Pay what you can workshops, courses, and events.
Because education should be accessible to all.
Upcoming Workshops & Courses
- Multiple DatesTue, Nov 01541 Water St (One City Office)Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most famous activists of the past 100 years. He used nonviolent direct action, adapted from people like Gandhi, to bring about major change in the United States. Do these techniques work today?
- Wed, Oct 26The Parish (not accessible)Our natural tendency when someone is getting angry at us is often to try and dominate them or to run away. What if there is another way? This course offers techniques that can be used to de-escalate situations that could become violent, in a way that instead builds connection.
- Wed, Oct 19The Parish Church (not accessible)Nonviolent communication is an approach that looks to move past the defensiveness that so often divides us to a place of connection where we can share our feelings and needs and be open with each other on how we would like those needs to be met.
- Multiple DatesMon, Oct 03PeterboroughLed by Jeff Macklin of Jackson Creek Press, participants will learn about the historical use of textiles and flags in activism, explore messaging, colour, and composition, and utilize lino printing, stamps, sewing, and painting to work on their own piece.
- Multiple DatesThu, Sept 15The ParishThis three-part workshop is focused on learning how trauma and stress affect our brains and bodies, and how regulation can help us prevent trauma, heal trauma, and work towards living a life with integrity.
The first part of a class code speaks to the main activity of the workshop- Learning, Action, or Expression.
LE: These workshops focus mainly on learning, conversation, and skill building around concepts and ideas.
AC: These workshops are meant to be more action-oriented, learning and practicing skills that focus on advocacy, community building, and community action.
EX: Participants attending these workshops will partake in art-making, such as visual art, dance, pottery, or music.
The second part of a class code points to the goal of the workshop.
BGH: Being Good Humans
THA: Training Hub for Activists
MM: Meaningful Messages
What is Community University?
We love learning from each other, being challenged, and putting skills into practice. We believe that education should be available to all.
We are excited to launch this initiative to create spaces where we can learn, engage, and act together. Community University will host pay-what-you-can workshops, courses, and events focused on creating community, thinking about what it means to be good humans and neighbours, and providing practical skills around advocacy and community action.
For now, we will start with a small number of workshops. We hope to continue expanding and bringing in awesome people to facilitate all kinds of learning opportunities!
Please note, you will not receive transferable credits for completing workshops through Community University. We are not an accredited university. The work university comes from the Latin Universitaswe chose this name because we believe educational spaces should be for everyone.