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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, where people give what they can and take what they need? We are trying to do just that, at the Omni Commons.
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=Omni Collective=
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== Who's in Charge? ==
  
A Collective of Collectives in Oakland, California. See [[Founding Document]] for governance.
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Everybody! Members of our 10 collectives make decisions together using consensus - they're called "Delegate Meetings" because every group is supposed to send at least one person. Meetings are at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, and open to all!
  
''From Latin omni-, "all, every, the whole, of every kind,"''
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To make meetings shorter, our delegates have created [[Working_Groups|working groups]] to do much of the work of running Omni Commons. More info below.
  
OMNI Oakland Collective is comprised of several Bay Area collectives. Its express purpose is to build consensus among member collectives with minimal possible bureaucracy for the administration of a common space and sharing of resources for the use and stewardship of the greater community.
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* [[Orientation: What is this place%3F]]
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* Our [[Founding Document]] (including a statement of solidarity)
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* [[Safer Space Policy]]
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* [[Conflict Resolution Policy]]
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* [[Omni History]]
  
The point of the OMNI Oakland Collective is NOT to function as any sort of governing body for the groups involved in any general sense. There are no senators. Its only and sole point is to administer the space, pay bills, make group decisions about the shared space, resolve any conflicts between the groups in the space, interface with the state, banks, authorities, etc. Logistics and bureaucracy: That's it.
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= How To Join =
  
* What kind of groups? Mainly:
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We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:
** Non-profit
 
** Volunteer-led
 
** Donation-based
 
** Worker Owned
 
** Offer value to the public for free or sliding scale
 
  
* What core values do groups share?
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* join a [[Collectives|member collective]]
** Fostering radical discourse and education
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* join a [[Working_Groups|working group]]
** Maintaining an active, publicly accessible commons
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* come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
** Providing a venue for innovative cultural production
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* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
** Striving for social, economic & environmental justice
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* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with somebody else's event
** Standing in solidarity with all oppressed people
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* join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
** Cultures of consent, against rape, violence & exploitation
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* come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
** The survival & thrival of our communities and neighborhoods
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* buy us toilet paper or take out the [[Trash|trash]]. No,seriously.
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* Help us [[Omni-readiness|work on the building]] to make it safer and more accessible
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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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* if you're an existing group or organization interested in joining Omni as a formal member collective, [[Join|submit a proposal]] to the delegates!
  
=To-Do List=
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== Volunteers Needed ==
* Finalize proposal
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We need volunteers for many jobs!
* Build Consensus of Member Collectives
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* Help answer our emails to info [at] omnicommons [dot] org
* Review Contract (agreement) and sign
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* Make a big sign for above our front door that says "Omni Commons"
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* Apply for grants to fund Omni - there are many opportunities passing us by!
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* Assist with the ongoing maintenance and building projects large and small - there is no shortage of work to do in this big, beautiful building, and all forms of contribution are appreciated!
  
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Latest revision as of 14:21, 10 August 2017

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, where people give what they can and take what they need? We are trying to do just that, at the Omni Commons.

Who's in Charge?

Everybody! Members of our 10 collectives make decisions together using consensus - they're called "Delegate Meetings" because every group is supposed to send at least one person. Meetings are at 7pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, and open to all!

To make meetings shorter, our delegates have created working groups to do much of the work of running Omni Commons. More info below.

See also:

How To Join

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

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for many jobs!

  • Help answer our emails to info [at] omnicommons [dot] org
  • Make a big sign for above our front door that says "Omni Commons"
  • Apply for grants to fund Omni - there are many opportunities passing us by!
  • Assist with the ongoing maintenance and building projects large and small - there is no shortage of work to do in this big, beautiful building, and all forms of contribution are appreciated!

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(on the Archival Calendar)

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