Session 24: Summer–Fall 2019

Wednesday
5 June
2019

Skip the Small Talk

time 6:30 p.m.

Let’s face it. Life isn’t like Friends.

user Instructor: Patrick Xie

Saturday
15 June

Taking Photography to the Streets

time 3 p.m.

Life in the city is dynamic, quirky, and unpredictable. Learn how to photograph the people and things happening around you all the time.

user Instructor: Mukul Ranjan

Monday
17 June

Emergency First Aid

time 6:30 p.m.

Learn and practice life-saving skills, without the blood and gore.

user Instructor: Tom Mpande

Queer Book Club Movie Night: Check It

time 7 p.m.

Following up on The Gang’s All Queer, our May book, this month we’ll be hosting a movie screening of Check It, a documentary about a local gang composed of gay and transgender youth.

user Instructor: Johnna Percell

Wednesday
19 June

Identifying and Pitching Stories for Aspiring Freelancers

time 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to nab the writing assignments you’ve always wanted.

user Instructor: Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato

Thursday
20 June

Be Your Own Best Critic: Judging Your Photography

time 6:30 p.m.

What makes a photograph good? Learn how to critique and improve your own work.

user Instructor: Yonas Hassen

Thursday
27 June

Become a Bad Ass After a Divorce or Breakup

time 6:30 p.m.

We already know that you’re gonna make it after all, so get the tools you need to continue building the life you deserve.

user Instructor: Joe Bernstein

Deprogramming and Rethinking Plastic

time 6:30 p.m.

Let’s imagine a day without plastic…

user Instructor: Rini Saha

Friday
28 June

Practical Mindfulness: Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

time 12:30 p.m.

We’ll give you the foundation and tools to create a mindfulness practice that works for you.

user Instructor: Ingrid Vaicius

Monday
8 July

Using Meditation to Connect With Our Emotions and Resilience

time 6 p.m.

Eliza Barclay will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and lead a guided session of basic meditation, and neuroscientist and long-time meditator Jeff Colombe will give a talk on the science of meditation, emotions, and resilience.

user Instructors: Eliza Barclay, Jeff Colombe

Tuesday
9 July

Queer Book Club: Check, Please!

time 7 p.m.

First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack — our very attractive but moody captain.

user Instructor: Johnna Percell

Thursday
18 July

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights.

user Instructors: Marc Borbely, Neil Satterlund

Wednesday
24 July

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6:30 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights.

user Instructors: Marc Borbely, Neil Satterlund

Sunday
11 August

Edible Gardening: Veggies, Herbs, and More

time 2 p.m.

Love the idea of edible gardening, but don’t know where to start? Learn tips to get started as you tour several edible gardens, take an ice cream break, and visit a hardware store to stock up on plants and gardening supplies.

user Instructor: Roshani Kothari

Wednesday
28 August

Queer Book Club: Tomorrow Will Be Different

time 7 p.m.

Tomorrow Will Be Different highlights Sarah’s work as an activist and the key issues at the forefront of the fight for trans equality, providing a call-to-arms and empowering look at the road ahead.

user Instructor: Johnna Percell