Posts Tagged ‘all ages’

This is a list of upcoming events from the VOP- But we have added Wingnut events and events we know about in bold!

RICHMOND AREA VIRGINIA ORGANIZING UPDATE, August 29, 2014

THE AMAZING RAISE: Virginia Organizing will be participating in the Amazing Raise on September 17 and 18. This is an online fundraising effort and anyone can donate by visiting  http://www.theamazingraise.org/. Folks can easily contribute online at anytime starting at 6:00 a.m. on September 17 until 6:00 p.m. on September 18. However, the Richmond Chapter will be working to win the “Second Chance Early Bird” prize of $1500! To win this, Virginia Organizing needs to be one of the first ten groups to receive 25 separate gifts of $50 or more starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18If you can, please donate right at 8:00 a.m. on September 18. We need to make sure we have people signed up to give during this time, so please contact me directly if you are able to help us try to win this prize. If our Chapter helps with this prize and Virginia Organizing wins it, some of the prize money will count toward our 2014 Chapter fundraising goals! Also, if anyone is available to run a 5k to benefit Virginia Organizing, the Amazing Raise is hosting a race on Tuesday, September 16 at the Boulders in Chesterfield. Visit www.amazingraise5k.org to register (and be sure to run in your Virginia Organizing t-shirt, contact me if you don’t have one).

CALENDAR/ANNOUNCEMENTS:
August 30, anniversary of Gabriel’s rebellion
August 31, 12:30-5pm Richmond Food Not Bombs

August 31, 4:00 p.m., public forum on police brutality, Monroe Park

September 1, Labor Day

September 1, 6:00 p.m. (every 1st and 3rd Monday) Moral Monday, Bell Tower on Capital Square

September 1st, 8:00pm Bizarro Books Reading at the Wingnut

September 4, Fast Food Workers Strike in Richmond
September 5, 6:00pm Wingnut Friends and Family Potluck

September 5-7, Virginia Organizing annual Grassroots Gathering, Blackstone, Virginia

September 7, 2:00 p.m., ASWAN (an organization of Homeless people) meeting, Legal Aid Justice Center

September 7 (and every Sunday) 12:30 p.m. Food Not Bombs meal in Monroe Park

September 8, 6:00, action at Richmond City Council

September 8, 7:00 Virginia Organizing Transit Action Team meeting at Northside Grill

September 10, 7:00pm Karaoke at Lakeside Tavern with the Wingnut

September 11, 7:00pm Craft Night at the Wingnut

September 13, Richmond Peace Festival, 11:00 am at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 600 Grove Avenue

September 16, 6:00 p.m. Amazing Raise 5k at the Boulders

September 17, noon, Central Virginia Rainbow Partnership Meeting, 1407 Sherwood Avenue

September 17, 6:30 p.m., Joe Calabrese to speak on the benefits of rapid transit, at the Science Museum

September 17-18, the Amazing Raise

September 18, Virginia General Assembly Special Session on Medicaid expansion begins

September 20, Broad Street Mile fundraiser for Richmond Justice Initiative

September 21, UCI cycling World Championship in Spain begins (2015 in Richmond)

September 23, 6:00-8:00pm Shooting Practice with the Wingnut at CSA

September 25, RePHRAME (public housing residents organization) meeting

September 27, Pridefest on Brown’s Island
September 27-28, Richmond Youth Peace Project workshop

October 1, 7:00 p.m., Ellen Dunham-Jones on reducing sprawl at VCU Commons

October 3rd, 7:00pm Slam Up Performance at the Wingnut

October 4th, 11:00am – 5:00pm Richmond Zine Fest at the GCCR

October 7, 7:00 p.m., presentation on Bus Rapid Transit plan, at Spring Run Presbyterian Church near Woodlake

October 9, 7:00pm, Craft Night at the Wingnut!

October 14, last day to register to vote and last day to apply for an ID for the November election

October 16, 7:00 p.m. Richmond Chapter meeting

October 25, 1:00 p.m. 7th Annual River City Saunter Route 5 Corridor bus tour, Partnership for Smarter Growth

October 31, HALLOWEEN – Halloween Parade

Every Sunday in November from 12:30- 5pm, Food Not Bombs at the Wingnut

November 1 & 2, Richmond Gunshow with Anarcho Rednecks Against Oppression

November 4, Election Day

November 8, Richmond Peace Education Center Dinner and Auction

November 12, The Commonwealth Institute is holding a statewide policy conference in Richmond

November 27th, Friendsgiving Potluck at the Wingnut!

January, 2015, Virginia General Assembly starts

September 2015, UCI cycling World Championship in Richmond

November 2015, Election for Virginia General Assembly

Join Virginia Organizing for a discussion with

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will be speaking at the Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering on Saturday, September 6 at 9 a.m. The Grassroots Gathering will take place at the Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center, located at 707 4th Street, Blackstone, VA 23824.

The Gathering is a weekend event with workshops, speakers, and fun time! Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney will also attend to discuss restoration of rights in Virginia. Please see grassrootsgathering.eventbrite.com for more details.

