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More info on all of these events is found on this website and on facebook. Just compiling the whole list to make this coming Month easier to navigate! Hope to see you out!

Saturday February 28th – Basement Cleanup 12- 5

Sunday March 1st – 12:30 Food Not Bombs cooking at the Wingnut, meal is always served at Monroe Park at 4pm on Sundays at the corner of Main and Belvidere

Wednesday March 4th – 6-9 Open Hours / Community $3 dinner / Polyamory workshop

Sunday March 8th – 12:30 – 3:30 Food Not Bombs Cooking at the Wingnut

Tuesday March 10th – Virginia Raise Up community allies meeting at 6pm at 231 Belt Blvd

Wednesday March 11 – 6-9 Open Hours. Community $3 dinner

Sunday March 15th – 12:30 -3:30 Food Not Bombs cooks at the Wingnut

Saturday March 21st – 2- 5pm Lacto Fermentation Workshop $35 donation to Food Not Bombs to attend.

Sunday March 22nd -12:30- 3:30 Food Not Bombs Cooks at Wingnut

Wednesday March 25th – 6-9 Open Hours/ $3 communal dinner

Saturday March 28th – 10-2 Book and Movie Give away event at the Wingnut!!

Sunday March 29th – Food Not Bombs 12:30-3:30

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Check out this article on 30 ways to be a better ally as part of working towards better activism and stronger movements in 2015

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/01/30-ways-to-be-a-better-ally-in-2014/?utm_content=buffer45983&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Keep an ear out for upcoming meetings, events, protests, and city council events where more voices and support are needed around issues from #blacklives matter to #fightfor15 to #nostadiuminshockoe

Richmond can be whatever we want, we have to continually work on ourselves, our self care, supporting our friends and neighbors, and communicating openly and lovingly with the intention of movement building. There are thousands of ways to plug in. Ask us how!

Starting in 2015, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be hosting Open Hours for use of the radical library, zine library, board games, musical instruments, computer etc. On Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm.

Additionally, the Wingnut will be hosting vegan communal dinners at the same time, with food ready to eat at 6:30/7pm.
The idea behind the suppers and new Open Hours is to build community, and share the burden of cooking.
We are asking that everyone who comes to these suppers bring a $3 dollar donation towards the food costs. If you can not afford cash, bartering with food stuffs, chore doing etc. Will be welcome.
We ask that everyone who comes to eat pitches in to wash the dishes.

We also need folks to RSVP the day before so we know how much food to make. 804 300 0023 is a number you can text, or email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

If there are guest chefs who would like to bottomline a meal please let us know, that would be great!!!

The first dates will be:
Wed. Jan. 7
Wed. Jan. 14
Wed. Jan. 21
Wed. Jan. 28

Dont forget to RSVP!!!!!!

21 years of Richmond Food Not Bombs, every Sunday at 4 in Monroe Park!!

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Come to the February Food Not Bombs meeting!
We are cooking at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective for the month of February, but our organizational meeting will be at Arch house at 2715 Barton Avenue instead – just 7 blocks up the street.

February 23rd at 11am is the meeting.

We will be back at 2005 Barton Avenue by 12:30 for the cooking to begin!

Please come to get in touch with our organizational process and needs, plans for fundraisers, and other ideas!

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Food Not Bombs Finance Meeting.

The agenda is pretty loose at the moment, but will include:
– Brief report on what money we have, from Kat
– Brief report on planned fundraisers coming up, from the planners
– Brief explanation of Richmond FNB’s legal and financial situation at the moment, and what that means in terms of taxes
– Discussion on what to do about that, if anything. I have prepared some options.

If we accomplish that, we should hammer out some rules regarding money; what the accountholder’s responsibility’s are and what kind of discretion they should get, if we need additional cardholders, reporting and recording standards, etc. I have some recording suggestions to show you if we have time.

