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Paxus from Acorn and Twin Oaks will be coming to the Wingnut to do a workshop on Polyamorous relationships! This is during our Wednesday Open Hours so there will be food during the event if you want to being $3 or a dish to share!!
What is the highest intimacy state people can obtain together? Perhaps it comes in trusting and inspiring each other enough to recraft each other. Fearless Romance presumes that your most powerful intimates are your most potent allies and this workshop offers a toolbox to let you redesign your romance and enhance each other.

Great romances start with epic seductions. Not the cheap manipulative types which get so much attention in soap operas, but the kind of honest seduction ( @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL3NpdGVzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vc2l0ZS9ob25lc3RzZWR1Y3Rpb25wcm9qZWN0Lzo6: ) where someone becomes enchanted with you for the right reasons and consensually bonds with you.

This highly interactive workshop will include roles plays, work in small groups, love letter writing, and Q & A. All consensual relationship models supported and all gender identities celebrated and respected.

If you missed the amazing presentation at the Wingnut last night you can listen to this audio version. Thanks again to GPaul and Paxus as well as all the folks from Acorn and Twin Oaks who brought food and knowledge to share.

And a cheat sheet on different egalitarian communes:

We are having our next meeting on the subject on February 16 at 6:30 pm and it will be a potluck.

We are currently looking for people interested in joining/forming an egalitarian community in Richmond using the Wingnut house as a starting point, but with the hope of expanding to include multiple residences and properties.

At the February meeting we will be talking about what an egalitarian community with the Wingnut in Richmond might look like.

This is part of an ongoing series of educational, explorational, and conversational events we are hosting throughout 2015 in our attempts to form this organization and begin living an egalitarian lifestyle. Please come out to talk, network, share ideas, ask questions, and collaborate.

Join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Tuesday January 27th for a vegan dinner and presentation on egalitarian, income sharing, secular and democratic communes. We are hosting this event as part of our 2015 process of forming an egalitarian commune which will take over ownership of the Wingnut house. Anyone interested in this idea, whether joining the Wingnut efforts or starting their own, is urged to come out to this event to learn about these communities from some experienced organizers.

GPaul, of Acorn Community and the Point A Project, has just spent most of his summer wandering Europe in search of egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, and democratic communes.  A rare breed in the US, he found them littered about Europe.  Come hear tales of radical trust based economics, what happens when the national culture takes on your commune’s mission, and what exactly an anarchist cyberpunk transnational commune looks like.  A wide variety of stories with comparisons to the American egalitarian communes and attempted distillations of important wisdoms and inspirations.

Like all Wingnut events this will be sober and all ages. We are providing supper due to the lengthy nature of the multimedia presentation.

Our Pals at ACORN Community in Louisa have had a SECOND fire this year, this time damaging their main building. These folks are incredible, do incredible work for agriculture and community. There are so many amazing residents, and they need some support right now. Please, if you are able to, donate to their repair fund. And definitely share this with others who might be willing and able to support them!

There indiegogo fundraiser:

Silver Persinger posted this video from way back in June of the Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhood’s (ACORN) bike tour of Highland Park and Barton Heights.

The Wingnut was extremely wary of the presence of ACORN in Southern Barton Heights, as tours like theirs tend to be gentrification pushes, with the demographic of participants falling heavily on the side of upper-middle class white people. The Wingnut fliered the neighborhood before the walking tour, and also chalked the side walks in some places where the tour was scheduled to stop. Gentrification is a serious issue, and one which we felt needed to be brought up during this event, even if not everyone working for ACORN or participating in ACORN events was necessarily someone working to gentrify the neighborhood. Some of the interactions we had that day- including being assaulted by one person trying to sell a house and having one ACORN woman repeatedly call the police over our fliers before even attempting to engage in conversation with us, showed that some of our fears about the ACORN tour were indeed valid.

The bike tour aspect of ACORN’s visit to the neighborhood seemed to be bottom lined by genuinely enthusiastic and goodhearted younger members of the organization. (more…)