128 Radical Social Centre and Community Whare was opened in 2002, being founded on anarchist principals, fixed up, maintained, and run by the communities it served. The 128 Collective developed 128’s Safer Spaces Policy, and has continually evaluated and improved it over the past 17 years.
The Safer Spaces Policy is available below as a .png (or high quality picture file), which you can save and download and print! It makes a really nice poster for your community space, and is CopyLeft or free to reproduce for non-commercial purposes.
We have taken off ”128” and ”The 128 Collective” and ”radical social centre” in this version, so you can adopt The 128 Collective’s policy, or just use it to start a conversation about what ”safer spaces” look like for you.
A Safer Spaces Policy is not a magic wand, but a having political framework, a clear agreement, and a commitment to follow through can help.
You can see the regular screen-reader friendly version on our Safer Spaces page here.
Intersectional Feminism, Aotearoa was created as a safe space for feminists who believe that oppressions intersect, and cannot be tackled alone.
While we are a learning space for intersectional feminists, this is not Feminism 101 or Intersectionality 101. An understanding of feminism will not be enough for this group. Members need to have a strong hold on concepts like privilege, oppression and intersectionality, and be committed to this form of feminism specifically.
Please keep an eye on your ‘others’ folder if you send us a join request, as we have a screening process for new members.
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” – Audre Lorde
If you are interested in Joining Intersectional Feminism, Aotearoa, please request to join here.
**Purple text, all caps, font designed to look like the letters are ‘bleeding’. Text reads ‘MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT’. There are five little purple hearts designed to look like precious stones both below and above the text. The background is light blue at the top and blends into light purple at the bottom.**
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.
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!
This Saturday, 25/01/2014 @ 5.30pm with Ladyfruit and D Rad MC
Gold coin entry
Kid friendly space
Facebook link here.
Join us for a radical start to the new year! A working (and fun) bee at 128.
On Saturday 18 January from 12 – 5 folks will be getting together to give the beloved radical social centre some much needed love and attention.
We will be doing some tidying up of the garden and front of the house, so please bring any seedlings, useful tools or resources you might have.
Light refreshments provided, kids and whanau welcome.
Come and help to make 128 a lovely space for community groups and revolutionary action!
Get involved, join with others and build the world you want to live in.
See you there, in love radical love and solidarity – 128 crews
Thanks to everyone who helped out, came to banner painting at 128, and attended the candle light vigil.
This message from project manager Sarah Chin –
Sorry it took half a day to get to here, but thank you all so much for all your hard work leading up to the vigil and on the day. Whether you printed out fliers, put up posters at night, painted the banner, wax-proofed the candles, provided much needed gear, or was there on the day to help out on the ground, it is because of every single one of you that the vigil was able to happen. I would like to express our gratitude to you all, together we were able to mourn for the lost lives and hopefully strive for some kind of social change within Wellington.
I know so many more were involved than just the ones addressed here in the email; special acknowledgement goes to the Young Feminist Collective, who provided the candles and was involved in painting the amazing banner; to the 128 Collective who provided yet another awesome banner as well as other much needed gear. There are also other volunteers on the day who helped out on the ground, unfortunately I do not know their contact details. Could you all please help forward this note of thanks to them?
On that note, on behalf of Shakti, I wish you all the best for the holiday season, and hope we will see each other again soon in the year to come.
Wellington Project Coordinator
This Saturday Oct 5th come to 128 for banner painting at 10am.
We will need some house paint/exterior paints so bring your leftover bits or test pots and lets make an amazing banner for the side of the social centre!
It will be based on the poster, but with the details of the Wellington event.
Maori and tau iwi (including pakeha) solidarity is requested! All are invited to come help out!
For if you have any questions on the day, Alize is your person to talk to 🙂
This Banner will be to let people know about the upcoming event:
Facebook page for banner painting here.
Facebook page for NEVER FORGET event here.
Please spread the word anf help out in any way you can.
We have one upstairs office/ space available for very cheap rent to a social justice/radical left group. The cost will be between $20 and $60 per week, depending on your group’s financial abilities.
We have a land phone and wifi internet, and the room is about 4m x 5m (aproximate) with good natural light and even a little afternoon sun. It is upstairs and there is no elevator.
For info about what happens at 128, which groups are currently running from 128, what kind of groups would be suited to work from 128, what 128′s kaupapa is, or how to contact the 128 collective please look around our website.
If you are part of a group or project who might be interested in renting this space, please get in touch with the 128 collective via email, ask us any questions, and tell us a bit about what you do.
Thanks folks, and please share this!
– 128 Collective
Revolting Books lends books, zines, and DVDs for up to three weeks on the following topics:
– anarchism: theory, practice and history
– alternatives to capitalism
– anti-state, anti-police, anti-militarism, anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian works
– animal rights
– indigenous struggles
– Maori history and language
– NZ history and biography
– Gay/queer/transgender experiences and struggles
– DIY material (including health, languages, self-sufficiency)
– liberating spirituality
– fiction/biography that is inspiring/gives voice to marginalised people
– Radical and/or good children’s books
– Current reference books of wide use (dictionaries, atlases, thesauri, etc)
Having all these resources in one place is great for browsing the shelves and discovering the next book to liberate your world view!
Check out their new arrivals on their awesome website here.