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Essays from the Incarcerated- Reflections on mass incarceration, Covid-19, and rebellion against police brutality

A collection of writings from those behind bars:

  • Using Protests As Arenas For Dialogue For The Emergence of Critical Consciousness – by Lacino Hamilton
  • We Can’t Breathe: On the Lynching of George Floyd – By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson
  • As I Wake Up – By Stacey Dyer
  • Drawings – Peter “Pitt” Mukuria

Click here to download the PDF

Resuming Public Gatherings!

We’re going to be resuming NAC Public Gatherings starting in August!

The next one will be August 16th 5-7pm @ https://meet.jit.si/nacpublic (Use Chrome for best results)

This will be an opportunity for new people to learn about NAC and a time for existing people to connect and socialize.

We hope to see you there!

Anonymous action report

If anyone involved in the actions last night would like to share their perspective we have set up an anonymous form for direct action reports. You can share your thoughts anonymously and we can publish them.
The voices of those involved in controversial events and their reasons for action are often lost in the discussion because they cannot share them without repercussions. We want to hear from you.
https://neighborhoodanarchists.org/action-report

This is a new thing for us. Feedback on this idea and form are welcome.

No April Public Gathering

Unfortunately we will not be hosting a public gathering for new people to learn about NAC this month. If you’re interested in getting involved with NAC please contact us and we can do a video call for an orientation. Contact us here

Week of Activities for May Day 2019!

Week of Activities for May Day 2019!

May Day, or International Workers Day, is an important time of year for Anarchists. It’s the commemoration of the State’s execution of the four Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs and is a day of world wide worker solidarity. For more information please read the IWW’s great explanation of the history and significance of May Day.

This year we are participating in or organizing a number of events this May Day week:

Sunday April 28th – Fight Dystopia, Demand Utopia! 4-6pm @ Growers Market
Tuesday April 30th – Solidarity Share Fair 3-6:30pm @ First United Methodist Church
Wednesday May 1st – ESSN May Day Picnic 3-7pm @ Downtown Park Blocks
Wednesday May 1st – IWW/NAC Potluck and Movie Night 6:30-9:30 @ McNail-Riley House
Thursday May 2nd – NAC tabling at the UO Zine Fest
Saturday May 4th – Start of Storytelling Workshop series 6-8pm @ Growers Market

Please join us!

Accessibility Survey

We want to make sure involvement in NAC is as accessible as possible so we’ve made a survey to collect feedback. Please take a minute to let us know how you experience NAC, how we’re doing on accessibility, and where we could improve.

We want to hear from everyone! Whether you’re really involved don’t attend many meetings (especially if you don’t attend meetings). 

https://neighborhoodanarchists.org/accessibility-survey

We’ve already reviewed the first round of results but we’d still love to receive any feedback!

Thank you for any and all honest feedback! <3

NAC Kickoff and Initial Projects

Pssst… Did you know there is a new anarchist collective in Eugene/Springfield?!

The Neighborhood Anarchist Collective (NAC) strives to grow the anarchist movement through strategic direct action and by providing a welcoming environment for education and participation. We organize locally to help build a society where neighbors support each other to meet basic needs, individuals are free to follow their passions, and empowered communities collectively shape the future.

After a few months of writing documentation and laying a solid foundation, NAC kicked things off by inviting comrades to a potluck where we introduced the structure of the collective and brainstormed about the projects we want to work on together.

There is quite a bit of nuance to the structure and you can read the full document to explore them in depth. Check out the principles of the collective to understand more about what we stand for and why.

The types projects the collective prioritizes:

  1. Serve and educate the community
  2. Give people a sense of their own power; and,
  3. Shift power from government and corporations to people and communities.

Using a fun brainstorming process, we each thought about the projects that we felt would achieve these ends. We then grouped similar projects together until there were a few clear categories of project ideas, and ended with the top three categories as our initial ‘secondary’ projects:

  • Resources sharing – Distributed tool and resource sharing project.
  • Monthly community gathering – with food, entertainment, free stores, skill shares, and education.
  • Transportation safety – such as improving bike lanes.

NAC is designed to be a collective of projects and action. There can be as many active projects as there are groups of people excited to be working on them! Do you want to help work toward any of these projects? Or, do you have an idea for a project that would benefit your community? Join us for one of our General Gatherings at Grower’s Market on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 630-8pm and bring with you your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your desire to affect your community!

NOTE: OUR FIRST GENERAL GATHERING WILL BE ON THE FOURTH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.

 

Welcome!

Welcome! Thanks for you interest in the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective!

The site is still in development and we’re continuing to add detail and content. The Explore Anarchism and Empowered Self-Education pages are the most developed so far so definitely check those out!

Check back soon to see what we’ve chosen as the first project!