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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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A Collective of Collectives in Oakland, California
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''From Latin omni-, "all, every, the whole, of every kind,"''
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OMNI Collective is comprised of several Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision—one that, at its most basic level, privileges a more equitable commoning of resources and meeting of human needs over private interests or corporate profit.
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To this end, we invite you to join us in establishing a hub: a safe productive place to pool resources for the collective use and stewardship of the greater community. A space that fosters an ethic of radical collaboration across disciplines and between individual collectives, creating a living model for future radical spaces. By collectivizing, we are able to consolidate expenses for the purpose of amplifying one anothers' goals.  OMNI is far greater than the sum of its parts.
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= Who's in Charge? =
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Everybody! Members of our 11 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!
  
* What kind of groups? Mainly:
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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.
** Non-profit
 
** Volunteer-led
 
** Donation-based
 
** Offer value to the public for free or sliding scale
 
  
* What core values do groups share?
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== About Omni Commons ==
** Social, economic & environmental justice
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* [[Orientation: What is this place%3F]]
** Solidarity with all oppressed people
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* [[Omni History]]
** A culture of consent, against rape, violence & exploitation
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* [[Working Groups]]
** The survival & thrival of our communities and neighborhoods
 
  
* What do we use our physical space for?
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== Organizational Structure ==
** To collaborate on projects
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* Our [[Founding Document]] (including a statement of solidarity)
** To host classes and performances
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* [[Safer Space Policy]]
** To network, meet each other, welcome newcomers
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* [[Conflict Resolution Policy]]
** To store resources for common use (or equitably restricted)=
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* Meeting structure:
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** See our foundational document here: [//https://sudoroom.org/wiki/The_Omni/2014-04-03#Ratifying_Our_Foundational_Document Our Foundational Document]
 
  
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==Questions for Collectives==
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= How To Participate =
* [[Timeline]]
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* [[Space Requirements]]
 
* [[Finances]]
 
* [[Loans]]
 
* [[Naming]]
 
* [[Questions]]
 
  
==To-Do List==
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We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:
* Finalize proposal
 
* Build Consensus of Member Collectives
 
* Review Contract (agreement) and sign
 
  
==Need help using this Wiki? ;)==
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* Join a [[Collectives|member collective]]
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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* Join a [[Working_Groups|working group]]
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* Come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
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* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
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* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with somebody else's event
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* Join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
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* Come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
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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!
  
== Getting started ==
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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= News & Updates =
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
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* As of December 2017 we've officially launched a [https://omnicommons.org/kitchen crowdfunding campaign] to upgrade the commercial kitchen in the basement and bring it up to code for use by Food Not Bombs, Phat Beetz, Counter Culture Labs, Bay Area Applied Mycology, The Village in Oakland #FeedThePeople, and others in the community in need of an affordable commercial kitchen.
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* As of December 2016 the Omni Commons now owns the building!
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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!

Latest revision as of 01:04, 5 October 2018

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 11 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.

About Omni Commons

Organizational Structure

How To Participate

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

News & Updates

'''Subscribe to Recent Changes to stay up-to-date.''' (rss) Subscribe to Recent Changes to stay up-to-date.

  • As of December 2017 we've officially launched a crowdfunding campaign to upgrade the commercial kitchen in the basement and bring it up to code for use by Food Not Bombs, Phat Beetz, Counter Culture Labs, Bay Area Applied Mycology, The Village in Oakland #FeedThePeople, and others in the community in need of an affordable commercial kitchen.
  • As of December 2016 the Omni Commons now owns the building!

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!