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A friend of the Wingnut will begin teaching a weekly Spanish Class on Monday nights at 6pm, with the class lasting about one hour.
We will be using an old edition of a Spanish beginners text book, but we encourage folks with more Spanish language knowledge to come participate if they want to,

Anyone is welcome to participate, but the class is designed for students who will participate on a regular basis, and be willing to do studying and work between meetings.

The class is being offered for free, but the teacher needs help affording transportation to and from the classes. It will cost him about 3.50 in bus fare each week. Anyone willing to pitch in towards that is highly encouraged to do so.

Anyone who wants to take the free Spanish class at the Wingnut needs to fill out this questionnaire so we can turn it into the teacher, so he can figure out the best way to teach the class to meet the students’ needs and desires.  Please fill this out and return it to wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or bring by the Wingnut Anarchist Collective ASAP.

Also- the two textbooks we will be using are the 1st Edition Vistas Student Textbook  ISBN numbers 1-931100-004 and  Vistas Student Activities Manual ISBN 1-931100-03-9  0 These are both available on amazon to be purchased, and you can get copies really cheap (less than a dollar and then 4 dollars shipping) so if you want your own textbook, please feel free to get one. Otherwise, we will have copies and sharing! (more…)

We have 20 copies of the Terror Incognita text now available at the Wingnut for people who are planning on participating in the Terror Incognita reading and discussion group. Please come by sometime to pick up your copy if you want to read it before the class starts. If you are able to share one copy between friends or roommates that would be helpful too.

We are doing out best to get a .pdf of the text available online this week as well.

The Terror Incognita Reading and Disussion Group starts on Wednesday July 18th at 8pm. The other class dates are Wed. July 25th at 8pm,  Wed. August 1st at 8pm, and Wed. August 15th at 8pm. (We are skipping that 2nd Wednesday in August so as to not conflict with the monthly IWW meeting, so it’s a great time to join the Richmond Industrial Workers of the World! http://www.richmondiww.org)

The topics in this reading include: current anarchist theory, queer theory, terrorism, consent, gender, identity, and more!

Anyone who wants to take the free Spanish class at the Wingnut needs to fill out this questionnaire so we can turn it into the teacher, so he can figure out the best way to teach the class to meet the students’ needs and desires.  Please fill this out and return it to wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or bring by the Wingnut Anarchist Collective ASAP. The sooner we get these collected the sooner we will be able to start the class!

Also- the two textbooks we will be using are the 1st Edition Vistas Student Textbook  ISBN numbers 1-931100-004 and  Vistas Student Activities Manual ISBN 1-931100-03-9  0 These are both available on amazon to be purchased, and you can get copies really cheap (less than a dollar and then 4 dollars shipping) so if you want your own textbook, please feel free to get one. Otherwise, we will have copies and sharing!

I Love Learning Spanish
Language assimilation by multiple teaching techniques

Name:
Telephone:
e-mail:
Date:

1) What do you believe to be the qualities of a good student of language?
2) What is your preferred learning style?
a) work it out for yourself
b) work in a group or with a partner
c) watch it done and copy it
d) read the theory of it and try to apply it
e) try it out and get feedback on it
f) or…
3) Do you have any knowledge of Spanish or any other foreign language (s)?
4) Which method would you prefer- Grammar Translation or Direct Method in which the class is conducted in Spanish?
5) What are you hoping to gain from the Spanish Course, and how are you planning to use the linguistics knowledge?
6) Would you like a written exam?
7) Would you like to do a written composition or an oral presentation?
8) Placement test available upon request.
9) When would you like to begin taking Spanish classes?

Professor: Armanda A. Malvarez  Telephone 804 396 9084  Email aamalvarez@yahoo.com

Would anyone be interested in a free Spanish Class at the Wingnut soon?
We have a teacher who has offered his services (we just need to supply him with 3 dollars bus fare a week), it’s just a matter of finding a weekly day/time that works for the most people.
Right now, we’re thinking Mondays at 6pm. What do others think?? email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or call 804 303 5449 if you have feedback about a time/day of the week!

Terror Incognita- a group reading and discussion of current anarchist and queer theory. This course is being made available through the People’s School of Richmond, and is a free school course.

Terror Incognita is a recently published zine (homemade magazine) featuring discussion, analysis and questioning of current trends in the North American anarchist  scenes. The text also heavily features current queer practice and theory as well as discussion of terrorism.

You don’t have to be an anarchist or agree with anarchism to participate in this class.

The basic format of the class will be group discussions of the text. Ideally people will read the texts before coming to each meeting, but we might also read the texts outloud to each other at the meetings, as this is a method that has worked well for us during previous courses.

