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Here is a list of Omni's member collectives and information about them!
Here is a list of Omni Commons member collectives, tenants, and fiscally sponsored groups, and information about them!


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= Art Bison Design Coop =
= Acta Non Verba =
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[[File:ANV-logo.png|right|noframe|120px]]
* http://artbisondesigncoop.blogspot.com/
* https://anvfarm.org/
* info@anvfarm.org


Art Bison is a feminist collective that shares resources and produces media. Our principal media is screen printing and we are as much makers as we are teachers. We empower youth, womyn, those with barriers to employment, LGBTQIA folks, and all who are curious, to make their own media. Through work/trade we are able to produce shirts and posters for, often at no cost, to a wide variety of social and political events.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.
 
= Bay Area Public School =
[[File:Logo-baps.png|right|noframe|200px]]
* http://bayareapublicschool.org/
* contact: publia.pigeon "at" gmail "dot" com
 
'''A Free School'''
 
The Bay Area Public School is an ongoing, evolving experiment in bringing forth radical alternatives to existing institutions. It came into being in response to a collective recognition of the crucial need for free, public spaces in which to engage in the shared exploration, contemplation and generation of new ideas through group discourse, collaborative learning, and creative inquiry.
 
It is our belief that spaces which are unrestrained by institutional pedagogical models and agendas, which are completely free, which are open to and determined by the public, and which allow for the exchange of ideas and methods, inform the types of creative practices that help us to understand, articulate and respond to the conditions of our own time within a greater historical context. We are of the opinion that the division of study into distinct and separate categories intended to produce “Specialists” and “Authorities” as arbiters of what is culturally and socially valuable, is antithetical to the synthesis required for the development of truly new modes of thinking and being in the world, and, ultimately, for the construction of creative modes of expression necessary to meaningful, considered inquest into prevailing systems, their historical antecedents, and future potentialities.
 
As a part of this experiment, the Bay Area Public School maintains that all classes, events and resources will always be completely free to all people. We are critical of the prohibitive costs of higher education and, in turn, the exclusion of those unwilling or unable to submit to lifelong debt, from participation in the philosophical, political, and aesthetic discourses which largely mediate the social and cultural content that shapes our world.


= Chiapas Support Committee =
= Chiapas Support Committee =
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The Chiapas Support Committee regularly organizes forums and other events and activities to share and discuss ideas, analyses and developments related to the Zapatista communities, Mexico and U.S.-related policies.
The Chiapas Support Committee regularly organizes forums and other events and activities to share and discuss ideas, analyses and developments related to the Zapatista communities, Mexico and U.S.-related policies.
= Community Liberation Programs =
* https://www.facebook.com/workerscommunitykitchen/
* https://twitter.com/comlibprograms
blurb coming soon


= Counter Culture Labs =
= Counter Culture Labs =
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[[File:Logo-ccl.png|right|noframe|200px]]
* http://www.counterculturelabs.org/
* https://www.counterculturelabs.org/
* contact: info "at" counterculturelabs "dot" org
* contact: info "at" counterculturelabs "dot" org


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Through Food Not Bombs we create infrastructure outside of money through which abundance can be shared. Food Not Bombs is excited and intrigued by the Omni project and the collaboration between collectives. We believe that a community kitchen is integral to creating a space of “commons”. Over and over we have seen the kitchen as a main artery and gathering point in liberated, autonomous space.
Through Food Not Bombs we create infrastructure outside of money through which abundance can be shared. Food Not Bombs is excited and intrigued by the Omni project and the collaboration between collectives. We believe that a community kitchen is integral to creating a space of “commons”. Over and over we have seen the kitchen as a main artery and gathering point in liberated, autonomous space.


= Global Communication, Education and Art =
= FYE =
[[File:GCEA_Logo.png|right|noframe|138px]]
[[File:FYEflamelogo-07.jpg|right|noframe|200px]]
* http://www.globalcommunicationservices.org/
* https://www.thatsfye.org/
* contact: http://www.globalcommunicationservices.org/contact-us.html
* https://www.instagram.com/thats.fye/
* fye.collective "at" gmail "dot" com


The mission of Youth Empowerment Services (YES), a program of GCEA, is to advance and support youth in educational breakthroughs in life development and other activities focusing and envisioning a community where all young people have the opportunities and the access to education, without restrictions from race or socioeconomic status. YES considers families as an integral partner and participant in improving and reaching the goals set by the program. YES anticipates that, everyone who attends our program regardless of the obstacles placed before them will be capable reaching their fullest potential.
'''FYE - a creative coalition and collaborative platform based in Oakland, CA (USA)'''


YES has developed a continuum of programs and services that serve our youth ages eight through college. YES strategies are culturally competent, tailored to the specific needs of the communities served, and demonstrate effectiveness in both qualitative and quantitative evaluations. YES specific services developed and implemented in Oakland include, but are not limited to, after school academic and enrichment programs, youth development and leadership, violence prevention, and interventions nationwide
Our mission is to activate spaces with pure energy and share valuable
experiences through creative expression in social gathering, empowering the
local community in new, dynamic ways. Through alignment and the exchange of
ideas, we create content to educate, inspire & entertain.
 
