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Workers Educating Workers

Workers Educating Workers is a committee of the Olympia IWW that oversees the work of the Olympia branch’s education program.  They organize classes/programs to educate our fellow workers, members and non-members alike.  All parts of worker education process from planning and decision-making, to taking action should be in hands of the workers themselves as we combat capitalism, while planting the seeds of a new world in the shell of the old.

This winter Workers Educating Workers is holding three classes

All classes are 6 weeks long. Once a week for 2 hours. The cost is 20$ for non-members and 15$ for members.

Please follow this link to register

Demystifying Math: From Factions to Functions

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm – Begins January 22nd, 2019, Olympia Center, room 200, 222 Columbia St. NW

Whether it’s for review, passing a placement or pre-apprenticeship test, studying math independently can be daunting. On top of this, how math is taught can bary widely from school to school, leaving gaps in our understanding. It is our belief that math can be accessible to everybody. This six-week course is meant for review and to fill holes left by our education system. We will be covering topics in arithmetic, algebra, and college math. With such a wide net, there are no prerequisites.

Learning Non-Violent Communication: Theory, Techniques, and Application

Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm – Begins January 24th, 2019, 115 Legion Way SE, Olympia

Do you have road rage? When you get into an argument with your partner, co-worker or family member do you feel like there is a point beyond which you feel out of control? This class is not advocating that people be passive, detached or turn the other cheek. The purpose of this class is to learn a very structured form of communication, which allows you to be assertive and fight for what you want without becoming aggressive. In this class you will learn how to be assertive, not aggressive.

We Are All Leaders: A Worker’s Survey of Labor Struggle in the United States

Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm – Begins january 24th, 2019, 115 Legion Way SE, Olympia

The working class in the United States is largely disconnected from its past. Part of the reason for this is that we are not taught about important aspects of working class history within the U.S. This six-week class will seek to provide a basic understanding of the history of the labor movement in the United States. The course will highlight the important events and times in the history of the labor movement in the U.S. You will learn how the idea of collective action developed and the two different paths, business and solidarity, that it has taken and where that has brought us today.

Please follow this link to register