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.
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
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!!!! […]”
[More info here]