Food Not Bombs Chili and Cobbler Contest Fundraiser
On Saturday January 12th, at 5:00pm, at the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Street, Richmond VA), Food Not Bombs is holding a fundraiser Chili and Cobbler contest. Sober, all-ages event. Tickets are $5, available at the door, free for kids under 12. All proceeds go to Richmond Food Not Bombs.
See title link to RSVP and learn how to enter your cobbler or chili. There will be voting and prizes for the winners. There will be a vegan category. The Bainbridge Collective is not wheelchair accessible.
11:28 pm • 7 December 2012 • 2 notes
Socks for Inmates Sock Drive for the Richmond City Jail
From December 1st to December 15th, Socks for Inmates is collecting sealed packages of white socks for the inmates at the Richmond City Jail, who are not provided with socks or underwear, and often can’t afford to purchase these items from commissary- remember that the jail charges rent, in addition to other costs and fees inflicted on the inmates.
Drop off locations are: B-sides Thrift Boutique (2925 West Cary Street), Books, Bikes, and Beyond (7 West Broad Street), the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Street), and the ROC Richmond Outreach Center (5501 Midlothian Turnpike). By order of the Sheriff, all socks must be white and in their original packaging.
Title link is the Socks for Inmates Facebook group.
1:28 pm • 30 November 2012 • 17 notes
Spoken Word Event to benefit the Virginia Defender
On Sunday December 9th, at 7:30pm, at the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Street, Richmond VA), there will be a spoken-word poetry slam event to benefit the Virginia Defender, a progressive and independent newspaper run by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice, and Equality. You may recognize these folks for Ana Edwards’ radio show on WRIR, Defenders LIVE!
You can access all current and back issues of the Defender for free here, as well as order subscriptions. A year long subscription for a person in prison is only $5.
See title link to RSVP and for more information.
9:44 am • 28 November 2012
Freedom from Personhood: A Celebration of the Death of HB 1
Tomorrow, Tuesday November 27th, the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Street, Richmond VA) is holding a party to celebrate the death of HB 1, the fetal personhood bill, in committee, and to brief friends and allies on other bills pertaining to reproductive rights coming up this legislative season.
RSVP through the title link.
12:49 am • 27 November 2012 • 2 notes
The People's School of Richmond: Corporate Transformation of American Healthcare
On Wednesday December 5th, from 7-8:30pm, at the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Road, Richmond VA), the People’s School of Richmond is giving a presentation and discussion on the history of American healthcare, with a particular focus on corporitization and profit seeking.
11:21 pm • 25 November 2012 • 1 note
Rolling Jubilee Watch Party
On Sunday Thursday November 15th, from 7:30pm-2am, at the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Road), there will be a watch party for the Rolling Jubilee Telethon. Bring snacks.
The Rolling Jubilee, or People’s Bailout, is an Occupy project by which people pool their money to buy other people’s debt and then abolish it. This is much cheaper than paying off debt to other collectors; for example, in the trial run, organizers spent $500 and were able to abolish $14,000 worth of distressed debt.
The Telethon is a livestream of the kick-off event for this project, called The People’s Bailout, which will take place at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, with a big line-up of performers (you can see them listed through the title link). You can donate money to the project directly here. A rebloggable Tumblr post by one of the organizers explaining the project can be found here.
The Bainbridge collective is likely doable if you have mobility challenges, but it is not explicitly accessible. RVSP through the title link.
12:45 pm • 9 November 2012 • 1 note
Bainbridge Halloween Potluck, Showing, and Party
This Sunday November 4th, from 5:30pm into the evening, the Bainbridge Collective is holding a block party at 1300, 1304, and 1305 Bainbridge Avenue. There will be a potluck (bring a dish to share) and a show, which is open to all performance artists. Confirmed performers include: Mokey Doris, Tungs, and Wolf/Goat.
Literature for the Grindhouse Coffee Collective, an independent coffee shop hoping to open in Manchester in the coming months, will be distributed, and donations will be accepted.
RSVP through the title link. Only the back yard of 1300 Bainbridge is accessible, to my knowledge, and I don’t know the status of the other homes.
5:14 pm • 31 October 2012
RVA Collective Space Needs: Master List
Because it makes sense to have it all in one place, I asked five of Richmond’s leftist collectives what they needed.
The Black Sabot (IWW house) and the Flying Brick Library don’t need anything right now, another house is in transition and not currently functioning as a collective, and I couldn’t make contact with the X Collective. I did get lists from the Wingnut and Bainbridge, which are reproduced below:
The Bainbridge Collective needs:
- Paint - Art - 2 whiteboards - World and other maps - Forks - Outside porch furniture - A glass French Press (a coffee device) - 4 pillows - 1 large tent - 2 pavilions - An electric oven - a small wheelchair ramp (for their back stairs) - A longer water hose, without holes - Inside plants - small chalk sticks - a wireless computer (for visitors and office) - Craft supplies - 8 light bulbs - Christmas lights - Martini glasses - 1 projector - 2 small lamps - 1 tall lamp - Solo cups - Paper plates - Candles - Polaroid film - Wooden cooking and serving utensils - 1 keg bucket - large fabric bolts or swatches - Canning jars, large and small
The Wingnut Anarchist Collective needs:
- A commercial freestanding two-compartment sink (they may be able to pay for this) - Coffee - Fabric - Slate and paving stones - Firewood or heating oil - Printer paper - Radical books -Twin mattress, queen mattress, double mattress - bricks - cement - mulch - sand - dog food - curtains - china hutch - bookshelves - jewelry making supplies - screen printing supplies - dressers - roadkill - board games - washer - drier - basins - buckets - rope - how to books - feminist books - queer books
If there’s another collective space that I missed that also needs things, let me know.
11:23 pm • 11 October 2012 • 3 notes
First Annual Wayside Cup Masquerade Ball
This Saturday October 6th, at 9:30pm, the Bainbridge Collective (1300 Bainbridge Street) will host the first annual Wayside Cup masquerade ball. Tickets are five dollars, a cash/credit bar will be available, and proceeds will go to benefit the Wayside Center for Popular Education.
RSVP through the title link.
6:16 pm • 2 October 2012
Cooch Watch 2012 will be making another music video.
Cooch Watch 2012, the abortion access/feminist protest folks that organized both Board of Health protests, the March 3rd protest at the capital, and numerous other events, will be putting out another music video sometime soon.
Their previous music videos are They Will Try, featuring Richmond’s own Swordplay and Miss J, Won’t Go Back, also featuring Miss J with a sundry cast, and Hands Off, Crazy. Their YouTube Chanel contains more, non-musical videos.
Miss J and Swordplay will be performing after the “True Cost of Coal” showing, for the visiting Beehive Collective. Their performance is set to begin at around 10pm.
11:15 pm • 30 September 2012 • 1 note