Classes will meet at 8pm on Wednesday nights starting the 2nd half of July at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. (2005 Barton Avenue)

We will make pdf versions of texts available online, and have some photocopies available as well. Folks will need to bring the printed texts to the class.

July 18, July 25, August 1st, August 15th


We had a great turnout for tonight’s second meeting of Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women. We read outloud from Volterine de Cleyre’s essay Direct Action and had discussion about the text and the labor movement.

For next week’s class we decided to read Emma Goldman‘s essays Prisons a Social Crime and Failure and Anarchism What it Really Stands For

Both of these essays are available online, and there are hard copies of both zines by Emma Goldman available at the Wingnut. Feel free to come by during Open Hours on Wednesday or Friday from 4 to 9pm to pick up a copy.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women is being held on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Here are links to online versions of all the pieces we are reading for this class:

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/emma-goldman-anarchism-what-it-really-stand

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/what-syndicalism

Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/direct-action-voltairine-de-cleyre

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/crime-and-punishment

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/prisons-social-crime-and-failure

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/lucy-parsons-thousand-rioters

We had a great turnout for tonight’s first meeting of Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women. We read outloud from A Thousand Rioters, Selected Writings bofLucy Parsons. We read and discussed her essays, The Principles of Anarchism and Crime and Criminals.

For next week’s class we decided to read Lucy Parsons‘ essay To Tramps and Voltairine de Cleyre’s essay Direct Action.

Both of these essays are available online, and there are hard copies of Direct Action available at the Wingnut. Feel free to come by during Open Hours on Wednesday or Friday from 4 to 9pm to pick up a copy.

The Wingnut is located at 2005 Barton Avenue. Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women is being held on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Here are links to online versions of all the pieces we are reading for this class:

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/emma-goldman-anarchism-what-it-really-stand

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/what-syndicalism

Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/direct-action-voltairine-de-cleyre

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/crime-and-punishment

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/prisons-social-crime-and-failure

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

http://www.zinelibrary.info/lucy-parsons-thousand-rioters

This class will take a look at anarchist theory written by anarchist women at the beginning of the 20th century. We will be selecting zines with essays from Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, and Voltairine de Cleyre.

The meetings for this class will be on Tuesdays at 8:30pm. The dates will be 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20. Folks are welcome to come to all or any of the classes.

Richmond does not have a full fledged Free School, alt…hough this is something that folks at the Wingnut and others have been talking about for a while. After the success of our first class, Colonization and Decolonization, this Fall, we thought about wanting to find a way to approach anarchist theory that would be introductory and accessible.

We will be learning together, and folks interested in studying this topic will be deciding, together, how to make the meetings function. The class is free and open to all ages.

The texts will be available online for download, and if folks need help getting a copy we can make more copies at the Wingnut. *This will be coming soon*

Please get in touch if you plan to attend or have questions or concerns. wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or 804 303 5449

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Just a teaser to get the word out that we are planning another Free School class for the end of November. This class will take a look at anarchist theory written by anarchist women at the beginning of the 20th century. We will be selecting zines with essays from Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Voltairine de Cleyre and possibly others.

We have not yet set a day and time for this class. If you are interested in the subject matter, or have suggestions for essays to read or other anarchist women to find essays from, please get in touch. If we hear from people about what time works for them generally, we will do our best to suit schedules.

Richmond does not have a full fledged Free School, although this is something that folks at the Wingnut and others have been talking about for a while. After the success of our first class, Colonization and Decolonization, this Fall, we thought about wanting to find a way to approach anarchist theory that would be introductory and accessible.

We will be learning together, and folks interested in studying this topic will be deciding, together, how to make the meetings function. The class is free and open to all ages.

The texts will be available online for download, and if folks need help getting a copy we can make more copies at the Wingnut.

Please get in touch if you plan to attend or have questions or concerns.  wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or 804 303 5449

The Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

This Fall, there will be a 3 part class on Colonization and Decolonization, meeting at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm.

Autumn is a season when there are many reminders of colonization and the history of oppression, racism, and genocide that Amerikkka was founded on. From Columbus Day to Thanksgiving there are plenty of celebrations of colonization. We are choosing to take time to learn more about the real history of colonization and indigenous peoples during this season. We welcome folks with an interest in learning more about these issues to participate in this 3 part class.

The meetings will be at 8:30 pm on Tuesday September 20th, Tuesday September 27th, and Tuesday October 4th.

Richmond does not have a full fledged Free School, although this is something that folks at the Wingnut and others have been talking about for a while. We found the manual “Colonization and Decolonization – A Manual for Indigenous Liberation in the 21st Century” by Zig-Zag aka Gord Hill (Author of 500 years of Indigenous Resistance), and decided that we would like to do a class with the text. The text is already divided into 3 sections making for 3 hour long sessions. (more…)