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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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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rocket Stoves Workshop

This is part of a series of upcoming workshops that will focus on fostering and building resiliency in our personal and social lives.

Rocket Stoves are a relatively easy to make alternative tool for cooking with a low, or no, cost design that is also portable (depending on the kind you make). They come in handy for people who do not have access to, or seek to reduce dependency on, conventional kitchen appliances. At the end of this workshop, each person will go home with the tools and knowledge to cook a meal, or simply boil water, with out being reliant on our modern energy infrastructure.

All supplies will be provided, please bring tin snips if you have a pair!

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Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

20 hour street medic training (free!)

Protest Street Medic Training
No prior training or experience required!

Friday, October 12 from 6p-10pm, October 13 and 14 from 10am-6pm

To attend this training, you must fill out the google form below. If you are having trouble opening or using it, or have any questions at all, feel free to message us!

https://goo.gl/forms/y44Bekz4wWknxzaJ2

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Rebellious Mourning" Book Tour with author Cindy Milstein

"This intimate, moving, and timely collection of essays points the way to a world in which the burden of grief is shared, and pain is reconfigured into a powerful force for social change and collective healing.”—Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform

“A primary message here is that from tears comes the resolve for the struggle ahead.”—Ron Jacobs, author of Daydream Sunset

“Rebellious Mourning uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance.”—Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity. With contributions from Claudia Rankine, Sarah Schulman, David Wojnarowicz, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, David Gilbert, and thirty-two others. Also includes a 32-page color insert featuring artists like Jet Chalk, Oree Originol, Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza, and more.

Cindy Milstein is the author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations, co-author of Paths toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism, and editor of the anthology Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism

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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

FREE SCHOOL: Intro to Guitar Equipment Workshop: Let's Spice It Up!

Looking to add some new flavors to your playing? Maybe you're just trying get started cooking with guitar and don't know where to begin? Maybe you're experienced and just wanna share some ideas as well as hear perspectives that differ from your own?

Whatever your motivation come on down to Rancho Unicorno where we'll be covering the basics for the equipment you need to make music with guitar! We'll cover terminology, the differences in types of amps and guitars, types of effects, differentiation in setups, and anything else you might wanna know about cookin' up a spicy tone!

This class will be geared towards beginners and prepared to the best of my ability such that even if you know nothing going in you can come out knowing at least enough to understand the language and set you on your way! Plenty of live examples will be given to help you understand and you'll be given a chance to turn some knobs and pluck some strings yourself if you'd like!

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Apr
16
6:15 PM18:15

Knots and Tarpology

  • First Congregation Church *(corner of park and michigan in the back lounge) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Join us to learn how to rig a tarp for a variety of reasons- everything from sleeping out over night to hosting a group of people outdoors! An alternative to expensive canopies that break when you fold them up! We will begin by learning a few basic knots and then moving out into the park to tie up some tarps. 

If you would like to get a head start on the knots: Clove Hitch, Taught Line Hitch, and Bowline Hitch

These knots are also useful in many other situations such as securing things to roof racks, bike racks, etc...

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Apr
14
4:00 PM16:00

DIT FREE SCHOOL: Accountability Online & IRL

In this discussion, we hope to define the terms "accountability," "call out / call in," "white fragility," "distancing," and "disposability" as they relate to our fight for social justice, discuss effective tactics for calling out & calling in our peers, and discuss how to react when you've been called out or called in.

There will be vegan & gluten free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!! This is a substance-free event.

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Tour: Presentation - Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness

MAIM (Mutual Aid In Michigan) will be hosting the MADRelief Tour!!
https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/events/

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY
Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, and Maria we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.

Join Us as MAIM hosts the MADR TOUR!

Two EVENTS:
Presentation:
Friday, April 13th - 6pm - "Profiteers & Predators: Creating & Capitalizing on Climate Crisis"

Workshop:
Saturday, April 14th at 12 noon - Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Tour: Presentation - "Profiteers & Predators: Creating & Capitalizing on Climate Crisis"

MADRelief Tour!!
https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/events/

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action.

SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY
Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, and Maria we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.

Join Us as MAIM hosts the MADR TOUR!

Two EVENTS:
Presentation:
Friday, April 13th - 6pm - "Profiteers & Predators: Creating & Capitalizing on Climate Crisis"

Workshop:
Saturday, April 14th at 12 noon - Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness

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Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

DIT Freeschool: DIY Merch

Learn how to create merch for your music/art project. BC nothing says P U N K more than a jacket full of hand crafted buttons.

HIGHLIGHTS: screen printing and button making

Supplies will be provided for you to make your own button but feel free to bring your own supplies (paper, photos, markers, glitter, etc). THIS IS DIY !

This is a substance-free event. Don't be a jerk.

DIT Free School is a program put together by members of DIT Kalamazoo. Our mission is to teach, learn, question, and build community through the sharing and love of learning. If you're interested in organizing an event, sharing your skills with others, hosting a discussion, or learning something new, join the DIT FREE SCHOOL group or PM one of its members to get involved.

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Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

DIT Free School: Zine Workshop

A workshop to show/teach yall how to make zines (in multiple ways) and some of the history behind these great inventions! This is a FREE event but we are asking that if you have any extra materials lying around (i.e paper, magazines, markers, pens etc) that you could bring, them.

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