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What if one of the largest community centers and venue spaces in the Bay Area was run by a volunteer collective where everybody is a leader? We are trying to do just that, at the Omni Commons.
 
What if one of the largest community centers and venue spaces in the Bay Area was run by a volunteer collective where everybody is a leader? We are trying to do just that, at the Omni Commons.
 
== The Building ==
 
 
In North Oakland California, on Shattuck at 48th, there's a big building with a long history. Built by garbage workers during the Great Depression, it became one of the largest venue spaces in the Bay Area. In the 1980s it was famous as a rock club - they called it The Omni. Now, after 20 years of disuse, we are trying to re-open this building as the Omni Commons.
 
  
 
== The People ==
 
== The People ==
 
We should have pictures and bios and stuff. Coming soon?
 
We should have pictures and bios and stuff. Coming soon?
 
== How does it work? ==
 
 
Members of our 8 collectives make decisions together using consensus, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month - they're called "Delegate Meetings" because every group has to send at least one person - meetings are open to everybody.
 
 
The delegates do not function as any sort of governing body for the groups involved in any general sense. There are no senators. Their only and sole point is to reach consensus on the use of the space, how to pay bills, resolve any conflicts between the groups in the space, interface with the state, banks, authorities and map out the logistical dissemination of the collective work needed to maintain the space as a commons open to the surrounding community: That's it.
 
 
* [[Founding Document]]
 
* [[Safer Space Policy]] and [[Statement of Solidarity]]
 
* [[Conflict Resolution Policy]]
 
  
 
== Getting Involved ==
 
== Getting Involved ==
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* buy us toilet paper or take out the [[Trash|trash]]. No,seriously.
 
* buy us toilet paper or take out the [[Trash|trash]]. No,seriously.
 
* Help us [[Omni-readiness|work on the building]] to make it safer and more accessible
 
* Help us [[Omni-readiness|work on the building]] to make it safer and more accessible
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== How does it work? ==
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Members of our 8 collectives make decisions together using consensus, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month - they're called "Delegate Meetings" because every group has to send at least one person - meetings are open to everybody.
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The delegates do not function as any sort of governing body for the groups involved in any general sense. There are no senators. Their only and sole point is to reach consensus on the use of the space, how to pay bills, resolve any conflicts between the groups in the space, interface with the state, banks, authorities and map out the logistical dissemination of the collective work needed to maintain the space as a commons open to the surrounding community: That's it.
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* [[Founding Document]]
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* [[Safer Space Policy]] and [[Statement of Solidarity]]
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* [[Conflict Resolution Policy]]
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== Details! I want details! ==
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* Here is a list of [[ToFix|outstanding issues]] in the building which need skilled labor
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* Here is a [[Calendar]] of all our meeting notes
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== The Building ==
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In North Oakland California, on Shattuck at 48th, there's a big building with a long history. Built by garbage workers during the Great Depression, it became one of the largest venue spaces in the Bay Area. In the 1980s it was famous as a rock club - they called it The Omni. Now, after 20 years of disuse, we are trying to re-open this building as the Omni Commons.
  
 
'''Quick tools: '''
 
'''Quick tools: '''

Revision as of 15:40, 3 November 2015

What if one of the largest community centers and venue spaces in the Bay Area was run by a volunteer collective where everybody is a leader? We are trying to do just that, at the Omni Commons.

The People

We should have pictures and bios and stuff. Coming soon?

Getting Involved

We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:

How does it work?

Members of our 8 collectives make decisions together using consensus, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month - they're called "Delegate Meetings" because every group has to send at least one person - meetings are open to everybody.

The delegates do not function as any sort of governing body for the groups involved in any general sense. There are no senators. Their only and sole point is to reach consensus on the use of the space, how to pay bills, resolve any conflicts between the groups in the space, interface with the state, banks, authorities and map out the logistical dissemination of the collective work needed to maintain the space as a commons open to the surrounding community: That's it.

Details! I want details!

The Building

In North Oakland California, on Shattuck at 48th, there's a big building with a long history. Built by garbage workers during the Great Depression, it became one of the largest venue spaces in the Bay Area. In the 1980s it was famous as a rock club - they called it The Omni. Now, after 20 years of disuse, we are trying to re-open this building as the Omni Commons.

Quick tools:



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