You are invited to come for the entire weekend event or just parts. Please register in advance and arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning! We look forward to seeing you there!

MEDICAID EXPANSION: The struggle for full health care reform in Virginia will continue next month when the General Assembly begins a special session on Medicaid expansion on September 18. Medicaid expansion is a piece of the Affordable Care Act that could provide coverage to up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians (with the federal government picking up a minimum of 90% of the cost). Governor McAuliffe would like to expand Medicaid but is faced with a legislature that refuses to take action. We will be doing at least one action in mid-September to push leaders of the opposition to expansion to come up with some ideas about what we should do.

TRANSIT ORGANIZING: Organizing bus riders continues to be a major priority for the local chapter. We have contacted over 200 bus riders about our organizing efforts and we are finding lots of interest and support. Once or twice a month we gather to talk to bus riders at the Transfer Station downtown at 9th and Marshall. If you would like to join us please contact Bob Becker at bob@virginia-organizing.org. This Fall we will have an intern joining us for outreach.

BUS RAPID TRANSIT: The regional plan for a Bus Rapid Transit system continues to move forward. The city is currently waiting on approval of a major federal grant to begin construction of the first phase of the system. Bus Rapid Transit has been called “a train on wheels” as it involves large buses moving on special lanes on streets to fixed bus stops. Lots of information about Bus Rapid Transit, including a link to the first phase of the Richmond Plan, can be found at:

RVA Rapid Transit, Partnership for Smarter Growth, and GRTC are presenting:

Rapid Transit For Richmond’s Future

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 pm.

Science Museum of Virginia, Thalhimer Theater

2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

This event will feature Joe Calabrese, the CEO of the most successful Bus Rapid Transit system in the country. He will be discussing the economic development potential of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for Metropolitan Richmond.

Click here to RSVP: rapid-transit-rva.eventbrite.com

RUDD’S TRAILER PARK (volunteers needed): The effort to save the community at Rudd’s Trailer Park off Jeff Davis Highway is moving forward. Volunteers are helping folks correct problems with their trailers. If you have construction related skills and would like to help, email bob@virginia-organizing.org. The other challenge with the effort remains the attitude of the city. It still seems to many people that the city is taking a harder line with trailer parks than they are with other rental property.

VOTER REGISTRATION AND VOTING: The new Virginia Voter Photo Identification law took effect on July 1. The law requires everyone to have an approved photo ID to vote. Folks who do not have an approved photo ID can get one at your Registrar’s office. For more information on the new voter photo ID law, click here to download a printable flyer.

LISTENING PROJECT: Virginia Organizing is conducting a Listening Project in the Richmond Area. The Listening Project is made up of several hundred face to face conversations about the Metro Area and its opportunities and challenges. Anyone is able to participate. If you would like to be involved please contact Virginia Organizing’s Richmond organizer, Bob Becker at bob@virginia-organizing.org

KROGER CAMPAIGN: UFCW Local 400 is looking towards contract negotiations for Kroger workers here in Virginia. They are asking community supporters to wear a button and talk to Kroger workers as a show of support. Contact Ken Pinkard at kpinkard@local400.org for details.

On Wednesday August 27th we are hosting live from Canada the Drunken Wobblies! Folk punk music with labor lyrics! 7pm, all ages, bring a friend and a donation for the canadians!

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On Thursday August 28th we are hosting a craft night at 7pm! We will be making jewelry and you are welcome to come and bring any craft you want to work on or supplies to share etc.!

On Sunday August 31st, join us at 12:30 to cook for Food Not Bombs! This is the Wingnut’s last Sunday hosting the meal preparation until November!

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On Monday September 1st, take a break from your Labor Day festivities to come to a bizarre book reading at the Wingnut. No, really, its bizarre- The Bizarro Book Tour to be exact! 8pm!

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And on Friday September 5th, at 6pm, we will be hosting a potluck dinner for friends and family!!

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New and old friends and family are invited to a potluck on Friday September 5th starting at 6pm.

Bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share!

We should have the coals on the grill warmed up for you, so bring something to throw on if you desire!

All ages, sober event.

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

Come get crafty at the Wingnut on Thursday, August 14th at 7pm.

Bring projects you are wokring on, new ones, craft supplies etc.

We will have coffee and some snacks- feel free to bring snacks to share if you want.

We will also have some crafting supplies, but maybe not what you are looking for, so get in touch and ask or bring things you like to use to get creative! This will be a monthly event, on the 2nd Thursday of each month! Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together!

Sober / All Ages

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

drunkenwobblies

Anarcho Acoustic punk. Gonna be on a big US east coast tour from Canada for an album release.

Wednesday August 27th at 7pm at the Wingnut- 2005 Barton Avenue

Sober, All Ages

http://thedrunkenwobblies.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheDrunkenWobblies

Bring money for merch and donations to the touring band!!!! Please and thank you!!

 

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September 1st at 7pm join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a down right weird literary event!!
All ages and sober (discretion advised)
Bring money to buy some bizarro books from these bodacious people!!!!

