Archive for June, 2013

We don’t have all of the information or links as of yet, but have just heard that the new City Budget has money for the Monroe Park Renovation Plan.
The Monroe Park Renovation Plan – at least in it’s 2010/2011 version, was incredibly problematic and incredibly classist.
We are meeting with a City Council person later this week to discuss the current situation and find out what the plan and timeline are.
Folks unfamiliar with this issue should take a look at wwwww.monroecampaign.wordpress.comw.monroecampaign.wordpress.com and www.monroeparkoccupation.wordpress.comhttp://www.monroeparkoccupation.wordpress.com and http://richmondiww.org/2010/11/03/455/ to see many articles on why park renovation plans were rejected by a huge coalition in years past.
We’ve occupied the park before, and will not allow the park to be shut down to serve the interests of VCU and gentrifiers.
If you’ve struggled against the Monroe Park Renovation before, this is your alert to start paying attention and be prepared to get involved and defend the people’s park!!!!
Monroe Park Will Stay Open.
We Will Win, We Always Do!

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Starting a radical sobriety support group at Wingnut in July…. starting Tuesday July 9th. Meetings would be 7pm-8pm, coffee and tea provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober. The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings! If you have any resources/ideas/xines etc on sobriety please get in touch! #rva #sober #wingnut #anarchist #collective #non-aa #radicalsobriety

Starting a radical sobriety support group at Wingnut in July…. starting Tuesday July 9th. Meetings would be 7pm-8pm, coffee and tea provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober. The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings! If you have any resources/ideas/xines etc on sobriety please get in touch! #rva #sober #wingnut #anarchist #collective #non-aa #radicalsobriety

Friday June 28th, meet at 5pm in Monroe Park for a Critical Mass Bike Parade for bike rights and against fossil fuels. Costumes, signs, music, etc. Encouraged. The Bike Parade leaves at 6pm!

Saturday June 29th, from 12pm to 3pm in Monroe Park there will be the monthly Really Really Free Market. Bring thing you no longer need or want to share for free, and come get items for free. Bikes, books, appliances, clothes, etc.!

Sunday June 30th join Food Not Bombs for a cookout in Monroe Park, we will be arriving at 2pm to begin setting up grills. Please bring non-alcoholic beverages and food – side dishes and grillables- to share. Organizations are encouraged to come table.

Hi fellow food activists,

I want to invite you to the March Against Monsanto Art show to be held at Gallery 5 in downtown Richmond. On July 5th there will be an opening and it is also a First Friday event. We are hoping to get a few people to speak. If you are interested. There will be bands and there is a bar. We have 40 photographs from the Richmond March and some posters and at least one original art work. We also interested in getting some press here, since it didn’t work out so much for the actual march. Here is the link. Please invite friends both on line and in person! The art work will be up all July long so if you can’t make it over the 4th weekend maybe you can stop by later.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/395597270558051/?fref=ts

Sincerely,

John Lewis


John R. F. Lewis, CPS
Director, Community Engagement Coordinator
Renew Richmond, 501 (c)(3) 
211 West 7th Street Richmond, VA  
(301) 448-9577 (cell)
 
Email: Renewrichmond@gmail.com
Website: Renewrichmond.org

shadowoflucasville

Shadow of Lucasville-
The film is 60 minutes long, and is followed by call-in / Q&A with one of the prisoners who was involved in the uprising.

Organizations involved in prison issues and prisoner suport are highly encouraged to come table and share info!!!

Friday August 9th at 7pm

2005 Barton Ave

sober, all ages, by donation

consent policy, directions/bus routes, allergies/accessibility online

https://www.facebook.com/events/170132149823363/

Wednesday June 19th from 5-6pm

Southwest corner of 17th (Oliver Hill Way) and East Broad streets, Richmond, Virginia.

The 40 people who attended the June 15 Community Meeting to oppose building a baseball stadium in historic Shockoe Bottom agreed to call for a Vigil to take place from 5-6 pm on Wednesday, June 19 – Juneteenth – at the southwest corner of 17th and East Broad streets in downtown Richmond. This is next to the Exxon gas station, which sits on the site of the 19th century “slave” jail owned by Silas Omohundro. If the developers and the mayor get their way, this site will be further buried under the stadium’s right field. This whole area once held the second-largest slave-trading market in all of North America. Why can’t it be developed as a living, outdoor museum, with walking paths, meditative parks, interactive exhibits, an information center, bookstore and more. Not desecrated by a ballpark that no one wants. Let’s tell Mayor Jones and members of Richmond City Council: Keep baseball on the Boulevard and develop Shockoe Bottom as a memorial to all those who suffered there. Don’t be part of the “Stadium that Racism Built!”

SO MANY events at the Wingnut/in RVA
Shows- June 14th Canadol and Captain Captain
June 23rd – Ramshackle Glory, Ramshackle Glory, the Devil’s Coachwhip, Queer Rocket, and Mess’ Sideshow at the Wingnut
June 30th Food Not Bombs Cookout at 2pm in Monroe Park for a world independent of war
July 3rd JKB3 punk/ukelele night
July 13th What Cheer? Brigade 19 piece brass band
July 14th – UBS: Hands Off Appalachia Teach in
July 16th- LoveHoldLetGo – folk punk from canada and shadow puppet theater- local acts/open/shared mic
August 9th- Dinosawh, Queer Rocket
August 10th- ACAB a play by Insurgent THeater

what are we forgetting besides regularly scheduled Food Not Bombs, Mobile Food Pantry, Really Really Free Market, Critical Mass?

anyone have the time/energy to help us get paper fliers out for these events?

get in touch!!! more details for all events available in posts on this website, or email for more info!!!

Insurgent Theatre’s newest play, ACAB is about a cop struggling with the possibility that he’s a bastard.

 

Written by Ben Turk.
Directed by Kate Pleuss.
Performed by Ben Turk.
Booking first tour now!

Ben will be travelling with ACAB and a documentary / workshop about the Lucasville Uprising by his friend D Jones called The Shadow of Lucasville. If you’d like to host these projects in your town, PLEASE contact Ben at insurgent.ben@gmail.com. The first tour is going out east for Gabfestry, and then to Denver for the North American Anarchist Black Cross Conference, but we hope to bring both the film and the play to as many places as possible in the future.

August 10th at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 7pm

sober, all ages

donations will be collected for the touring theater company

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Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative seeks female mechanics, or women who wish to become mechanics.

A message from the Rag & Bones Bike Co-op:

“Wishing we had another day of open hours? We are actively seeking female mechanics (trained or willing to learn) to help run a ladies’/queer night on Sundays or Thursdays. If interested please come by the shop during our regular hours, or call or message us!”

You an find Rag n Bones on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/RagBonesBicycleCoOp/info

or during current Open Hours Tuesdays 5-9 and Saturdays 1-5 at 3110 West Leigh Street.

Don’t forget about Critical Mass Bike Rides on the Last Saturday of every month meeting at 5pm in Monroe Park and leaving at 6 for a group ride!