[IMC-Seattle] Joseph may move to GT location
relayer at riseup.net
Sat Jul 24 05:33:22 PDT 2004
I am looking for a home, and may have found one in Georgetown.
At the GT location, I can rent a room for 350 to 600 per mo.
The 350 option includes just one room, while the 600 option
a second room. Theoretically, the imc could share this room with
me. It would have it's own entrance, and be a small, bedroom sized
I essentially agree with Jill positions: That we are not in need of
a space', and that the effort to sustain a 'Space' detracts from
I am as proud as anyone of the incredible community resource that
was the 1415 3rd location. We managed it well for years, and we saw
many score, if not hundreds, of events facilitated at our home.
While I now see the energy that was siphoned from us, I also
recognize that we got more than we gave. Life is like that.
We did not fail at 1415, we simply did not become a permanent
fixture at that building. In simple fact, we provided the community
with an ideal location, at almost no, or extremely below market
cost. We taught Scores, we had too many gallery openings to even
begin to remember, facilitated some very important meetings between
womens groups, anarchists, greens, folks sent over by the State
department (It's true-we did it too many times to recall!), etc.
We held dances, built the resistance, and we all would damn well do
it again in a heartbeat.
But alas we are a news organization, and must build upon that first
and foremost. We provide access to those otherwise left to die and
be enslaved. That is what happens to the media underserved: They
die, As do we all. They die of poverty, disease, pollution,
slavery, and war. We all die, but some of us die in resistance.
Our role is to live, love, focus attention on peoples plight, attack
the oppressive elements, and have a fun time doing it. We do this
well. We are the shiz-nit!
So, let's be positive, focus on what we can do well with what we've
got, and reach for the stars. We can have a Space if that's what we
decide we want, and we can also be just as successful without one.
What is the sense of the pro-space folks, who may be our most active
and dedicated friends. I must say, when I went into the UFCW hall
to inquire about the potential strike by grocery workers, the
question as to where we are located was difficult to answer. Being
able to say "We are at x, and you can send us something there",
indicates a sense of permanence and substance that saying "we are a
virtual organization" cannot.
It's all good,
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