PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OF THE SKILLSHARE EVENTS ARE AT THE ROTUNDA. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BELOW!!!
The Philadelphia Skillshare is a three-day long do-it-yourself themed event with workshops ranging from home-buying to sexual health to how to knit to knowing your rights in police interactions. We will also have bands on Friday & Saturdaynights after the workshops. There will be a small charge/donation for conference & show attendance with ALL proceeds going to local non-profits, Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.
Drawing on a diverse range of speakers from across the city, the conference will provide a space in which the community can come together and learn from each other.
While these skills exist within our community, it is difficult to access them, especially for those people who have been most often failed by the education and political systems. The reason for this conference is not just to exchange and educate but also to empower. It is our aim to provide a space in which valuable and applicable skills can be shared simply and transparently.
There will be artists selling their crafts, non-profits with information tables, and a Library card sign-up. The conference is a reflection of the knowledge and power we have as a community and the want and need to share it.
Schedule at a glance:
Friday-Everything at Beaumont
Saturday-Workshops at The Rotunda & then Show at LAVA
Sunday-Workshops at The Rotunda
SCHEDULE: (tentative workshop order, check back for updates)
FRI, AUG 1: Workshops & Bands ALL at Beaumont
4:30pm Doors Open, Pickle & Friends Food Available
5:00pm-5:30pm D.I.Y. Silk Screening!
5:40pm-6:15pm An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics
6:30pm-7:30pm Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a owners of Firehouse Bicycles, Talking Headz, Weckerley's Ice Cream, Fairmount Bikes and Little Baby's Ice Cream!
SHOW Starts at 7:30pm, also at Beaumont.
Benefit Beverages & FOOD
BAD CANOES, COLLAPSE, EX FRIENDS, TOSKA, PUSHIN' IT 2 THE LIMIT
More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427573654192220/
SAT, AUG 2
10am-6pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The Rotunda.
7:30pm-11:30pm A SHOW at LAVA w/ benefit beverages
NORTHERN LIBERTIES, S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., THIS WAY CHILDREN, ERIK PETERSON (acoustic), and WESTBORO BAPTIST CHOIR
More Workshop Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478520125613889/
More Show Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430773840537661/
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3
11am-7pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The ROTUNDA
More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897596816932820/
WORKSHOPS: (complete list/schedule posted to the main facebook page soon)
A life-saving presentation by Prevention Point
HPV & Your Health
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Sexual Exercise Class
Student Debt Relief
Earth's Keepers presentation AND
DIY plumbing basics for the self-reliant –Skip Roberts
The Spiritual Side of Cooking – Cindy Miller
Relationship Anarchy and Sexual Ethics--Zoe Nesin
Helping Community Cats (Owned, Stray & Feral) in West Philly – Beth Van Horn
Demystifying The Home-Buying Process – Kim Wingfield
The Who, What, Where, When, and especially the Why of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict --Yoni Kroll
Medical Studies: How to Successfully Sell Your Body to Science – Yoni Kroll
D.I.Y. Silk Screening ! - Zack Zubry
American Fascism and fighting it in the 21st Century - Daryle Lamont Jenkins
Keeping Warm - Learn how to knit for yourself and your loved ones! - Andrea Mules
Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a Co-Owner from Firehouse Bicycles, Heather from Talking Headz, Jen at Weckerley's Ice Cream, Shelly from Fairmount Bikes and Jeffrey from Little Baby's Ice Cream.
Antifa 101: 10 Things I wish I had been told 10 years ago – Tom K
DIY Zine 101 – Wednesday
Terminal Punk: Radical Academics in Theory and Practice- Ed Avery-Natale & Colin Smith
Surveillance and Subversion tools for poetic and electronic self defense--Emily Abendroth & Dave Onion
Defining the Grey- Domestic Violence - Christine Byma & Leah Yarmus
An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics – Andrew Benrubi.
Know Your Rights- interacting with police and tenant rights – Penelope
How to Cook with a Pressure Cooker –Robyn
We will ask for $5-$10 Sliding Scale donation for each day of the conference and again for the Saturday night show. Friday show & workshops are combined so donate only once. Pay what you can afford. No one turned away due to lack of funds. ALL of the proceeds will be split between Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.
Your help is needed throughout the event. We'll need help setting-up, cleaning-up and general logistics. If you'd like to help-out in exchange for free admission to the workshops or shows please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO WE ARE:
Organized by a VERY small group of friends in West Philly. It won't be perfect, it won't cover everything, but we will try our best to make it a fun, informative time for all. Please contact us directly with any comments or concerns at email@example.com