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BIPOC Power Tools 101 (for women + marginalized genders that feel comfortable with a femme approach to woodworking)

  • 04 December 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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Join us for a special BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) centered class to practice the basics of Power Tools

Make a cutting board while learning how to use power tools. We will cover using the electric planer, ripping on the table saw, cross cutting on the miter saw, curved cuts on the bandsaw, and finishing. This is a great chance to get to know, or brush up on the most powerful tools in the shop. Take home your very own cherry or maple cutting board at the end.

THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR FOLKS IDENTIFYING AS PEOPLE OF COLOR, please do not register if you are a white-bodied person.

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Taught by Meena Mangalvedhekar (@meenanew)  Bio 1.  Bio 2.  
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*** This class is limited to 8 individuals to prevent the spread of covid-19. If feeling ill, let us know as soon as possible and please do not attend class. All students are required to wear a mask***

This course is offered as micro-reparations pricing. Fireweed Community Woodshop believes in wealth redistribution while our nation has still not properly paid reparations to marginalized communities. 

Need a scholarship?  We got you! Just email us fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com, tell us what you can afford and we will do our best to cover the rest. 

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