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The Wingnut is a radical collective in Richmond, Virginia, in Southern Barton Heights. The Wingnut is a sober space, so please no drugs or alcohol or intoxication. The Wingnut is an All Ages space, so we try to keep events kid friendly.

All events at the Wingnut are free, but if you have some money to donate to the travelling bands or the Wingnut it is appreciated! Also, always feel free to bring snacks to share!

May 2nd- 12:30- Food Not Bombs
May 3rd- 8pm- Movie Screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton
May 6th- 7pm Show- Gutbucket Bellowers, Coaltown Noir and more (Bluegrass/folk)
May 9th- 12:30- Food Not Bombs
May 10th-8pm- Movie Screening: Up the Ridge
May 11th-7pm- Sobriety Discussion Group
May 12th-7pm- Craft Night- Make Signs for the Massey Coal Protest on May 18th
May 16th- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 16th- 7pm -Show Criminal Culture (FL)
May 17th- 8pm Movie Screening- What We Want, What We Need, Black Panthers
May 22nd-7pm Show- David Deese, Very Magic (PA)- pop punk
May 23rd- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 25th- 8pm Movie Screening: The Angola 3: Black Panthers
May 26th- 7pm- Craft Night
May 30th- 12:30 Food Not Bombs
May 31st-  12- Memorial Day Cookout and Music in memory of people killed by cops (bring food to grill or share and instruments to play)

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23222

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As part of May in Memory of people killed by cops and the state, the Wingnut and the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is showing films each Monday about the police state, state oppression, COINTELPRO, and the Prison System.

So come on out to watch this film and talk about it too, if you want. Bring snacks if you have some, the WIngnut is a sober space.

The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation is an interesting documentary that brings up issues about both the persecution of the Black Panthers as well as the Prison Industrial Complex, race, and more.

This DVD tells the gripping story of Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer than any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana’s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in history and worked to organize other prisoners into a movement for the right to live like human beings. This feature length documentary explores their extraordinary struggle for justice while incarcerated in Angola, a former slave plantation where institutionalized rape and murder made it known as one of the most brutal and racist prisons in the US. The analysis of the Angola 3’s political work, and the criminal cases used to isolate and silence them, occurs within the context of the widespread COINTELPRO being carried out in the 1960s and 70s by the FBI and state law enforcement against militant voices for change.