Archive for March 2010

Upcoming Events: Wednesday

March 29, 2010

Guerilla Gardening!

Meet at Lowercase, wednesday at noon for lunch, and then we’ll head over to the location shortly thereafter. We’ve received an abundance of seeds, and wood for making beds, so we can use all the hands we can get.

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Voku Tonight

March 28, 2010

Just a reminder.

2307 N Springfield Avenue

8PM

We are having samoza quesadillas, french fries, and kool aid.

Hope to see you there!

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March 23, 2010

Just a reminder, to sign up for our twitter text the following:  FOLLOW lowercasealerts to 40404.

Friday, March 26th 9pm: BBU Show!

March 21, 2010

BRINGIN’ DOWN THE HOUSE

A REVOLUTIONARY DANCE/JUKE BENIFIT FOR THE LOWERCASE COLLECTIVE’S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

FEAT. Chicagos own BBU
(BinladenBlowinUP)

www.foccp.com

Friday, March 26th at 2307 N. Springfield
(near the intersection of Fullerton and Pulaski in Logan Square)

$5 at the door

$1 pbrs and mango italian ice

Dancing starts at 9pm!

Lowercase Calendar

March 18, 2010

The Calendar is here! Check the sidebar on the right. It will be updated regularly as we add more events.

House Banners

March 18, 2010

Solidarity Callout

March 18, 2010

Update:  To view the callout in French check it out here. Thanks to our comrades at eskarbille for the translation.

A few weeks ago we posted a call-out asking for support in lieu of our pending eviction. After receiving many questions concerning logistics and the space itself, we have decided to issue the lowercase call-out part II to clear up any confusion.

As many of you now know, the state is planning to evict the lowercase collective squat in approximately three weeks. The foreclosure and eviction of our home is one of many in this neighborhood and many other neighborhoods. Our resistance is a response to not only the attack on our home, but also to the attack on all people facing eviction as well as the system from which evictions are born.

During the weeks that precede our eviction, we are asking for the help of our friends and the greater radical community. Mutual aid, folks! These are the things we need right now:

-wood + nails
-bricks
-paints
-headlamps
-extension cords
-electricians
-batteries
-sheets (fabric)
-canned food
-storage bins
-ladders
-ornaments (bulb kind)
-muralists & artists
-self-defense classes
-ropes
-netting
-pulleys
-generators
-large amounts of water
-welders
-medic training
-lightbulbs
-mothballs
-trash bags
-medical supplies & straight-edge (alcohol-free) tinctures
-lawyer contacts
-candles & rewindable flash lights
-propane tanks
-propane stoves
-indoor plants, dirt & seeds
-money
-several 10 gallon buckets
-dental floss

Aside from these material needs, we need a physical presence in this space. This will be crucial as the eviction date gets closer. We want to be clear: this is our home and we have policies in place that allow us to maintain our collective as a safe space. They are as follows:

Oppressive behavior: Any language or action perceived to be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise oppressive will not be tolerated.

Consent: Our consent policy states that if you have ever been accused of assault, you are not welcome to stay here. Other than that, anything other than an explicit “yes” means no. “I’m not sure” means no. Silence means no. This applies not only to sex, but also touching, entering someone’s room, etc.

Drugs: Don’t bring them into the space. We don’t want to give the cops a reason to come in.

Vouching: someone who lives at lowercase or someone who is a close friend of ours must be able to vouch for you if you intend to stay here. This is not to exclude folks that want to help out, but we need to know we can trust the people we allow into our house.

Our house is comprised of mostly people of color, and if that makes you uncomfortable you can fuck off.

Alright then! So now you want to stop by- what next? Give us a call, email us, send us a message on facebook/myspace/twitter, whatever. But contact us first! We are sitting by our computers and our phones waiting to hear from you.

Contact us at:
lowercasecollective (at) riseup.net
friends of the lowercase collective facebook group

the landline

phone or any collective members’ cell phone

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