PARC Anniversary, $400 needed for Rent!
Greetings from the busiest space I know, PARC. So busy that we didn’t send anything out, much less throw an anniversary party for our 5 YEAR HERE ANNIVERSARY! As of June 26th , we’ve been in our current location at the library end of 3rd Street for 5 years.
I remember… four of us (women) first opening the door, burning sage in every corner, setting up a ceramic water holder, and hanging a special hand-tied bundle of dried leaves- setting up the space to be welcoming and healthy for everyone who would enter, a creative and comfortable place in which to cultivate community in rebellion.
We have our ups and downs here. Attempting creative, empowering, and caring ways to resist, survive, and transform through the myriad problems spawned by colonialism, neo-liberalism, sexism, capitalism… disconnection.
With help from many of you (and some who don’t use email at all!), PARC stays open about 12 hours a day, 9:30am-9:30pm. THANK YOU!! People have come to know that they can use our dishes and cooking utensils for events, call or come by to document and strategize when police or landlords have violated or are violating their rights, plan for or attend workshops and trainings, use the phone or computer, create and copy fliers and informational handbills, get help with rescuing animals, publicize “radical” events, organize encampments and protest actions, pick up various independent newspapers and reading materials, get something to eat, acquire clean warm clothes, network to find who or what they need, pick up shampoo or blankets or a toothbrush, get involved in liberatory projects, or simply… relax.
It’s not always easy to keep toilet paper stocked in the bathroom, computers working, rain from mucking up the place, everyone in dry warm clothes, phone bills paid, and ink in the copiers. Even utilizing 12 hours a day, it’s difficult to respond and organize around the NEEDS and STRUGGLES that have been created and perpetuated by a deliberate break down of community. But, we continue on… What else can we do?!
Please donate what you can:
PARC bills include $750 monthly rent; gas/electricity about $60- $70; two phone bills for $25 and $55 a month.
To donate to PARC online, click here:
(Please also “like” and “share” our donation page on your Facebook)
Other ways to donate to PARC:
Come by and drop off donations (or call & we’ll come to you!) 707-442-7465
Address Money Orders to Kimberly Starr
Address Checks to James Decker
and/or mail any of the above to:
P.O. Box 5692
Eureka, CA 95502