The Gender Centre @128

The Gender Centre is in the old Revolting Books Library room at 128, and is now open 10am – 3pm weekdays. They have a lot of different information and services for transgender and intersex people, as well as free IPL facial hair removal club, a free lawyer, and other things (on different days and times). Raw Sugar queer and rainbow social is also held monthly. Check for current times on their website here.

New Op Shop at 128

Aunty Dana’s Op Shop has opened at 128!

There are lots of lovely volunteers as well as heaps of customers and curious community members, it’s really nice to have such a buzz at the moment.

The 128 Collective has some summer plans to clear out old clutter and make 128 super functional – send us in your ideas!

We hope to run some community workshops soon too, so keep an eye on our front windows and chalk board for updates, or pop in and check out the community notce board.

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Historic 128 Media

Some links to historic media articles, write ups, a poem, a documentary film, and more –  for interest, education, and entertainment!

  1. We go inside to find out what happens in ‘anarchist house’
  2. Operation 8 – Deep in the forest – Aotearoa (New Zealand) Terrorist Documentary
  3. Remember October 15th: five years of terror
  4. Food Bill fallout feeds growing concerns
  5. 128 Abel Smith Street, by Vivienne Plumb
  6. Explosive Expression Approaches
  7. Vagina bunting, origami and more!
  8. ACC cuts funding for sexual abuse counselling
  9. Reclaim the Streets – Defending autonomous space in Wellington
  10. Jason Webley – Folk Accordionist

Feburary Working Bee

Come to 128 for a working bee this month – Saturday the 21st from 11am

We’re gonna be getting rid of yard junk, chucking out some pretty cool stuff that people could take home, and getting it all ready for the downstairs switch around and becoming totally kid safe and inclusive to whanau.
Exciting stuff!!!

You are welcome to bring food to share – the kitchen is vegetarian but you can bring pre-prepared non-veg food for eating elsewhere in the house.

Come and meet the 128 Collective members, members of groups who use 128, and other lovely people from associated communities 🙂

See you there!

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BDS Wellington meeting 6pm every Tuesday at 128

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Our Wellington group supports the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS is an effective global non-violent movement initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005, which has three prinicples:

* End the occupation and colonization of the 1967 occupied territories (The West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights)

* Recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

* Respect, protect and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194.

The BDS call was endorsed by over 170 Palestinian political parties, organizations, trade unions and movements. The signatories represent the refugees, Palestinians in the OPT, and Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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This movement is anchored in universal human rights and international law in opposition to military occupation, settler-colonialism, and apartheid, something people of conscience of all ethnicities, races, and religions can support.
An ethical struggle for justice and equal rights in every context entails strongly condemning all forms of racism, anti-semitism, racist symbols, stereotypes and hate speech. We call on people to join us in a morally consistent stance that opposes racism and bigotry in all forms.

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The effective strategy for people of conscience to bring about these goals, are Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions. More info at: http://www.bdsmovement.net/bdsintro

Facebook page here.

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