Free Skool is an initiative began taking place in the garden beginning in June 2018. It often consists of mini-lectures, workshops or facilitated/guided activities. Free Skool initiative is an attempt to disrupt hierarchies, encourage snacking, provide anyone with an opportunity to experience and experiment with course facilitation, and to position people as "experts" in their fields. These spaces aim to be intentionally anti-hierarchical, anti-oppressive and question the role of educational institutions in teaching and learning. We hope to open McGill space outside of the campus community and encourage anyone to participate. Learners of all ages welcome!
Some of the lovely up-coming events:
Gluten-Free Fun - Join Kate on Monday, July 29th from 3:30-5:30pm: Finding good gluten-free foods getting you down? From types of cooking flour to the best noodles for different sauces, come learn to have fun with food restrictions! Snack and recipes provided, BYO experiences and complicated diets!
Language Learning - Wednesday, July 31st at 1:30 pm: Come join in for an interactive workshop on learning languages! In the workshop, you will learn some tips to learn new languages and learn the language of the future, Mandarin.
If you would like to suggest possible topics, sign-up to (co)facilitate a class or workshop, ask questions, or take part in the planning process, please check out our shared workspace.
Possible topics could include:
- technical skill tutorials (bike-maintenance, design, arts, photography)
- critical histories/histories of resistance
- group reflections on education/institutions of learning
- calls to action and organizing around social issues
- anything you'd like!
Summer 2019 Calender
If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact jayne.malenfant [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jayne Malenfant).