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BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA!
In September 2014, the writers, artists and co-conspirators of BIZARRO are coming to freak you out!
BIZARRO FICTION is a fast-growing underground genre of high weirdness, with over 200 titles in print from ERASERHEAD PRESS, RAW DOG SCREAMING, BIZARRO PULP PRESS and more.  It’s been described as “the literary equivalent of the Cult section of your video store, back when there were video stores.”  This fall, Bizarros across America are joining together for a progressive book-crawl of the East Coast!
FEATURING readings, performance and odd behavior from some combination of:
MYKLE HANSEN — author of “I, SLUTBOT” and “HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
VIOLET LEVOIT — author of “I AM GENGHIS CUM”
BRADLEY SANDS — author of “RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU”
CHRIS GENUA — author of “FOOP!” and “LICK YOUR NEIGHBOR”
WILLIAM PAULEY III — author of “THE BROTHERS CRUNK”

September 1st at 7pm join the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a down right weird literary event!!
All ages and sober (discretion advised)
Bring money to buy some bizarro books from these bodacious people!!!!

BIZARRO ACROSS AMERICA!
In September 2014, the writers, artists and co-conspirators of BIZARRO are coming to freak you out! 
BIZARRO FICTION is a fast-growing underground genre of high weirdness, with over 200 titles in print from ERASERHEAD PRESS, RAW DOG SCREAMING, BIZARRO PULP PRESS and more.  It’s been described as “the literary equivalent of the Cult section of your video store, back when there were video stores.”  This fall, Bizarros across America are joining together for a progressive book-crawl of the East Coast!
FEATURING readings, performance and odd behavior from some combination of:
MYKLE HANSEN — author of “I, SLUTBOT” and “HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME!”
VIOLET LEVOIT — author of “I AM GENGHIS CUM”
BRADLEY SANDS — author of “RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU”
CHRIS GENUA — author of “FOOP!” and “LICK YOUR NEIGHBOR”
WILLIAM PAULEY III — author of “THE BROTHERS CRUNK”

rememberwhenwetrashedthegolf

Tuesday June 3rd at 7pm!

The event is an evening of folk punk jams from “remember when we trashed the golf course?”

the show includes playing telephone pictionary with the audience, zines, and comics.

You can listen to the music at rememberwhenwetrashedthegolfcourse.bandcamp.com

All ages, sober show. Please bring $$$ to donate to the touring musician, and to buy merch!!!

We are also looking for 1-2 local acts to open the show!

Thursday June 12 @ 7pm

Revolutionary prose and raps at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective- 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

Performers will have merch to sell, and we will also be asking for donations for their efforts, recommended $5 donation, but if you don’t have it come anyway to get some fire in your belly!

Brando is a slam poet from Denver, CO. It is pretty badass anarcho spoken word punk type stuff. (he also was on the slam team that won the National Poetry Slam competition in 2011) He has been doing a mix of poetry events and punk shows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPCreIbyqz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhmfFTzCDSs

Local MC P.T. Burnem will be doing the thing as well. Precise, thought provoking raps over home made bombast blasting from the beatbox.

Official Video for “Midas Touch”: http://youtu.be/EnJLchZHqaM

PT Rapping in his bedroom: http://youtu.be/0kAGYpT_DKA

Mo Karnage will be debuting some spoken word they’ve never revealed before, bringing out the anarcho flow and blushing.

Looking for one or two other spoken word or radical musicians to perform!
All ages
sober

Its always been important to me for radical and anarchist events to be all ages. I think multi-generational is key, and kids need to get to be included, and also their caretakers need to be available too!
Kids and their caretakers have a lot to contribute. But everyone else needs to do b our best to be welcoming.
Far too often radical and anarchist events are inaccessible in a multitude of ways. Often this includes being anti-kid. This will be deliberate sometimes, through rude comments, etc.
Other times the anti-kid attitude is subconscious or just from ignorance- meetings late, nothing for kids to do, etc.
Tied up in the anti-kid stuff is a multitude of oppressive intersectional stuff too.

Anyways, in an effort to up my contribution to kid friendly radical spaces, I want to put togethet Wingnut Kid Kits to distribute to all kinds of groups so they can give them out to kids when they show up to events.

If anyone has ideas for more stuff to be included please let me know. I’d also be interested in any donations of materials for the kits.

Stuff I need so far:
Manila envelopes that will fit 8.5 by 11 paper
Stickers
Crayons
Coloring book pages or activity pages

Generally speaking I would prefer content of semi-radical character, or at least that doesn’t perpetuate colonialist, gender binary, classist, racist, sexist, heterosexist bullhockey. Would prefer content featuring a variety of types of people and radical themes.
If you have zines or drawings I could include please be in touch!
Mokarnage (@) gmail.com

Or
Mo Karnage
2005 Barton Ave
Richmond, va 23222

Ideas for more potential content appreciated. I’m thinking just stuff that isn’t too messy or bulky.
I also will include a letter to the caretaker. So if you have a zine or essay that might be something interesting or useful for caretakers who bring kids to radical events please let me know!