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.
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
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.
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.
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!!!! […]”