The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston’s only collectively-run autonomous infoshop/bookstore was hit with disaster on Saturday, June 13th. An extraordinary amount of rain hit the Boston area over that weekend, and flooded our basement with over a foot of water.
The center was relocated to this temporary space in Davis Square after having been evicted from our former location in Central Square just over a month ago. With plans to move to a permanent storefront within the next month or so, our morale has been crushed as about 2/3 of our stock was stored in the basement. We have no estimate of the damage done at this point, but we have absolutely no insurance that will cover the loss.
Already suffering from very low sales and participation due to our low visibility location, our funds have been depleting quickly and we are not sure how we will afford the higher rent of a new location. We are setting forth a plea for any fundraising help that anyone can give us. Never in our 30 year existence have we dealt with such a blow. Please extend your solidarity in helping us to ensure that the Lucy Parsons center continues to exist.
Lucy Parsons Center
259A Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144