Posts Tagged ‘community organizing’

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!

The Southern Barton Heights branch of the Richmond Copwatch Federation  will be facilitating a workshop at the Richmond Zine Fest this Saturday (October 16th) at 12 noon on Copwatch as an idea.

The Richmond Zine Fest is at the Gay Community Center of Richmond attached to DIversity Thrift on Sherwood Avenue. It will be from 11-5 on Saturday October 16th. http://www.richmondzinefest.org

Richmond has not had (to our knowledge) an official copwatch group before.

The workshop will allow a space for questions, explanations, creativity, and discussion about what copwatch is and what copwatch could be.

Anyone interested in the idea of copwatch is welcome to come, we would be specifically excited to find people who want to start a branch of copwatch in their own neighborhood in Richmond.

Copwatch Mission Statement:

Richmond Copwatch is a non-heirarchical network of groups dedicated to ending police abuse.  We believe that monitoring and recording police interactions with community members is a vital first step towards ensuring accountability and protecting ourselves and our communities. We are committed to anti-authoritarian principles and seek to transform the nature of the police and explore alternative methods of community conflict resolution.

Richmond Copwatch’s Goals:

1) Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, (more…)

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is currently looking for more roommates and collective members.
You can find our more about the collective on the blog at http://www.thewingnutrva.wordpress.com/

PLease send your questions/comments/proposals to wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

If you know someone who might be interested please feel free to pass the info onto them.

Here are some things we are looking for- we don’t expect any one person to fulfill any of these things, but you should at elast be interested in a lot of it. We are serious, we work hard, we have a lot of fun, and we get a lot done.

Future Wingnut could…

like dogs (3 live here)
sober or ok living in a sober house (won’t come home intoxicated, ever)
clean/orderly/willing to be neat and help clean the space
likes copwatch
not an apologist about cops
not a snitch
productive
has $200 a month for rent/utilities
has extra $ to put towards house projects
ok with cooking vegan for communal meals and respecting different diets and allergies (more…)

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.

Read more: http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=179115&messageID=6678528225&hash=MIGuBgkrBgEEAYI3WAOggaAwgZ0GCisGAQQBgjdYAwGggY4wgYsCAwIAAQICZgMCAgDABAhSv5u6eGlkJwQQY%2fvv4L9VM5FF6ATVXVXfpgRgr91FC%2b7AeE6jax4S8O%2b%2fEKimC4FeCK4CRzltzP1tirPA5Qn9udTDQvpzyXwZEHR7vE30qdvhFrfI2g7YCOwAPAjYTTmF5XelAtFqmdvQoXxpSx0K0iRIUEPse8Oc%2f9ei#ixzz0vT3Wg000

Don’t forget- tomorrow Tuesday the 15th is the Southern Barton Heights Community Association Meeting at 6:30 at the Goal Post Restaurant at 2400 North Avenue!

Hope to see you and lots of our neighbors there!

email any questions to mkarn@sbhca.org