Point A Events NYC Aug 17, Baltimore Aug 18, DC Aug 19

Hey, folks!

Get ready, because Point A is coming to you in August! GPaul’s coming back from Europe and spreading the good word of community at events in three cities. We feel bad about the short notice, and please come to these events if you can. These are all workshop and presentation type events. Please do promote these events, even if you can’t make it. Any questions feel free to call Paxus at 541-505-0803. Please RSVP on Facebook (if you use it) if you are planning on coming. The first link in each of the three events below is the Facebook page.

1) NYC Sunday Aug 17th 8 PM @ Brooklyn Free School
2) Baltimore Monday Aug 18th 5:30 PM @ Baltimore Free Farm
3) DC Tuesday Aug 19th 7 PM @ The Keep

Event #1: Point A’s August NYC Learn-In

Brooklyn Free School
Sunday, August 17 from 8pm to 1am

Join us for August’s Point A event at the Brooklyn Free School in NYC! Come for an evening of workshops/presentations/discussions, brainstorming and networking!

FEATURING: Tales of European Communes by GPaul of Acorn Community and the State of the Point A Project in NYC

He’s just spent most of his summer wandering Europe in search of egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, and democratic communes. A rare breed in the US, he found them littered about Europe. Come hear tales of radical trust based economics, what happens when the national culture takes on your commune’s mission, and what exactly an anarchist cyberpunk transnational commune looks like. A wide variety of stories with comparisons to the American egalitarian communes and attempted distillations of important wisdoms and inspirations.

State of the Commune – Point A NYC

The advantage of a recklessly defined project is that many of NYCs exotic aspects can be captured within it. We have glimpsed at traveler kids and their squats, we are talking with worker coops about becoming residential communities. We are working with existing NYC based communities to be fostered in our efforts to create something new. We have been inspired by radical hospitality spaces where temporary community is being created that might be a model for our next adventures. This project is still forming, come add you insights into how we can build more income sharing community inside the 5 boroughs.

Visit the Point A website join the official Facebook group for the latest news on the Point A project. Donations requested and appreciated.

Event #2: Egalitarian Tours of Europe in Baltimore

Baltimore Free Farm
Monday, August 18 at 5:30pm

GPaul, of Acorn Community and the Point A Project, has just spent most of his summer wandering Europe in search of egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, and democratic communes. A rare breed in the US, he found them littered about Europe. Come hear tales of radical trust based economics, what happens when the national culture takes on your commune’s mission, and what exactly an anarchist cyberpunk transnational commune looks like. A wide variety of stories with comparisons to the American egalitarian communes and attempted distillations of important wisdoms and inspirations.

Event #3: European Egalitarian IC Tour in D.C.

The Keep – Washington, DC
Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00pm

GPaul, of Acorn Community and the Point A Project, has just spent most of his summer wandering Europe in search of egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, and democratic communes. A rare breed in the US, he found them littered about Europe. Come hear tales of radical trust based economics, what happens when the national culture takes on your commune’s mission, and what exactly an anarchist cyberpunk transnational commune looks like. A wide variety of stories with comparisons to the American egalitarian communes and attempted distillations of important wisdom and inspirations.

Communities Quest – March 15th, Brooklyn NYC

This is a new event the Point A project is organizing in Brooklyn.  If you are in the city and interested in community, please consider coming by.  If you have material to present, please email me and we will see if we can get you into the program.  If you have a residential community project in the greater NYC area, consider coming and presenting about it during the “Meet the Communities” section of this event.  If you do Facebook, please RSVP here.

Community Quest: Finding and Building Collective Living Situations in NYC  –

Saturday March 15th noon to 6:30 PM at the Brooklyn Urban dZong (the BUZ) located at 778 Bergen St. 2FL, Brooklyn, New York 11238 [A few blocks from Clinton-Washington Ave A or C lines and ten minute walk from the Grand Army Plaza 2, 3, and 4 lines]

Communities begin as conversations.  Rich chats about dreams and pragmatic discussions on logistics and finances. These are visionary talks about where we want to get to and concrete discussions of what the first steps to take are.  Most communities don’t get beyond the start up conversation stage.

It takes all kinds of conversations.

This one day event is designed to help people who are seeking to join or start residential intentional communities find like-minded others and discover new or established communities in the NYC area.  Come present your forming or existing community to people who might join you or otherwise be allies.  Here is the forming agenda for the event.

Communities Quest Program – March 15th, 2014

This event runs noon to 6:30 PM as is happening at the Brooklyn Urban dZong (BUZ)  778 Bergen St Brooklyn NYC.  RSVP here

General Overiew

Noon to 1 PM Panel discussion on successful & failed NYC communities

1 to 2:30 PM Meet the Communities and selection of workshops

2:45 to 4 PM – First Workshop Block

4:15 to 5:30 PM – Second Workshop Block

5:45 to 6:30 PM – Next Steps and exit networkingparadise.jpg

The following sections are plenary format (everyone in the same room, only one set of speakers):

noon to 1: Panel on Successes and Failures of Community

1 to 2:30 PM:  Meet the Communities AND workshop selection

5:45 to 6:30 PM Next Steps and Exit Networking

 

A $5 donation is requested, but no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.

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Rooftop Garden in Shanghi

[Edited by Judy Youngquest]