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.
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday, 25/01/2014 @ 5.30pm with Ladyfruit and D Rad MC
Gold coin entry
Kid friendly space
Facebook link here.
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
Clitfest is happening at 128 this June.
“Clitfest is a (trans and cis) women centered, intersectional, DIY feminist festival which is open to people of all genders. We will be having a variety of discussions, presentations and workshops, as well as a huge gig with some hella rad bands and DJs this June 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Wellington, Aotearoa.
We are against gendered discrimination, against misogyny, and against all oppressions. We are here to Combat Latent Inequalities Together!!!! […]”
[More info here]