The Brooklyn Free Store is Today!

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Be part of the Brooklyn Free Store today! Before marching Sunday join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) If you can help out, please let us know. We will have a bike mechanic volunteering today!

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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The Free Store is Today and a Space is Needed for Grub Sunday!

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) We are in need of more new volunteers to keep up with all the additional interest and community involvement in the Free Store.

There will be a volunteer bike mechanic sharing their expertise early in the day too!

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Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

Also we are looking for a space to host the regularly scheduled Sunday Grub Community Dinner this weekend. Please contact us if you might be able to help with that this Sunday or in the future.

Thanks!

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Start Your Long Weekend at the Brooklyn Free Store!

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) How much we have available at the start will depend on how many volunteers we have committed to helping us close down the store at 5pm. If you can help out, please let us know. We don’t expect to have a bike mechanic volunteering today.

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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Thurs, Oct 9–"Prison is a Form of Violence Against Women" at CUNY Grad Center

Thursday, October 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

As part of the Interference Archive exhibition Self-Determination Inside & Out, I'm going to be part of a curated video program and discussion (off-site).

The videos and discussion examine criminalized self defense, negligent healthcare, and "protective" isolation in order to explore organizing against prisons as organizing against gender violence. With Sara Kruzan (remotely), Victoria Law, and Cecily McMillan.

NOTE: The program is NOT at the Interference Archive.

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Sat, Sept 13–"Women Prisoners & America’s Incarceration Crisis" at the Signature Theater, NYC

Join me, Mary Johnson from the Coming Home program of St. Luke's Hospital, and Vivian Nixon of the College and Community Fellowship for a panel discussion about the changing attitudes towards women's imprisonment. From the reformatory idealism of the Progressive Era to the current mass incarceration crisis and the War on Drugs, how does the criminal justice system continue to perpetuate sexual and racial injustice?

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No Brooklyn Free Store Today

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Today there is a high probability of rain so the Brooklyn Free Store has been canceled. Get involved with the Brooklyn Free Store, help us continue this amazing weekly community event or even find an indoor location!

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The Last Grub at Quincy Street Ever

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Sunday August 17th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at 274 Quincy St., Apt. 1 at Nostrand in Brooklyn just a short walk from the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Nostrand. Outdoor seating will be available.

Watch First the Dishes Then the Revolution by Jeff Stark and get an idea about what Grub is.

We plan to be able to serve approximately 40 people, so it’s first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99% of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

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Most importantly Grub is about building a stronger and more supportive community, so feel free to come early and hang out. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skill not necessarily required). Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general.

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And as we’re sure you always already do, please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.

Please let us know if you can host or know another location where it might be possible to host Grub in the future!

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Do We Have to Remind you that the Brooklyn Free Store is Today?

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) How much we have available at the start will depend on how many volunteers we have committed to helping us close down the store at 5pm. If you can help out, please let us know. We don’t expect to have a bike mechanic volunteering today.

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

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The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

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Presented by Art Forces, the Estria Foundation and NorCal Friends of Sabeel, the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians as bombs continue to fall on Gaza.

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural adopts the image of the tree as a central motif and global visual signifier to link seemingly disparate issues and distant locations. Spanning 157 feet and reaching 22 feet high, the mural is comprised of nine separate panels, where each artist or team of artists has painted his or her own interpretation of a tree to address social and political issues.

These issues include the shared histories of colonization, environmental exploitation, internal exile of indigenous peoples, resilience and resistance to these injustices. The mural dedication will be held on August 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm and is free and open to the public. The dedication will include poetry, music, traditional Palestinian dance, local stiltwalkers from LocoBloco and an art exhibit From Gaza to Oakland.

This exhibition includes artwork from Gaza artists and photo journalists responding to the recent assault; historical photos of the expulsion of Palestinians from what is now called Israel; print portfolios from Middle East Children's Alliance and work by muralists and friends of Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural.

This exhibition will open in conjunction with the mural unveiling on August 10th and will run through September 30, 2014.

The twelve participating artists come from a wide array of backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. They include Dina Matar, who is participating virtually (Gaza); IROT (Native American); VYAL (Chicano-Native American); Deadeyes (African American); Erin Yoshi (Japanese American); Susan Greene (Jewish American); Emory Douglas (African American); Nidal El Khairy (Palestinian); Chris Gazaleh (Palestinian American); SPIE (Asian American); Fred Alvarado (Latino American); Miguel Bounce Perez (Chicano-Pacific Islander American).

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Bing Time: What It’s Like to Be 16 & in Solitary at Rikers

Sixteen-year-old inmate Trevor Mobley was waiting in line for food on Rikers Island when a Correction officer ordered him to back up.

"I told him, 'I'm next to get food,'" Mobley recalled. But the officer continued to demand that he move, eventually writing Mobley a rule violation for disobeying a direct order and verbal abuse. Mobley, who was awaiting trial for drug possession, was sentenced to 60 days in solitary confinement.

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