[act-ma] FW: [sdpdiscuss] [Lucy Parsons] The Lucy Parsons Center has moved to Jamaica Plain

Kevin Heaton kevwsc at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 30 16:03:02 PDT 2011



 

> From: amyh at texnology.com
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> Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 17:51:27 -0400
> Subject: [sdpdiscuss] [Lucy Parsons] The Lucy Parsons Center has moved to Jamaica Plain
> 
> Cool!!
> 
> > Dear supporters of the Lucy Parsons Center,
> >
> > Some of you may have noticed that the Lucy Parsons Center has moved! We 
> > have
> > moved from our old location at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End to our 
> > new
> > location at 358A Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. We were able to purchase 
> > the
> > new space with money from our dedicated building fund. Not having to pay 
> > rent
> > puts us on a viable financial footing for the first time in many years.
> >
> > At our new location, we are still unpacking boxes and generally getting 
> > the
> > store into a condition where it’s ready to open to the public. We are also 
> > in
> > the process of meeting some community social justice groups in Jamaica 
> > Plain to
> > initiate a conversation about how LPC can be a positive presence in our 
> > new
> > neighborhood, particularly with regard to the ongoing gentrification of 
> > Jamaica
> > Plain. As a collective, we have decided that we don’t want to open the 
> > store
> > until we have some meaningful conversations with community groups and 
> > residents
> > and business owners who live near the new LPC location, and until we host 
> > a
> > public forum for people to share ideas for and concerns about the new LPC
> > location in JP. We have yet to schedule this forum, but we will be sure to 
> > let
> > you know when we do, as we would love for you to attend!
> >
> > Right now, it is difficult for us to say when we will open, but probably
> > sometime in the next few months. As most of you are probably aware, we’re 
> > an
> > all-volunteer collective so it takes us a little while to get stuff done!
> > We’ll be sure, however, to keep you posted on our progress.
> >
> > Talk to you soon!
> > The Lucy Parsons Center Collective
> >
> >
> > **************************************************
> > ABOUT LPC
> > **************************************************
> >
> > +++ Where are we?
> >
> > Lucy Parsons Center
> > 549 Columbus Avenue
> > Boston's South End
> > Telephone: (617) 267-6272
> > Email: lucyparsons at tao.ca
> > web: http://lucyparsons.org/
> >
> > +++ What are we?
> >
> > The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run
> > radical bookstore features an extensive selection
> > of radical books and magazines, internet access,
> > space for talks and meetings, and free movies
> > Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue
> > in the South End the store is just down from Mass
> > Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and
> > Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store
> > hours 12-9pm weekdays and 1-7 on weekends.
> >
> > +++ Volunteer
> >
> > Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your
> > labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers
> > contribute to all aspects of running the store and
> > can take part in all decisions in how it's run.
> > If you know anything about grant writing, web
> > design, or any other skills you think would be
> > useful, or if you just want to be part of this
> > great radical project, please email us at
> > volunteer at lucyparsons.org
> >
> > +++ Use our space for radical stuff
> >
> > One of the most important apects of the Lucy
> > Parsons Center is providing a community meeting
> > place for radical activities. If you want to host
> > an event, please send an email to us at
> > events at lucyparsons.org. Make sure to give enough
> > notice so that we can approve the event at our
> > bimonthly meetings.
> >
> > If you have a group that needs a space to have
> > regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and
> > fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to
> > allow time for approval by the collective.
> >
> > +++ Donate MONEY!
> >
> > Although we are proud to demonstrate that an
> > all volunteer collective can survive in capitalist
> > United States, we can certainly use your help.
> > The majority of our income comes from book
> > sales and most of that goes straight to pay our
> > landlord and bills. Without support from our
> > community, we could not continue to function.
> >
> > A regular monthly or annual donation makes a
> > real difference to us and enables us to improve
> > the center and its offerings.
> >
> > Please consider becoming a monthly supporter with
> > a regular monthly donation of whatever you are able.
> > Even $5 a month makes a big difference. And don't
> > forget we have 501(c)3 status, so all donations to the
> > LPC are tax deductible.
> >
> > You can donate online through Network For Good:
> > https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=043159201
> >
> > Whatever you can give helps us to keep fighting even
> > donating the change of your purchase can make a
> > difference.
> >
> >
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> >
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> >
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
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