To those who have organized or attended concerts, art nights, meetings, panels, discussions, dinners, workshops and classes at the Free Space,
To those who have checked out library books, played pool, had political discussions, used the computer, listened to music, plotted resistance, played with toys, watched movies or just hung out,
You are invited to the Minnehaha Free Space Open Forum!
The Minnehaha Free Space, run by the Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space collective, has been open for almost a year at our location on 35th and Minnehaha. This past year has been a time of learning, growth, building, successes, mistakes, making connections and much more. The MARS collective and volunteers have often had discussions about the direction of the space, what goes on inside, and what the future could hold. But we realize that we are not the ones who make up the living breathing creature that is the Free Space. The Free Space is made up of every person who walks in our door, and so at this juncture we are coming to you (yes you!) to help us decide how to move forward with this project. We will be having a moderated open discussion.
We will be having TWO open forum dates so that people with differing schedules can attend:
Saturday, April 21st from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at the Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Ave S.
Some potential topics of the discussion include:
What have been the experiences at the Free Space you have most valued?
What do you wish you would see more?
What has made you not want to come to the space or feel uncomfortable or unwelcome?
Our lease is ending at the end of June, should we renew at our current location? Move to a new one? Squat? Blast off in a spaceship to Mars?
Do you think that the organization of the space is transparent and accessible?
How do you feel MFS does or doesn’t promote the resistance, revolution or transformation that you are fighting for?
Hope to see you there!
The MARS collective