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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.
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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== 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:
 
* join a [[Collectives|member collective]]
* join a [[Working_Groups|working group]]
* come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with someobody else's event
* join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
* come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
* 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
 
== Who's in Charge? ==
 
Everybody is in charge. Really.
 
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.
 
There are rules and expectations. It's very important that everybody in the community understand what they are, so we can function together harmoniously:
* [[Founding Document]] and [[Omni History]]
* [[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 [[Calendar]] of all our meeting notes
 
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= 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|working groups]] to do much of the work of running Omni Commons.
== About Omni Commons ==
* [[Orientation: What is this place%3F]]
* [[Omni History]]
* [[Working Groups]]
== Organizational Structure ==
* Our [[Founding Document]] (including a statement of solidarity)
* [[Safer Space Policy]]
* [[Conflict Resolution Policy]]
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= How To Participate =
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We love new people! There are many ways to get involved:
* Join a [[Collectives|member collective]]
* Join a [[Working_Groups|working group]]
* Come to an event on our [https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ calendar]
* Use the space for [https://omnicommons.org/occupy your own event or meeting]
* [[Responsibilibuddy|Help out]] with somebody else's event
* Join a [[Mailing_Lists|mailing list]]
* Come to a general omni meeting (1st & 3rd thursdays, 7pm)
* 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
* Here is a list of [[ToFix|outstanding issues]] in the building which need skilled labor
* Read our history of [[Meetings|meeting notes]] going back to 2013
* 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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= News & Updates =
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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.
* As of December 2016 the Omni Commons now works to own the building!
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== Volunteers Needed ==
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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!

Latest revision as of 19:13, 5 March 2021

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 works to own 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!