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Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Abort Mission: A Fundraiser Fest for Reproductive Rights

On Saturday, September 21st the Invisible College will be hosting a day long music festival over at our radical domicile. In the wake of state legislatures all over the country passing draconian laws to control women's bodies, amazing bands from around the region will help us stand in solidarity and provide mutual aid to those living under these anti-women regimes. Featuring performances from:

MAGGIE MAY (Folk-Punk From Grand Rapids)
https://www.facebook.com/maggiemay347/

LUCIUS FOX (Prog Metal From Kalamazoo)
https://www.facebook.com/luciusfoxrock/

THE KRELBOYNES (Indie Rock From Kalamazoo)
https://www.facebook.com/TH3Krelboynes/

TEAM TWO (Math Rock From Kalamazoo)
https://www.facebook.com/teamtwotheband/

DUE DITHER (Noise Punk From Battle Creek)
https://www.facebook.com/duedither/

YOUNG STRANGERS (Indie Rock From Illinois)
https://www.facebook.com/youngstrangersmusic/

SUPER TAN (Indie Rock From Battle Creek)
https://www.facebook.com/supertanband/

Music will start at 4PM. If you are a local grassroots organization, artist, or community member with educational materials or DIY products to sell let us know! We will have tabling space available for the event.

As always, please respect the house. Please donate generously, proceeds will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds. (more info on them below)

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MISSION

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

VISION

We envision a world where every reproductive decision, including abortion, takes place in thriving communities that are safe, peaceful, and affordable. We envision a world where all people have the power and resources to care for and affirm their bodies, identities, and health for themselves and their families—in all areas of their lives. As we shift the conversation about abortion, it will become a real option, accessible without shame or judgment.

VALUES

Intersectionality
NNAF recognizes the connections between systems of oppression. A comprehensive vision of justice for our communities must involve working towards economic, racial, gender, and reproductive justice.

Autonomy
Every person has the non-negotiable human right to determine whether, when, and how to create family. People deserve unrestricted access to the rights, information, and resources to care for themselves and their families.

Collective Power
NNAF is determined to build a base of shared power from the ground while standing alongside other movements in solidarity. People who are most directly and disproportionately impacted by structural barriers are the best architects of solutions that center their voices, experiences, and leadership.

Compassion
NNAF advocates for a reduction of shame and an increase in compassion for people as they navigate life. Reproductive coercion, burdens, and barriers to reproductive healthcare are all forms of violence.

https://abortionfunds.org/

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Narcan Training + Fundraiser Show w/ Nekomata | Quantum Fleek | Ari Staiger

On March 2nd we will be having a FREE Narcan Training at the Invisible College facilitated by the COPE Network. We will be discussing the Opioid crisis and the medical science behind addiction, and participants will be taught how to use Narcan to potentially save someone's life who is experiencing an overdose.

Free Narcan will be available to participants.

After the training we will have several bands come and play at the house and will be raising funds for the COPE Network.

Bands include:

~~~ARI STAIGER
~~~~ Folk-Punk

~~~QUANTUM FLEEK
~~~~ Improvisational Jam/ Fusion Rock 

~~~NEKOMATA
~~~~ Slow, Doomy Metal

MORE TBA

Narcan Training begins at 7PM, with music beginning around 9PM.

If you are planning on attending the Narcan Training and want the FREE NARCAN KIT please mark GOING so we can provide the Cope Network with an accurate estimate of how much to bring.

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

NO MORE WAR: Maggie May | Chit Holdems | Sista Mista

This is our 2nd annual fundraiser for IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR. Please bring money to donate; it goes to support the actions of activist veterans in telling their stories, engaging in anti-war protests, and supporting social justice causes all over the country.

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Why, after sixteen years, do our soldiers continue serving in Afghanistan and Iraq with no end in sight?

Why do our representatives in congress and the senate continue to approve unilateral war making powers to the executive branch?

Why, when our military expenses are over half of our national budget, and our military budget is larger than the next ten countries combined (by a large margin), do our representatives continue to increase it?

Why, in a country that always claims to support their troops, are our veterans far too often left without the resources they need after serving in our nation's wars?

Why are we so quick as citizens to claim support for our veterans, but often let their stories, voices, and conviction fall on deaf ears?

Where is the voice for peace, both in congress and in the streets, to protect veterans, future veterans, and the civilians caught in the crossfire in unnecessary wars?

Join us as we speak to these issues and present some incredible talent from the SW Michigan community, including:

MAGGIE MAY (Folk-Punk)
https://www.facebook.com/maggiemay347/

CHIT HOLDEMS (Anti-Fascist Country)
https://www.facebook.com/BarnyardAnarchism/

SISTA MISTA (Sci-Fi Political Hip-Hop)
https://www.facebook.com/Sista-Mista-174406959298490/

SHOW STARTS at 6:30PM down at the
INVISIBLE COLLEGE

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May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Radical Poetry Nite w/ Maggie May | Ed Genesis | John Withee + more

Join us on May 27th for an evening of poetry and acoustic performances from local artists and activists speaking truth to power and engaging in some radical dialectic. Featured artists include:

MAGGIE MAY (from GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
An anti-fascist musician who knocks Nazis dead with her politically charged ukulele tunes. (Also, please donate or buy some of her awesome merch).

ED GENESIS
A local poet and rapper who organizes here in the community to spread awareness (and dismantle) the school to prison pipeline.

JOHN WITHEE
A long time area radical and poet, John will be springing through to offer his brand of anti-establishment insights.

HOSTED BY (and with occasional lyrical interruptions from) ANDY ARGO

We have more feature poets to be announced, and we will also be making time for an OPEN MIC. If you have a poem or two, or would simply like to jump on the soapbox and give a passionate polemic of the status quo, please feel free to sign up. If you are interested in reading (roughly 5 minute slots, but don't feel compelled to stretch yourself) please post on this event page below. 

We will also be collecting donations for the BOILING POINT. The Boiling Point is a house on the north-east side of downtown that intends to provide a space for various radically minded political groups and community organizations in Kalamazoo to hold meetings, workshops, and provide services to the community.

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rock For Your Rights! featuring: Mike Anyonga | Sunflower Maze | Vishaps | Quantum Fleek

Doors: 7:00
Show: 8:00
21+
$5 suggested donation
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Rock For Your Rights is a fundraising / community outreach event set to take place at Shakespeares Lower Level on Friday, January 19. The event will feature several local music acts and is also meant to bring progressive activists from different causes together, and give each group a chance to reach out to the public. 
All proceeds go to:
The Michigan and Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Justice For Our Neighbors

Sponsored by Kalamazoo Non Violent Opponents of War
Co-sponsors: 
Project X
Justice For Our Neighbors
Students for a Sustainable Earth
The Michigan and Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Read and Write Kalamazoo

Collaborators:
Western Michigan University Office for Sustainability
 

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

WIDRAMA: 4 Guys 3 Beards | Nothing New | 2070

This event is taking donations to support the Refugee Outreach of Kalamazoo (ROK) they are "a grassroots, student-based organization with a mission to connect our community with the global migrant disaster to the benefit of those who have experienced displacement. Through education, building relationships, and fundraising we aim to bridge the gap between displaced populations and receiving communities." So you can come watch some poppin' bands, get a beer, and make a donation to a wonderful cause.

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