Radical Community Spaces /Espacios Comunitarios Network Gatherin

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Radical Arts & Healing Collective - Colectivo de Radicales Artes y Curación says
Safe spaces and venues for organizing work are consistent need in our communities. Unfortunately spaces that operate independent of the government or non-profit industrial complex are all too often in flux. How can radical community spaces, particularly those operated by collectives or grassroots entities, operate more sustainably?

The Radical Community Spaces network gathering will allow participants the opportunity to explore possible structures and strategies for the sustainability of radical community spaces. Working from a collectively formed definition of “radical community space” we will exchange insight and solution-oriented ideas that support this work in our communities.

Tentative Network Gathering Schedule
10:00am-10:30am
arrivals, coffee & breakfast

10:30am-11:30pm
Creative intros/participatory theater - who’s in the room?
Why are we here - co-creating definitions and understandings

11:30am-12:30pm
Challenges & opportunities of radical community spaces
One burning question as we go into Detroit radical community spaces

12:30pm-3:30pm
Field trip to visit radical community spaces in Detroit, including Avalon Bakery, The Hub, among others.
* folks can get lunch at Avalon, or bring your own brown bag!

3:30pm-4:00pm
Pair shares walk n talk/drive n talk back to Wayne State

4:00pm-5:00pm
Reflections, strategies and building a network/next steps

During the course of the day we hope to assess the general implications and essential needs of operating a radical community space - we would like for us to:
- Share effective organizational structures and practices
- Plot programming possibilities to activate radical community spaces (with art, transformative justice as praxis).
- Identify opportunities to generate funds, leverage resources/skills, and maximize relationships
- Construct creative strategies to achieve financial viability and capacity building
- Address any other universal challenges/concerns.

In addition to a framework to more effectively operate their respective radical community space moving forward, we hope participants of this gathering will gain a national support network of other community spaces to build with.

The Radical Community Spaces network gathering will be inclusive and accessible to all bodies and ages.

Questions, comments, sharing accessibility needs and request for translation services may be submitted to the organizers at: RAHC504@GMAIL.COM.
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By: Radical Arts & Healing Collective - Colectivo de Radicales Artes y Curación

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