Thursday, May 31, 2012

Look for it in various places around town and in YOUR MAILBOX! If you don't know what we're talking about, then send us your address and we will send you calendars!

Check out our sweet new classes:
Razing and Raising
Talking About Talking: A Communicators' Discussion and Practice Group
Freedom to Build

As well as our continuing classes:
Men & Feminism, Deleuze Study Group, Zen Meditation Instruction, The Solidarity Economy, The Art of Adult Ropes, Anatomy & Massage Technique Skillshare, Intro to Harm Reduction, Ladies Night, and Rad Rad Movie Night
We are changing our meeting location. NOFSN meetings will take place on Thursdays at 11:00am at Cafe Treme (1501 St. Philip @ Villere). As always, anyone and everyone is welcome to join us for our weekly organizational meetings!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rad Rad Movie Night will now happen on TUESDAYS at 8:00 PM at the Tree House (St. Claude & Press).

Sunday, May 27, 2012

As many of you may know, we are rethinking our flyering strategy. Instead of distributing monthly calendars around town, we will be mailing them directly to your door! We will include several calendars in each envelope so that you can share or distribute them if you feel like it. If you would like to receive mail the old-fashioned way, e-mail us ( with your mailing address and we will put something in your mailbox! Remember those things?

The Freret Neighborhood Center's Resource Center is currently seeking volunteers to teach computer skills, usually one-on-one, in our computer lab. Volunteers sign up for a weekly 2-hour shift during our open hours on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, between 10 am and 2 pm. Curriculum and materials are provided. Computer students range from novices to mid-level users. We are happy to be references for you and provide any additional support you need. If you are interested,, or call Leah at (504) 373-6403. If you'd like to share this opportunity with others, you can share our craigslist ad which is available at this link: 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"The Solidarity Economy" class has a schedule change! Instead of meeting every other Wednesday, the class will now meet on the last Wednesday of every month. The summer class dates are: May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, and August 29th. Still at 7:00pm, still in Seminar Room 4 on the 2nd floor of the Monroe Library at Loyola University (6363 St. Charles Ave).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Deleuze Study Group has been moved from Wednesdays at 7pm to Thursdays at 7pm at the same location (2217 N. Villere).

Monday, May 21, 2012

We had so much fun and, thanks to you, made some much needed funds so we can help provide material resources to Free School teachers. Thanks to everyone who donated goods/service to our raffles, DJ Heatwave, DJ Grayscale, and SS Boombox for the sweet tunes, New Orleans Community Kitchen for the grub, and Nowe Miasto for the perfect post-apocalyptic space. Y'all rule!!

A few just-added educational opportunities:

*On Thursday 5/24 from 3:30-5:30 at the Mudlark Public Theatre (1200 Port St), the NOLA Human Sexuality Working Group presents "Demystifying Abortion", a  workshop facilitated by a former feminist health clinic worker and a reproductive rights community organizer to provide a brief explanation of reproductive and sexual anatomy, what an abortion (as performed by a medical practitioner) is, and some of what you may expect when you discuss or encounter abortion procedures in the United States. (Thanks to all allies, but this presentation will be for female bodied folks, including any interested F2M and intersex folks.)
Later that day at 6:00pm at the Cabrini Footbridge on Bayou St. John,there will be a planning potluck called "From Taboo to Empowerment" to discuss human sexuality and the future of the NOLA Human Sexuality Working Group.

*On Saturday 5/26 at 3:00pm at the NOPL Robert E. Smith Branch (6301 Canal Blvd)Casey Stuart, Vice-President for Education and Outreach for Save Our Cemeteries, will give a lecture and power point presentation entitled “The History and Current Status of the Historic New Orleans Cemeteries".

Sunday, May 13, 2012

*Saturday 5/19 will be the NOFSN Prom! This is a fundraiser for the Free School Network that will take place at 7:00pm at Nowe Miasto (223 Jane Place). Cost is $7-10 donation, all proceeds going to helping us make Free School classes happen. There will be food, drink, live music, DJs, photo booth, and a raffle. The theme is "Armageddon Ball", so wear your zombie formal wear!

*The "Human Sexuality" class will be rebooting/reorganizing into a class called "From Taboo to Empowerment". If you are interested in talking about human sexuality and in forming ideas for this new class, join us for a planning potluck on Thursday 5/24 at 6:00pm at the Cabrini Footbridge on Bayou St. John. For more info or ride share: 504. 410. 7238 or

*Don't forget that class proposals for the June calendar are due this Tuesday 5/15! Get your teach on!

*Some newly added classes (see class description page for more details):

How to Research Property on the Internet on Friday 5/18 at 11am at Freret Neighborhood Center @ 4605 Freret
A Whole School for the Whole Child: Community Schools and the Future of Education in New Orleans on Tuesday 5/15 from 5:45-7:30pm at Ashe Cultural Arts Center @ 1712 OC Haley Blvd
Community Cinema Presents: "Strong" on Friday 5/18 at 6:00pm at Ashe Cultural Arts Center @ 1712 OC Haley Blvd
Workplace Wellness Luncheon on Thursday 5/31 from 12-1:30pm at Ashé Cultural Arts Center @ 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Bike Safety Workshop on Saturday 5/19 from 1-3pm at Community Center of St. Bernard @ 1111 LeBeau St., Arabi

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All past, current, and future teachers invited (this means EVERYONE)! Come share food with us and talk about what it means to teach a Free School class as well as your past experiences teaching or attending Free School classes. Get ideas/inspiration to teach your own Free School class. We will also have an informal talk about a to-be-determined Free School-related topic. Bring a brunch dish to 917 N. Villere (between St. Philip & Dumaine). See you there!