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Dear Neighbor,

We are the Wingnut Anarchist Collective, and we wanted to get in touch about a program we are hoping to bring to Southern Barton Heights starting this Spring. The event we want to organize is called a Really Really Free Market. We have been involved in a Really Really Free Market that happens on a monthly basis in Monroe park for 3 years now. We have decided to focus more of our efforts on Southern Barton Heights, and want to try a Really Really Free Market here.

A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants bring, and give away absolutely free, andy usuable items, skills, ideas, talents, friendship, excitement, discussion, games and many other things that we as a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100% free and non-commercial event, creating a gift economy as an alternative to the normal way of buying and selling.

Our plan is to have the first Southern Barton Heights Really Really Free Market on Saturday April 21st from 12 noon until 3pm in Yancey Street Park at the corner of Poe St. and North Ave. Earth Day is the following day, which makes it an extra approporiate day to encourage re-using and re-cycling of belongings instead of throwing away and buying new.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, we’d love to have your help.

– If you have any ideas for things you’d like to see at the Really Really Free Market, get in touch with us.

– Contribute something to the free market, spare stuff that you have around your house or work, some kind of entertainment, or a skill that you’d like to share with your community.

-Tell your friends about this thing, the more people who show up the better it’s gonna be.

Love,

The Wingnut

2005 Barton Avenue

(804) 303 5449

wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

http://www.wingnutrva.org

Books on Wheels will be at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on February 4th, 2012 from 12-3 pm providing free books and free bicycle repair. Open to the public.2005 Barton Ave., Richmond, Va.

Books on Wheels is an amazing local organization dedicated to promoting literacy and healthy active lifestyles. We are super excited that they are coming to visit our neighborhood!!!

For more on the organization you can go to:

www.booksonwheels.org

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is located at 2005 Barton Avenue in Southern Barton Heights on Richmond’s Northside!

804 303 5449 or wingnut_collective@yahoo.com for more info

On July 9th Richmond Food Bank showed up in Southern Barton Heights with enough food to provide for 200 households in our community. Here’s how it went:

Of the 200 vouchers handed out, 136 were handed in for food. In all, those with vouchers represented 227 adults, 298 children, and 88 seniors; accounting for 613 people total.

 

Having seen that there were some organizational issues to be worked out with how the Pantry has worked in the past, this month, we did things a little differently.  We have noticed over the last few months a trend in folks from Southern Barton Heights not receiving vouchers, while others from well outside of the neighborhood were receiving one, or even more. This is not to say that we don’t want other people to have food, on the contrary if it were up to us, we would live in a world where everyone had enough to keep themselves and those around them fed.  Sadly, we are only able to guarantee food for 200 families, which is by no means a small amount, but unfortunately doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the issue of hunger in our communities. So, with that in mind, we have revamped the process by which we are handing out vouchers, in an effort to better serve our immediate community. If you have, in previous months, received a voucher for the event, yet you did not this month, please keep in mind that if you are outside of our range of delivery you will either need to contact us at 804-303-5449, or come to the mobile food pantry event the second Saturday of every month and sign up to have a voucher delivered to you.

This year Food Not Bombs will be tabling at the 3rd annual Jonny Z Fest on Shields Avenue, on the same block as Joe’s Inn, between Grove and Hanover.

This will be an opportunity to fundraise, talk to future volunteers, and celebrate the memory of someone who used to participate in Richmond Food Not Bombs.
The Fest is from 12-5, so we will need volunteers from 11-6 to setup and cleanup. Be prepared to talk to lots of people and tell them about Food Not Bombs.
Anyone who wants to make things to sell ahead of time is encouraged to- crafts, shirts, etc. Also we can use a donation jar and more fliers!

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New, shorter hours for the Really Really Free Market- From Noon until 3- that way it is a more eventful event. At the corner of Main and Laurel in Monroe Park

Come find a fancy outfit at this month’s Really Really Free Market, and put it on so we can have a FANCY TEA PARTY at 2pm. Please bring cookies/snacks/scones and tea if you have some to share!

A really really free market is an alternative to the capitalist version of a ‘free market’ where in fact, nothing is free. The really really free market is a place where people can come bring things they no longer need or use and give them away. It is a place where people can come get the things they need for free, without having to participate in the corporate market. Really really free markets build community instead of destroying it.

The RVA Really Really Free Markets provide people with a chance to share the excess that they possess, to prevent the landfills from filling with stuff that will never decompose and is nowhere near the end of its usefulness, and to offer the community a chance to come together for a day of free fun in the sun!

Feel free to come give a workshop or skillshare, play some music, facilitate a discussion, tell stories, and more! Please encourage others to do the same.

Help spread the word! Tell your friends & family & coworkers & community members. Make flyers, send emails, and start conversations. Build your community through mutual aid & collective knowledge.

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