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Announcement :: Media
Lucy Parsons Center: October & November events
24 Oct 2006
All LPC events are free and open to the public (though donations are greatly
appreciated). If you have any questions, call us at (617) 267-6272. For info about who
we are, how to host an event, how to become a collective member or how to get to the LPC,
please read the end of this email. ~

New Slingshot Organizers
The new Slingshots are here! The small ones are $6 and the larger spiral-bound ones are
$10, available in many fine colors.

You Can Now Make Donations To The LPC Online!
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. Even donating the change from your purchase helps us to survive.
To make a donation (one time or monthly):
or pick up a Monthly Supporter brochure the next time you are in the store.

Celebrate People's History Posters
We have received a new shipment of Celebrate People's History Posters. You can find out
more information about these posters at . These posters look
great, and at $3 a poster, they're very affordable.

(read below for more details)

1) Doohickey Reproductive Health Event
--> Sun Oct 29, 3pm

2) Radical Urban Sustainability Training
--> Tue Nov 14, 7pm

3) ongoing events

~ All LPC events are free and open to the public (though donations are greatly
appreciated). If you have any questions, call us at (617) 267-6272. For info about who
we are, how to host an event, how to become a collective member or how to get to the LPC,
please read the end of this email. ~


Doohickey Reproductive Health Event
(Sun Oct 29, 3pm)

The Doohickey Project Will Present An Evening of Abortion Options, Reproductive Freedom,
and Sexual Health.

All Genders Welcome.

The Doohickey Project, on a nationwide tour, is a group with a focus on reproductive
health, abortion access, and options. This evening will include a playful workshop about
anatomy, physiology, and look at abortion options. Doohickey will present an amazing
puppet show that links abortion struggles to all other struggles, including battles for
racial justice and gender liberation. Workshops on reproductive parts and function then
set the groundwork for understanding conception, menstrual cycles, and fertility. The
abortion options workshop is a look at how clinical abortion is threatened and
inaccessible to many and will provide an overview of what choices we have. Want to learn
about herbs and other options? Want to start a local DIY health collective? Want to get to
know your own body better? Come join in this important discussion. Let's work together for
reproductive justice.

Disclaimer: This will not be a forum for discussing the ethics of abortion. This will be a
safer space for people of color, transgendered people, and those that have had abortions.
If you compromise their or others' safety and comfort, you will be asked to leave.
Doohickey and LPC are not experts on these topics, just passionate about them. We believe
that sharing information and supporting each other is an empowering way to grow and

Radical Urban Sustainability Training
(Tue Nov 14, 7pm)

Radical Sustainability For Autonomous Communities

A crash course in urban ecological survival skills:

Exploring the cross section of permaculture and social activism.

Scott Kellogg of the Rhizome Collective in Austin,Texas will give a presentation on the
organization's history, plus explanations of low-tech, low cost food, water, energy and
waste systems.

* Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment
* Low Tech Bioremediation (plus report on bioremediation efforts in post Katrina New
* Aquaculture: fish, plants, algae, ponds
* Rainwater Harvesting
* Passive solar, DIY bicycle windmills
* Floating Trash Bottle Islands
* Veggie Biofuels and Methane Digesters
* Microlivestock
* Natural Building in the City
* Sustainability and Gentrification
* Brownfields and Urban Land Struggles

Scott Kellogg is a co-founder and current member of the Rhizome Collective, an urban
sustainability educational center based in Austin, Texas. He is an experienced
permaculture teacher, activist, writer, and former circus nomad.

There are several ongoing events hosted at the Lucy Parsons Center:

Radical Film Night
every Wednesday, 7pm
upcoming: October 25th; November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Industrial Workers Of The World meeting
second Sunday of each month, 2pm
upcoming: November 12th

Animal Defense League meeting
every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7pm
upcoming: November 13th and 27th

BAAM meeting
first Tuesday of each month, 7pm
upcoming: November 7th

Please see the calendar at our web site for descriptions:


+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: (617) 267-6272
Email: lucyparsons (at)

+++ 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 every day.

+++ 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)

+++ 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) 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!

We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons
Center continues to grow and be an important
resource for the community. Please consider
becoming a monthly supporter with a regular
monthly donation of whatever you are able.
Don't forget we have 501(c)3 status, so all
donations to the LPC are tax deductable (meaning
less money for the government!). Please call the
store or email donations (at) if you
interested in making a donation. And if you don't
have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change
of your purchase can make a difference.


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