An evening of short film works and discussion with Rahne Alexander featuring a screening of "Equal+Opposite" and another recent short work

"Equal+Opposite"
July 22nd, 8:30PM
Red Clover Collective

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About the film
From the early silents of Lubitsch to The Crying Game and beyond, gender-variant characters persistently provide cinematic shock upon the revelation of their "true sex." Turning the focus away from the gender-variant body, "Equal+Opposite" instead explores the range of physical and emotional reactions by "protagonists" to transgendered bodies, from curiosity to revulsion. "Equal+Opposite" premiered at MIX21: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival in October 2008.

About Rahne
Rahne Alexander is a writer, musician and multimedia artist from Baltimore. She is the guitarist and songwriter for the girl garage band The Degenerettes and a senior organizer of the Charm City Kitty Club. Her video art has screened in galleries and film festivals across the country, and she is a frequent contributor to City Paper and Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore.

More video work by Rahne Alexander on YouTube.

In April, Red Clover will host the final workshop from a series on Permaculture Skills for Sustainable City Living.

April 25, 2009: 1-4 pm

Rain Barrels

Permaculture offers many simple, effective, and environmentally sound strategies for managing water in the urban environment. One technique is to collect rooftop runoff in a rain barrel and use it to water your garden or lawn. Learn how to set up a rain barrel by helping to install a rainwater collection system at the Red Clover Collective. You may purchase a rain barrel to take home for $60. Please place your order in advance.

The workshop will be led by Karen Stupski from the Heathcote Community and Ashley Traut from the Herring Run Watershed Association.

Sliding scale $10-$30. Workshops will take place at the Red Clover Collective in Baltimore, MD. Please RSVP – space is limited. For more information or to RSVP contact Karen at 410-357-9523 or karen@heathcote.org.

Can't make it? The Heathcote Community has several permaculture workshops coming up.

Consensus and cooperative decision making workshop
Led by Evelyn and Rook
Sunday, April 5, 1-4 pm
Red Clover Collective
Free

Consensus is a group decision-making process that aims to be cooperative, inclusive, and egalitarian. It goes beyond majority rule—it works to include all voices, to address all concerns, to arrive at a decision that the entire group can support.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the theory and practice of consensus. In particular, we’ll consider group process and the skills necessary to make consensus run smoothly. Finally, we’ll engage in exercises to practice those skills.

For more information, contact Marcos at the Red Clover Collective:
410-467-8614
mcocoves@riseup.net

This Spring Red Clover Collective is hosting a series of workshops on Permaculture Skills for Sustainable City Living taught by Karen Stupski from the Heathcote Community.

Permaculture is the conscious design of sustainable human settlements by following nature’s patterns. It offers practical ways to meet basic human needs for water, food, waste recycling, energy, shelter, and social connection without harming the environment. Learn how you can apply permaculture in your own home!

Mar 14, 2009: 1-4 pm Caring for Soil

Permaculture can help you improve poor urban soils. Learn how to test your soil and enrich it by adding organic matter and other natural amendments, sheet mulching, and planting green manures. The workshop will also cover basic composting techniques and ways to deal with contaminated soil. We will make a raised bed and a simple planter for the Red Clover Collective’s garden.

Apr 25, 2009: 1-4 pm Rain Barrels

Permaculture offers many simple, effective, and environmentally sound strategies for managing water in the urban environment. One technique is to collect rooftop runoff in a rain barrel and use it to water your garden or lawn. Learn how to set up a rain barrel by helping to install the rainwater collection system at the Red Clover Collective. You may purchase a rain barrel to take home for $60. Please place your order in advance.

Course facilitator Karen Stupski has fifteen years of experience with sustainable living and organic gardening as a member of Heathcote Community. She also has eight years of experience in environmental education, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Karen currently works as Development Director of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a watershed organization and land trust, and is a Regional Organizer and Advisor for Gaia University, a new university dedicated to ecosocial regeneration.

Sliding scale $10-$30. Workshops will take place at the Red Clover Collective in Baltimore, MD. Please RSVP – space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP contact Karen at 410-357-9523 or karen@heathcote.org.

Workshops sponsored by the Red Clover Collective, School of Living, Heathcote Community, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Herring Run Watershed Association, and Dancing Green.

This Spring Red Clover Collective is hosting a series of workshops on Permaculture Skills for Sustainable City Living taught by Karen Stupski from the Heathcote Community.

Permaculture is the conscious design of sustainable human settlements by following nature’s patterns. It offers practical ways to meet basic human needs for water, food, waste recycling, energy, shelter, and social connection without harming the environment. Learn how you can apply permaculture in your own home!

Jan 17, 2009: 1-4 pm What is an Urban Permaculture Garden?

Permaculture is a design philosophy that offers a systematic approach and practical techniques for growing food sustainably in the urban environment. The workshop will introduce garden design, soil care, crop selection, scheduling, and planting, with an emphasis on urban strategies such as using rooftops, containers, raised beds, and trellising. You will go home with a seed catalog and some containers to help you get started!

Feb 7, 2009: 1-4 pm Permaculture in Your Apartment

Permaculture can help you live sustainably even if you don’t have a yard! Learn about indoor techniques such as worm composting, sprouting, and recycling graywater! We will make a small, simple worm bin that will recycle organic wastes instead of sending them to the landfill!

Mar 14, 2009: 1-4 pm Caring for Soil

Permaculture can help you improve poor urban soils. Learn how to test your soil and enrich it by adding organic matter and other natural amendments, sheet mulching, and planting green manures. The workshop will also cover basic composting techniques and ways to deal with contaminated soil. We will make a raised bed and a simple planter for the Red Clover Collective’s garden.

Apr 25, 2009: 1-4 pm Rain Barrels

Permaculture offers many simple, effective, and environmentally sound strategies for managing water in the urban environment. One technique is to collect rooftop runoff in a rain barrel and use it to water your garden or lawn. Learn how to set up a rain barrel by helping to install the rainwater collection system at the Red Clover Collective. You may purchase a rain barrel to take home for $60. Please place your order in advance.

Course facilitator Karen Stupski has fifteen years of experience with sustainable living and organic gardening as a member of Heathcote Community. She also has eight years of experience in environmental education, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Karen currently works as Development Director of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a watershed organization and land trust, and is a Regional Organizer and Advisor for Gaia University, a new university dedicated to ecosocial regeneration.

Sliding scale $10-$30. Workshops will take place at the Red Clover Collective in Baltimore, MD. Please RSVP – space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP contact Karen at 410-357-9523 or karen@heathcote.org.

Workshops sponsored by the Red Clover Collective, School of Living, Heathcote Community, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Herring Run Watershed Association, and Dancing Green.