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One-Day Workshops at AJ Collective Workshops

One-Day-Workshops at AJ Collective Workshops

October 25th through December 6th

No workshops November 22nd

 

 

All workshops are being hosted in the Auditorium at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago at 7574 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL.

 

Workshops are a donation of the speaker to the community. In turn we ask for a suggestion family donation of $10 per family per workshop to go to the charity of the speakers choosing. The charity is listed in the workshop description below. Anything your family may contribute would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

OCTOBER 25TH
12:45pm-1:45pm

Living with Food Allergies: Keeping all our kids safe

With the increase in the number of children being diagnosed with severe food allergies, learning to live with allergies is becoming a way of life for everyone now, not just the families of those afflicted. Awareness, education and training are all vital in keeping those suffering from severe food allergies safe. Please join us for an informative presentation about all things food allergy. This workshop will be hosted by Jen Kafizov, parent of three children living with severe food allergies. After our presentation, we will have a panel discussion with kids and parents whose lives are affected by food allergy. If you and/or your child(ren) would like to be included in the panel please email Jen at tikistanford@yahoo.com.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of Kids With Food Allergies. https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/donate.html

No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event.
Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated to Kids with Food Allergies.
With questions or to pre-register, contact Jen Kafizov: tikistanford@yahoo.com

 

 

NOVEMBER 1ST
12:45pm-1:45pm

 An Intro to Gambian Culture and West African Drumming
Join Gambian homeschooling dad Seringe Jarjusey has he takes you on a journey through the smiling coast. Spend the first half hour exploring the wonderful languages, culture, food and traditions and wrap up the hour with an intro to West African drumming. Please bring your own djembe (or any drumming device) to join in the drum circle, as well as your eager questions for a lively discussion about this amazing country and culture.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Gambian Scholarship Fund, sending young children to gain an education and the potential of bettering their lives.

No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event.
Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated directly to children in need of school dues.
With questions or to pre-register, contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 8TH
12:45pm-1:45pm

A Step Towards Raw Foods With Imani

What is raw food?
Can I sustain my children with raw foods!?
Raw Pregnancy
Raw Families
A one step at a time view to adding raw food to your diet, and how to prepare for a holiday season.
I am Imani Folayan-Barberousse, mother of 5 children, wife of 20 years to Lionel Barberousse Jr. I have been a rawfoodist for 11 years. I was introduced to rawfood by my brother Stephen “Kamau” Morris. he was stricken with Rheumatoid Arthritis of the veins and nerves, called a vasculitis neuritis a rare form of Lupus. Kamau kept the violent affects of this Lupus abbey for 14 years through raw food. Arthritis is a form of autoimmune disease as well as Lupus. Autoimmune diseases are simply lack of particular vitamins and minerals that we should be able to get from food. A 92 year old doctor from Mayo Clinic told my brother in 1994, raw food…. uncooked fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds has done some remarkable work of healing but there is not a lot of research at this point. So my brother began his healing through raw foods. I began my journey also, I used raw foods initially for my joy of food and feeding people. I even used it to make friends. I love to share food with people.

Eventually I became aware of an autoimmune issue with myself, Hyperthyroidism. I developed a large goiter, and many sides affects like being hot, loosing hair, and feeling depressed. Luckily my life and depression had no match ups. I was living my dream to be a wife and mother. I knew there was something really off with my feelings. I happened upon another family of Rawfoodist, the Betanko Family from Russia, they have a seires of books “The Raw Family”, then I found Jennifer Cornbleet’s, “Raw Food Made Easy”, and another family I found with 5 kids like me, the Talifero Family and their raw business The Garden Diet.

I have actually met Storm and Jinji of http://thegardendiet.com/ , we had our last children the same year, Olu and Yarrow. I have had so many beautiful journeys and stories and delights with raw food that I simply love sharing raw foods.

The Organization I would like to share with is my daughter Talha’s Chicago Children’s Choir. Talha has been singing with them for 3 years, since 2009. Talha as brought music from all over the world to our home with her experience in Chicago Children’s Choir. Last year the choir went to Dublin, Ireland. In the Spring 2012 Talha traveled with them to the Appalachian Mountains to learn Appalachian Music, and for two weeks this summer she took a workshop on South African Muisic here in Chicago at the Hyde Park Unitarian Church.

No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event.
Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated to Chicago Children’s Choir.
With questions or to pre-register, contact Imani Folayan-Barberousse: ibarberousse@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 15TH

12:45pm-1:45pm

Introductory Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
This workshop is designed for adults and teens. We will cover a bicycle safety check, and basic home bicycle maintenance, including cleaning and lubricating the drivetrain, and flat prevention. We will also do a short flat repair demo, giving the participants the opportunity to do it themselves. A demonstration bicycle and practice wheels will be provided for participants.
Chris Stodder & Justyna Frank are homeschool parents who have owned and operated Rapid Transit Cycleshop, an urban bicycle store, for over 18 years.
No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event. Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated to World Bicycle Relief http://worldbicyclerelief.org/
With questions or to pre-register, contact Justyna Frank: justyna@rapidtransitcycles.com

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 29TH
12:45pm-1:45pm

Calendula: Herb of Sunshine
You are invited to spend some time and begin a relationship with this amazing plant. Using our senses we will explore this versatile herb, learn her story and a make an herbal recipe. Calendula is a playful plant. Come cavort with her and learn the herbal wisdom she has to share with you. This workshop will be hosted by Andrea Bukiewicz, an unschooling mother of two, midwifes apprentice and family herbalist. She believes that plants are the peoples medicine and that anyone can gain, use and share herbal knowledge without becoming master herbalists. Andrea has been utilizing plants her whole life, a skill introduced to her by her grandmother.

Donations will be accepted on behalf of The Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives (ICCPM). All moneys earned will help support midwives and their fight for licensure here in Illinois.

No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event.
Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated directly to ICCPM.
Questions or to pre-register, contact Andrea Bukiewicz at thebarefootdoula@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 6TH

12:45pm-1:45pm

Mother Daughter Bellydance
Bellydance is a natural fit for all body types!   This ancient, beautiful dance brings joy, relaxation, cardio fitness, flexibility and strength to all bodies!  Please join veteran belly dancer Lori Upchurch for an introduction to the basic movements of middle eastern dance!  We’ll stretch and get warm and learn a few simple combinations to get our group moving together.  Lots of fun for all,  recommended age 8+.  Babies in slings love bellydancing!  Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, and plan to be barefoot or wear ballet slippers.

No Workshop Minimum to run. Registration requested but *not* mandatory to participate the day of the event. Your suggested family donation of $10 to participate will be greatly appreciated and donated directly to Sarah’s Circle  http://www.sarahs-circle.org/

Questions or to pre-register, contact Lori Upchurch at: teamupchurch@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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