We specialize in Space Activation, Event Curation, Workshops & Pop-Ups


= Global Womens Strike - Omni Collective =
= Global Womens Strike - Omni Collective =
[[File:Logo-gws.png|right|noframe|200px]]
[[File:Logo-gws.png|right|noframe|200px]]
* http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/
* https://www.globalwomenstrike.net/
* gws "at" omnicommons "dot" org
* gws "at" omnicommons "dot" org


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* We can be reached collectively at Liberated_Lens@lists.riseup.net
* We can be reached collectively at Liberated_Lens@lists.riseup.net


= Phat Beets =
= Myriad Outreach Project =
[[File:Logo-pb.png|right|noframe|200px]]
* https://instagram.com/myriadoutreachproject
* http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/
* https://instagram.com/directactionforfarmworkers
* contact: info "at" phatbeetsproduce "dot" org
* https://instagram.com/buildingcommunitycollective
 
* https://instagram.com/mealsononewheels
Phat Beets Produce is a food justice collective. The collective was started in North Oakland in 2007 as a guerrilla produce stand in a North Oakland park.  We now support two certified, clinic based farmers’ markets, one youth led school farm stand and community nutrition hub, and a youth market garden in partnership with a local hospital obesity prevention program. As a collective, we strive to support social businesses and small farmers and farmers of color.
* http://officialmealsononewheels.org/
 
* Myriad Outreach Project facilitates and aids in people powered direct action projects fueled by community economics to promote healing and create community support systems outside of oppressive structures. We work in solidarity with various organizations and struggles in the bay area to coordinate outreaches, rallies, marches, community events, mutual aid, interactive art/banner drops and educational forums including farmworkers rights, immigrant rights, racial and social justice, community safety, police alternatives, food sovereignty and more. We support by directly helping to organize and facilitate, providing storage & transport of donations, creating/lending supplies like art, tabling materials, and connecting orgs to resources and community support, providing fiscal sponsorship.
''Phat Beets has a space at the Omni but has not yet applied to be a member collective.''


= Sudo Room =
= Sudo Room =
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= The Village =
= Sudo Mesh =
* https://www.thevillageinoakland.org/
[[File:sudomesh_logo.jpg|right|noframe|200px]]
* thevillage "at" omnicommons "dot" org
* https://sudomesh.org
 
The Village in Oakland is creating autonomous encampments on public and private land in Oakland. Providing those who have been displaced thru gentrification their basic needs and rights: housing, food, provisions, healing, and dignity. Using a diversity of tactics to reach our goals is neccessary in the current political, economic and historic moment we are in: direct action and policy reform. adverse possession and purchasing lands. reperations and self determination. serve the unsheltered and self governance of unsheltered.
 
= Timeless Infinite Light =
[[File:Logo-til.png|right|noframe|200px]]
* https://timelessinfinitelight.com/
* forever "at" timelessinfinitelight "dot" com


Timeless, Infinite Light is an Oakland-based small press that primarily publishes contemporary poetry, but also veers into critical theory, experimental fiction, ephemera, and whatever surprises us. Sometimes our books look like books, and sometimes they don’t. We have a west coast lean towards the experimental/political/mystical.
Sudo Mesh is building the infrastructure for a truly free and peer-run internet throughout the bay area.


We have published works by Ivy Johnson, Olive Blackburn, Justin Carder, Amy Berkowitz, Zoe Tuck, Sasha Fletcher, Emji Spero, Otis Pig, and many others. We currently are working on an anthology of East Bay poets called Its Night in San Francisco but it's Sunny in Oakland, as well as a set of calendar reform tracts by Hakim Bey.
Core projects include:
* [https://peoplesopen.net People's Open Network] - a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network spanning the East Bay.
* [https://disaster.radio disaster.radio] - a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun.
* [https://laptopsforall.org Laptops For All!] - upcycling donated laptops to those who can't afford them.
* [https://buildyourowninter.net Build Your Own Internet] - guides and quarterly hands-on workshops teaching everyone how they can build their own internet(s).


