OlioHouse Weekend | Scenius (Un)Skillshare

Lauren Hudson at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sat, Aug 17 at 2 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Join us for a weekend of shared learning and an Olio on worker-owned cooperatives! This is the second to last OlioHouse Weekend so let's soak up the sun and good energy. We'll be harvesting from the garden and cooking, hiking and swimming, and lounging around with books in all the soon-to-be-missed nooks and crannies.


No Professor Weekend! Come up to OlioHouse, relax, swim and connect with the Olio community.

Around New Year's Eve we held the first-ever scenius skillshare in which members from our community each came to the house with a specific skill, story, or idea they wanted to share. It was one of the best things we've experienced at the house and so we thought the final month of OlioHouse was a perfect chance to do it again! The only difference this time is we are strongly encouraging people to come up and teach something that they are not necesarily good at. Try to teach something that you, yourself want to learn. It will be a weekend of exploration and the perfect way to close out this iteration of OlioHouse.

Professor Lauren Hudson will be teaching an Olio on worker-cooperatives since we have been intrigued by the idea of turning Think Olio into a shared entity. She happens to be an expert in this and she's been helping a group of Scenius members come up with ideas for how to help us make the transistion. She's going to teach an Olio on worker-owned cooperatives using Think Olio as an example and then as a group, we can talk about the future goals of our organization. We'd love to have your input even if you've never even heard of worker coops.

Throughout the weekend, everyone will also have the chance to teach a small activity of their own if they feel like it :) We know that creativity abounds in the Scenius and this weekend will give us all a chance to showcase our favorite creative pastimes, teach and learn with each other, and practice the power of community.

This is the second to last OlioHouse Weekend so let's soak up the sun and good energy. We'll be harvesting from the garden and cooking, hiking and swimming, and lounging around with books in all the soon-to-be-missed nooks and crannies.

Teacher: Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson is a peer educator with the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York, an organization that she and other collective members of SolidarityNYC, a solidarity economy advocacy collective, co-founded. In addition to her organizing work, she is a recent PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center and an adjunct in Africana Studies at CUNY’s John Jay College.


Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
Add to Calendar Aug. 17, 20192 p.m. Aug. 17, 2019 America/New_York Think Olio | OlioHouse Weekend | Scenius (Un)Skillshare Join us for a weekend of shared learning and an Olio on worker-owned cooperatives! This is the second to last OlioHouse Weekend so let's soak up the sun and good energy. We'll be harvesting from the garden and cooking, hiking and swimming, and lounging around with books in all the soon-to-be-missed nooks and crannies. None

What is Think Olio?


Think Olio is here to put the liberation back into the liberal arts.

Classically, the liberal arts, were the education considered essential for a free person to take an active part in civic life. To counter a humanities that has been institutionalized and dehumanized we infuse critical thinking, openness, playfulness, and compassion into our learning experience.

Read more about our mission, our story, and how we are doing this.

Scenius Membership

If Friday night lectures, museum field trips, and living room salons sound like your kind of thing, then you've found your people. We can't wait to welcome you to the Think Olio Scenius. More info


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