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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday May 5th at 11.30am come to 128 for a working bee! Theres lots to be done, including sanding, priming and painting the windows out the front on the ground floor, fixing the planter boxes and planting flowers, and building a table and bench seats in the back yard to seat 20 people! Its gonna be heaps fun!! Theres also lots of paints and art supplies to sort through, shelving needs moving around, dress ups need to go downstairs to the free box, and the pantry needs an autumn clear out. There are also heaps of board games with mixed up pieces to sort through, the new wheelchair ramp needs finishing, and someone needs to take the worm farm home, because the worms could do with some love (and a steady stream of food scraps).
We’re expecting a really good turn out, most of the groups who are based at 128 and many of the groups who regularly book 128 are keen to help out, so if you feel like doing some cool stuff at 128 or getting to know people a bit better come along!
There will be a big list of jobs and all the gear needed to get them done!
We really look forward to seeing you there, and hope you’ll stick around after for a big feed around the freshly built outdoor community dinner table.
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!!!! […]”