating your masterpiece, it will be submitted to the library’s zine collection. CONTACT: (801) 524-829

     TECH CLASSES: Registration is required for all computer classes and begins one week prior to each class. LOCATION: Main Library Technology Center

INTERCAMBIO DE IDIOMAS: Join us for a friendly hour practicing English and Spanish. LOCATION: Level 3

LIBRARY YOGA! Apr 3 Main Library–L4 conference room/Apr 17 Sprague Branch/May 1 Main Library–L4 conference room/May 15 Anderson-Foothill Branch

       Biology Seminar Series: LOCATION: 210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building at The University of Utah Contact: BRADLEY 435-830-4933



    Free Skool Planning Meeting: Come by if you are looking to put together a class or event, or if you want to help us organize! This would also be a good time to learn more about Always Learning and to coordinate. Don’t be shy, come on by! CONTACT: 801-436-7566 / SLCalwayslearning@gmail.com , or MATT DP: 801-856-0535 / repliroid2@yahoo.com Location: Blu House: 427 S. University St.


    Science Movie Night: Join us for free movie screenings followed by discussion with an expert in the field. LOCATION: SLC Main Public Library Auditorium.


   FNB (Food Not Bombs): Come get free food!  Bring any abundances of food you have to share and distribute. No strings attached! Contact: Boing! (801) 364-2462 Location: RICHMOND PARK (450 E. 600 S.)


   Vegan Drinks and Potluck: We aim to bring together diverse people and vegans of all stripes to build new coalitions and promote networking. All we expect are friendly folks with interest in animal rights, veganism and the pursuit of after-work fun. Talk up the organization and the work you’re involved in, your vegan and AR interests, your dream job for animals, your blog, etc. Sip a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, we don’t care!) and relax with like-minded folks. What to bring? Food for the potluck, business cards, and pamphlets promoting your organization.  21+. Contact: W LOUNGE: www.vegandrinks.org (801) 359-0637 Location: W LOUNGE: 358 S West Temple (Behind Mo’s)


    Prisoner Letter Writing Night: This event is being hosted by the Salt Lake Anarchist Black Cross and happens the third Wednesday of every month. The SLABC provides a list of political prisoners that people can send letters to. Sending letters can help provide support and comfort for those who are behind bars for fighting on the front lines of economic, ecological, political, and other injustices in the world. SLABC’s letter writing can also be a place you can come and spend time writing letters to loved ones you may have that are in prison.” Contact: KRISTEN 801-623-0128 Location: 346s 800e


   UofU Lectures: SEXUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS: Discussion about homosexuality issues in Latin America LOCATION: Eccles Auditorium Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, CTIHB 109 CONTACT: (801) 581.7200


   UofU Earth Month LOCATION: 200 S. Central Campus Dr. CONTACT: (801)581.7200   – Issues and Actions Lunch at the U of U Bennion Center    – Bagit! at the U of U Union Theater    – Dive!  at the U of U Post Theater                      –Everything’s Cool at the U of U Union Theater


– Bennion/Hinckley Forum at the U of U Hinckley Caucus Room


   Community Writing Center (CWC): May 12th is the 9th Annual Live Green SLC! Festival at Library Plaza.  Help us celebrate green living in a writing workshop where we’ll explore how writing can inspire sustainability, harness human-powered energy sources in our city. Please register. LOCATION: Main Library 210 E. 400 S. in plaza area CONTACT: 801.957.2192


   Guerrilla gardening is gardening on another person’s land without permission. It encompasses a diverse range of people and motivations, from the enthusiastic gardener who spills over their legal boundaries to the highly political gardener who seeks to provoke change through direct action. Abandoned or neglected land is ‘squatted’ by guerrilla gardeners who assign it a new use.              Location: Library Square Contact: Occupyslc.org  or JustindKramer84@hotmail.com


     Reoccupation: Its been six months since Occupy Salt Lake Started, its time for a Reoccupation! Location: Library Square  Contact: OccupySLC.org


    Critical Mass: A monthly event that takes place all over the world where cyclists take over the streets. There is no structured leadership for this event, therefore no one specific purpose or agenda can be assigned to Critical Mass. CONTACT: TOM MILLAR @ ‪longskull@gmail.com‪ or visit the Saltcycle website: ‬http://saltcycle.blogspot.com/‬. LOCATION: Gallivan Center (50 E 200 S)


   999 Ride: Casual group ride. LOCATION: 900 E. 900 S.