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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.
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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.
  
== The People ==
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== Who's in Charge? ==
We should have pictures and bios and stuff. Coming soon?
 
  
== Getting Involved ==
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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!
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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.
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See also:
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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]]
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= How To Join =
  
 
We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:
 
We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:
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* come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
 
* come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
 
* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
 
* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with someobody else's event
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* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with somebody else's event
 
* join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
 
* join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
 
* come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
 
* come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
 
* 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
 
== 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]]
 
 
== Details! I want details! ==
 
 
* Here is a list of [[ToFix|outstanding issues]] in the building which need skilled labor
 
* Here is a list of [[ToFix|outstanding issues]] in the building which need skilled labor
 
* Here is a [[Calendar]] of all our meeting notes
 
* 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!
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== Volunteers Needed ==
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We need volunteers for many jobs!
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* Help answer our emails to info [at] omnicommons [dot] org
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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!
  
 
'''Quick tools: '''
 
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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!

Quick tools:



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