We’ll be wrapped up in time to cook, because it’s seriously doubtful that we can talk finance details for more than 90 minutes and have that be a productive use of our time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/610360802333638/  The Facebook event for the meeting

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Room 240e, Cabell Library, 900 Park Avenue, Richmond VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal murder of Richmond, VA transgender woman

Agencies urge community solidarity
November 19, 2013,  Richmond VA
For Immediate Release:
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the murder of Amari Hill, a transgender woman in Richmond, Virginia that occurred on November 9. 
 
Juan Pierce, Executive Director of the Minority Health Consortium stated, “Our community has lost another ‘gem of brilliance’ to senseless violence and backward behavior. We encourage the community to support efforts to end this violence.” Ted Heck, President of the Board of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved member of the community in such a violent manner.  We stand in solidarity with the family and the community in the face of this crime.”
 
In response to this attack, Minority Health Consortium (MHC) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) offer support to transgender and other community members and organizations to assist in processing this violence and responding in a constructive manner.  Support to victims and survivors of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, including those experiencing fear and distress resulting from this and other hate-motivated violence is the mission of VAVP, along with work to prevent all violence against and within LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.  From Monica Behney, Board member for VAVP, “As members of the LGBTQ community and people of compassion, we must reach out to each other in our grief and outrage at this loss. Moving forward together to educate and advocate to prevent violence may be the best way to remember and honor this beautiful life.”
 

 
The Minority Health Consortium works with the LGBTQ community and all citizens to address the stigma and social determinants of health that impact the communities we serve through providing education, outreach and drop-in center activities that include a safe space to explore and discuss issues that impact minorities and youth. The MHC website can be found at http://www.mhcprevents.org
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.  VAVP is an organization active since 2006, and currently offers services for survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, including a free and confidential helpline for LGBTQ people in Virginia.  The Helpline number is 866-356-6998.  VAVP also has resources to support training and consultation with agencies, community groups, congregations, and other interested organizations.  The VAVP website can be found at http://www.virginiaavp.org/ 
  
For inquiry, please contact:
 
Ted Heck, VAVP Board President
(804) 726-1056
vavpboardpres@gmail.com
 
Juan Pierce, MHC Executive Director
(804) 641-1555
 juan@mhcprevents.org
 
 
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Facebook EventFree Jermaine Doss

Monday, October 7th, at 1pm, at the Virginia Capitol (corner of Bank and 10th Street, South side of Capital Square), there will be a press conference asking Governor McDonnell to investigate the case of Jermaine Doss.

Doss was convicted of murder-for-hire in 2000. but had always maintained that he was set up by a crooked cop who threatened to pin him with a charge if he didn’t hand over money. The officer, Detective Glenn Ford, subsequently went to prison for running a similar extortion racket. What’s more, the key witness against Doss- the man who actually committed the murder and confessed- signed an affidavit saying that Doss had not been involved in any way. and that he had lied after a prosecutor told him he’d receive the death penalty if he did not.  

Jermaine Doss is clearly innocent, and his parents have been working tirelessly to get him out of prison since his conviction. They need support. 

RSVP through the title link, and remember to sign the petition (linked in the event) urging McDonnell to examine the case. 

Creative Process and Community Organizing – Participant Request Template

Dear _______________,

I am helping to recruit participants in a research project being conducted by Jason Sawyer and Andrew Schoeneman at Virginia Commonwealth University. The purpose of the project is to understand how creativity, the creative process, and the arts are used in community organizing and social change. As someone who currently or formerly participated in community organizing efforts, you would be eligible to participate. All you have to do is complete an online survey which will take about 20 minutes. Before doing that, you can contact Jason or Andrew at the email addresses or phone numbers below. Or you can simply click on the link below and complete the survey.

Jason Sawyer
Email: sawyerjm2@vcu.edu
Phone: 804-882-0647

Andrew Schoeneman
Email: schoenemanac@vcu.edu
Phone: 804-874-0261

Link to the survey: http://qeasttrial.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ePys2jw5yyhHdGZ

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

_________________The Wingnuts________

PS – If you would like to help recruit more participants, please copy and paste the body of this email and send it by email to anyone currently or formerly involved in community organizing. Thanks!