* https://vimeo.com/89037660
'''Our''' slogan is ''MESH THE PLANET!''
* https://vimeo.com/user9045346

Latest revision as of 10:39, 11 August 2022

Here is a list of Omni Commons member collectives, tenants, and fiscally sponsored groups, and information about them!

How do I start a collective?

Acta Non Verba

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Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.

Chiapas Support Committee

The Chiapas Support Committee / Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas (CSC) is a grassroots all-volunteer group based in Oakland, California. CSC serves as a center for education and information about Chiapas, the Zapatista communities and Mexico.

CSC works with Indigenous Zapatista communities to support and accompany their process of constructing autonomous health care, education and economic development.

The Chiapas Support Committee regularly organizes forums and other events and activities to share and discuss ideas, analyses and developments related to the Zapatista communities, Mexico and U.S.-related policies.

Community Liberation Programs

blurb coming soon

Counter Culture Labs

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DIYbio homegrown in the East Bay.

Counter Culture Labs is part of the burgeoning global DIYbio movement here to excite curiosity and empower exploration. It is a place to share tools, knowledge and experience - a comfortable, open community in which to learn, create, tinker and innovate. We are open to biohackers, biotech professionals, citizen scientists and empiricists of all stripes!

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Food Not Bombs

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Free Food for the People! Cultivating community alternatives to the money economy...

East Bay Food Not Bombs has been operating in Berkeley and Oakland continuously on a volunteer basis since 1991. We cook large scale community meals and serve free food six days a week. Food Not Bombs functions on a paradigm of grassroots recourse re-distribution, bringing free food to parks, political events, neighborhood gatherings, and social centers.

Through Food Not Bombs we create infrastructure outside of money through which abundance can be shared. Food Not Bombs is excited and intrigued by the Omni project and the collaboration between collectives. We believe that a community kitchen is integral to creating a space of “commons”. Over and over we have seen the kitchen as a main artery and gathering point in liberated, autonomous space.

FYE

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FYE - a creative coalition and collaborative platform based in Oakland, CA (USA)

Our mission is to activate spaces with pure energy and share valuable experiences through creative expression in social gathering, empowering the local community in new, dynamic ways. Through alignment and the exchange of ideas, we create content to educate, inspire & entertain.

We specialize in Space Activation, Event Curation, Workshops & Pop-Ups

Global Womens Strike - Omni Collective

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Invest in caring not killing!

International network for recognition & payment for all caring work, and the return of military spending to the community starting with women the main carers everywhere.

Women & girls do 2/3 of the world's work, most of it unwaged. +$1 trillion/year is spent on the military worldwide, more than half by the US. 10% of this would provide the essentials of life for all: water, sanitation, basic health, nutrition, literacy, and a minimum income.

Who we are:

  • The Global Women's Strike is a grassroots network with national co-ordinations in a number of countries. Invest in caring not killing is our strategy for change. We campaign for the return of military budgets to the community, beginning with women the main carers in every country of people and the planet. Women, and men who support our goals, take action together on 8 March, International Women’s Day, and throughout the year. We work to ensure that power relations among us are addressed, and that each of our struggles is backed by our collective power.
  • Women from different sectors are involved: women of colour, Indigenous & rural women, mothers, women in waged work, lesbian, bisexual women & TT women, sex workers, religious activists, women with disabilities, older & younger women...

Liberated Lens

  • Visit us at http://liberatedlens.org/ to see our projects, upcoming film night, or to subscribe to our newsletter.
  • We can be reached collectively at Liberated_Lens@lists.riseup.net

Myriad Outreach Project

Sudo Room

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Creative community and hacker space

Sudo Room is an East Bay creative community and hackerspace. Sudo Room has an open membership, is nonhierarchical, and we are all “types”… tech developers, citizen scientists, activists, artists, and all combinations in between and beyond. Most importantly we are human beings interested in and working towards positive social change. Our goal is to create an inclusive, dedicated hackerspace in Oakland. We share ideas and projects in the following areas:

  • Creative Use Of Technology
  • Citizen Science
  • Digital Citizenship And Literacy
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Community Engagement
  • Self-Government

It is a place to learn, create, gather, work, play and more.

Our slogan is: HACK THE PLANET!

Sudo Mesh

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Sudo Mesh is building the infrastructure for a truly free and peer-run internet throughout the bay area.

Core projects include:

  • People's Open Network - a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network spanning the East Bay.
  • disaster.radio - a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun.
  • Laptops For All! - upcycling donated laptops to those who can't afford them.
  • Build Your Own Internet - guides and quarterly hands-on workshops teaching everyone how they can build their own internet(s).

Our slogan is MESH THE PLANET!