Independence Day | 6th December | Finland

Finnish: itsenäisyyspäivä, Swedish: självständighetsdag

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From the late 12th century until 1809, Finland was part of Sweden, a legacy reflected in the prevalence of the Swedish language and its official status. It then became the Grand Duchy of Finland, an autonomous duchy within the Russian Empire, until the Russian Revolution which prompted the Finnish Declaration of Independence in 1917.

In 1906, Finland became the first nation in the world to give full suffrage (the unrestricted right to vote and to run for office) to all adult citizens, including women.

This Nordic country is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. 

And yes, text messaging was invented by a Finn!


Life Drawing Session | 11th December | LA



MODEL: Jonathan

Uninstructed Nude Figure Drawing and Painting

Each month the Foundation offers a friendly
and positive environment to practice your skills.
Please bring your own materials.

Sunday, 1-4p

[Early arrival suggested due to parking availability]

Spinning the tunes: DJ RocketManLA, with over 100,000 songs!


Coordinator: Miguel Angel Reyes
Reservations Required
[Kindly notify if you must cancel]

$30 suggested donation upon arrival.
$25 advance at Eventbrite
Scholarship funds available.

TOM House
Echo Park

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