Radical community spaces

Note: for unknown reasons, our computer is not allowing us to include apostrophes in text on the website, so we have replaced all apostrophes with a *. Sorry for the inconvenience:

Here*s some community spaces we*ve learned about since we published the 2012 organizer, plus some more corrections. Thanks to everyone who sent us info, plus all the volunteers keeping these spaces afloat. You can check Slingshot*s on-line contact list for more updates: slingshot.tao.ca.

Humboldt Grassroots Infoshop – Eureka, CA

They have a lending library & zines and host movie nights, Spanish night, workshops and discussions. Open M-F various hours. 47B West Third St. Eureka, CA [Mailing address PO Box 196, Eureka, CA 95501] humboldtgrassroots@riseup.net

Gya Community Gallery – St. Louis

A gallery dedicated to women*s art and topics surrounding women*s issues including family, youth, and community. They host exhibitions and events. 2700 Locust Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103 yeyoarts.org 314 374-3282

Rota Gallery and Studio – Plattsburgh, NY

A co-op art gallery, all-ages venue & community space that hosts events. 19 Clinton St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518-314-9872

The Smell – Los Angeles, CA

An all-ages, volunteer-run venue. 247 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center – San Antonio, TX

A huge 9500 square foot building that hosts art shows, speakers, meetings, and performance. They*re working to create a library, computer center, bookstore, coffee shop and shared office space. 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, 210-228-0201

Bakersfield zine library – Bakersfield, CA

Zines and also a diy show venue in the garage called the Killer Clam. 137 Donna Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Casa de Luz – Austin, TX

A macrobiotic, vegan restaurant / educational community center. 1701 Toomey Rd. Austin, TX 78704 (512) 476-2535

P&L Press Infoshop – Denver, CO

That have books, zines and materials for sale and host events. They are in the same building as Denver Health Collective, Bread and Roses (IWW), Colorado Street Medics, Denver Anarchist Black Cross, etc. 2727 27th Ave., Denver, CO 80211.

Visible Voice Books – Cleveland, OH

An independent new and used bookshop with a free meeting/performance space that hosts community events. They also have a wine bar and garden courtyard. 1023 Kenilworth Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 216-701-0809, visiblevoicebooks.com

UniTEA House – Durango, CO

They offer free community space for meetings, shows, workshops, etc. They serve wild-crafted herb teas and locally made snacks on a donation basis. They have a free library, infoshop, free box and wi-fi. 666 College Drive Durango CO 81301, 970-239-1498

Groundswell Collective – Knoxville

A community space featuring events. 1512 Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919

Tri-Cooperatives – Davis, CA

Three student coop houses located on campus that feature organic gardens and communal living. Near Regan Hall Circle, Davis, CA.

Ordinary Spokes Community Bike Shop – St. John*s, Newfoundland, Canada

A collectively-run, volunteer-operated DIY bike shop that refurbishes used bikes, provides shop space and bike tools, teaches bicycle mechanics and promotes cycling. They host events and provide social space in their new commercial space. 576A Water Street, St. John*s, NL, A1E 1B8, Canada, ordinaryspokes.org

Changes to the 2012 Slingshot Organizer

• The Black Cherry in Toledo, OH is closed.

• The Radish in Springfield, MO no longer exists.

• We printed the wrong phone number and a mis-leading name for what should be called the DeCleyre Housing Cooperative. The right number is (901)-746-8126.

• The BRYCC House in Louisville, KY (Building Resources Yielding Cultural Change) lost their building to foreclosure — they owned it for 7 years with a big mortgage. They are now at 825 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 502-383-1177 www.brycchouse.com

• The Furnace in Albany NY has a website: albanyfurnace.org.

• We got an email that the we should take the Sky Dragon Centre in Hamilton, Canada off the list because it is now a yuppie café that no longer hosts radical events and is hostile to radicals. Let us know if you agree or disagree.