Posts Tagged ‘support’

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!!!!!!

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.

The weekly Radical Sobriety Support Meeting will be tonight at 7pm. It normally happens on Tuesday nights, but because we have the LoveHoldLetGo shadow puppet and folk punk show this Tuesday we re-scheduled.
Hope to see you at either or both events this week!

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.

From the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross-

Hello Fellow Activists, Organizers, Protesters, etc.
` We are writing to let you know about a resource currently being developed with the aim of supporting the Richmond activist scene.
This resource is the website Richmond Legal Support (www.richmondlegalsupport.org). The website is a project of the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross, a prison abolition and political prisoner support group.
Richmond Legal Support is intended to be a central point where activists from many different organizations can plug in when facing legal difficulties in order to centralize this information and keep folks from having to rebuild the wheel every time there is a protest that results in legal trouble.
The website will enable people from various movements to be able to submit write-ups or information they want written up about legal issues, cases, upcoming court dates, support campaigns for the arrested, funds needed etc.
Richmond Legal Support is a website created to serve as a clearinghouse for information on legal issues facing activists, organizers, and community members in Richmond which focus on civil liberties and/or social justice issues.
Richmond Legal Support has also been created to provide support for the activists, organizers, and community members in Richmond who are facing legal trouble and prison due to their participation and action around civil liberties and/or social justice issues.
Richmond Legal Support is also prepared to provide support to political prisoners from Richmond- helping with their cases, raising funds, and raising awareness. Fortunately, there are currently no explicitly political prisoners from Richmond. But if and when that day comes, Richmond Legal Support will be here to help.
We are also looking for ways that Richmond Legal Support can offer help to people before they get into legal trouble- hopefully finding ways to link people planning activist events to legal observers, copwatchers, and hopefully even lawyers before there is a legal issue.
If you would like to help run this website, get involved in a particular campaign for a Richmond legal case, offer a donation, offer your legal expertise, help organize, if you want you, your organization’s,  or someone you know’s legal issue to be covered, or if you have any questions please get in touch!
Email rvaabc@gmail.com with the subject “Richmond Legal Support” or call 804 303 5449
Thanks for all the amazing work you to do make Richmond a better place!

Even though yesterday was a super long day that started out really poorly, with Jeremy having a gun in his face and getting robbed, we managed to pull off an amazingly nice end to the day.
While we were waiting for the show to start, Kayla Dean got the neighborhood kids excited about capture the flag. She grabbed some flags (red and black, duh). We went to the vacant lot across the street and played a bunch of rounds of capture the flag with about 12 kids. They were silly and we were silly. It was awesome and we are looking forward to more games with the kids.
After we all ran around for a bit, we were on the front porch waiting for bands to tune up, when one kid ran up and told us he was worried the cops were going to harrass us. We were confused and said, no the cops aren’t harrassing us. Then he managed to spit out that he was worried about the cops harrassing us because they were harrassing someone down the street. Copwatch is a lot easier with smart kids around. So we hightailed it down Barton to make sure the cops didn’t rough up someone they were arresting.
Then it was show time! Some of our great friends had come over, but the crowd was small. I believe the general consensus among Wingnuts was, Their Loss! Cause all the bands were freaking AMAZING. Stefan Fink went on first, then Wood Spider, and then The Armadillos. They were all such amazing musicians! We were smiling and singing along late into the night. All the performers were extremely animated and entertaining. They also had some awesome art, zines, and home screened patches for sale.
It was a really good fucking night. The Wingnut is extremely grateful for our supportive neighbors and our supportive new friends from out of town. If you missed it, sorry, but we are here for the long haul, so check us out some other time.