Posts Tagged ‘sobriety’

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!!!!!!

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Join the Radical Recovery Support Group for some sober bowling!

Thursday November 14th!!

bowling
We will be meeting and eating from 7-8:30 at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective
and then leaving to be at Hanover AMF by 9pm!
Bring a dish to share if you can/want but we will have some food too. Food and soda is super expensive at the bowling alley so we want to eat a lot before we go!
We will definitely have room to give rides if you can meet at the Wingnut!

You can also meet us at the bowling alley right before/at 9.

The bowling is all you can bowl shoes included – about $12 bucks per person for 2 hours of all we can play, so please bring your own money! We will try to get coupons to cut down on cost but no promises.

There IS booze at the bowling alley, so its not a totally sober environment by any means. But we will be bowling as a sober group!

 

Radical Sobriety Meetings will now be held once monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm. Meetings usually last 1 hour.

The next 3 meetings will be:

October 10
November 14
December 12

We will also be scheduling a sober bowling trip with estimated cost of 7-10 $ per person for early November so you can start saving your duckets!

And the Wingnut is hosting a sober potluck on Monday October 14th @ 6-9!

Coffee, tea and (sometimes)donuts and other snacks provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober. You are encouraged to bring snacks to share if you want!

The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings!

If you have any resources/ideas/zines etc on sobriety please get in touch!

non-religious, non-judgemental, an alternative to aa/na

peer support

planning for social events and harm reduction activism as well.

Tuesdays at 7pm. Meetings last about an hour.

Coffee, tea and (sometimes) donuts provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober.

The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings!

If you have any resources/ideas/zines etc on sobriety please get in touch!

non-religious, non-judgemental, an alternative to aa/na

peer support

planning for social events and harm reduction activism as well

#rva #sober #wingnut #anarchist

Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm, coffee and tea and donuts provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober.

The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings!

If you have any resources/ideas/zines etc on sobriety please get in touch!

non-religious, non-judgemental, an alternative to aa/na

peer support

planning for social events and harm reduction activism as well

#rva #sober #wingnut #anarchist #collective #non-aa

Starting a radical sobriety support group at Wingnut in July…. starting Tuesday July 9th. Meetings would be 7pm-8pm, coffee and tea provided, a positive and productive support group for folks trying to get sober and stay sober. The Wingnut is a sober space so definitely be sober for the meetings! If you have any resources/ideas/xines etc on sobriety please get in touch! #rva #sober #wingnut #anarchist #collective #non-aa #radicalsobriety

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be hosting an unofficial SMART Recovery meeting on Wednesday December 5th at 7:30 pm.

The idea of having some kind of sobriety peer support group in Richmond that’s an alternative to AA seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people. This is the 2nd meeting around that idea.

We are waiting on one member to get an official facilitator training, but in the mean time, we want to start having meetings of interested sober/trying to get sober folks to help support each other and practice for when the group becomes official.

If you are interested, you can find out more about the SMART Recovery program here: http://www.smartrecovery.org/

SMART Recovery is a program to help support people who are sober and are trying to get/stay sober. It is a non-religious program, and an alternative to the AA/NA model. Once we have an officially trained facilitator, we can begin to make the moves necessary to have our chapter recognized by courts and such as an official option for people who are required to attend a sobriety group. But in the mean time, we’d like to start supporting each other. And get more people familiar with the program so that we have many capable facilitators, even if they aren’t all officially trained.

This is a sober, all ages event.

The idea of having some kind of sobriety peer support group in Richmond that’s an alternative to AA seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people. This meeting is going to be to discuss the possibility of starting a SMART Recovery chapter that would meet on a regular basis in Richmond.

The first meeting will be Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective at 2005 Barton Avenue.

The Wingnut is a sober space.

It has been since its inception, and we know that this makes our space different than many other radical spaces in Richmond and the world. We want to take the time, now that we have it, to explain the reasoning behind our decision to create and maintain a sober space.

We want to clear up any misunderstandings about why we keep the space sober and offer up our reasons for conversation if folks are interested.

Inclusivity. Our culture is dominated with substances. There are many opportunities for people to socialize in settings that involve drugs and alcohol. Restaurants, clubs, shows, bars, and even most events at private homes frequently involve drugs and alcohol. These environments exclude many demographics of people- people in recovery, underage people, people at higher risk for arrest, and people who are triggered by inebriated people. Creating a sober space is making a space that is safe for more people than are usually considered in our society. As anarchists we think it is important to be inclusive of groups that are often completely ignored and oppressed. Children need places to go that are safe and sober. People in recovery need places where they won’t be tempted by substances they are trying to stay away from. And people who are triggered by inebriated people need spaces they can go and not have to deal with that trigger. These are just some examples.

Our sobriety policy is one of inclusivity, not exclusivity. We do not think it is asking very much for folks who are not sober to just be sober when they come to the Wingnut. Only 1/3 of the people in the Wingnut Anarchist Collective consider themselves sober. Everyone however agrees on the benefits of having a sober space. Folks who are not sober and are part of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective simply go somewhere else when they want to drink and then come home after they have sobered up. We understand that people often use intoxication as a means with which to cope with a variety of issues, such as depression and social anxiety. We also understand that there are many people with chemical addictions to substances which make it hard for them to not be intoxicated.  We are not trying to condemn any of these people, intentionally exclude them, or make them feel judged for their use or dependence on a substance. (more…)

tired of AA? wondering about the role intoxication plays in your life? curious about why some people go straightedge? want to talk about how to be sober without judging? want to talk about how you think sobriety is or isn’t important to radical social movements? want to talk about sobriety without god?
Let’s Talk!!!

You are invited to come to the Wingnut for an OPEN, and SAFE as possible, discussion on issues surrounding sobriety. Bring questions, bring comments, bring respect, bring your ears for listening.
The direction of the conversation depends on the attendees.

This is something that might develop into a more regular sort of event/discussion/support group etc.- depending on where interests lie.

7pm, the Wingnut is a sober space, bring snacks to share if you want!