New Communities in Washington DC?!

We are constantly guessing when and what type of events we should be organizing in order to spark the new communities movement. This time we clearly guessed right.

Triple Threat organizing discussion groups

We had about 70 people at this quickly organized event.  We crowded the Keep with enthusiastic and chatty folks. Many were experienced community people but for most of the group this was relatively new stuff.

John Keep describes his collective house and their trajectory towards income sharing

Lovely food and engaging conversation were had. After GPaul did a wild and woolly version of open space technology, we broke into working groups talking about:

I was in the healing discussion group which was held in part in an empty Jacuzzi tub.

There were a lot of people richly chatting in the Keep kitchen

It was a lovely warm up for our content in NYC this coming weekend, the Community Matchmaking (see Facebook Invite) event. Here is the evolving program for that event, being held at the Brooklyn Free School.

GPaul at the helm

All photos by Dragon

 

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.