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Queer Movie Night

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You are cordially invited to Common Root’s premier Queer Movie Night series, as we present ‘Lawrence Anyways.’ Join us on Saturday, July 26th at 7 PM. Chair seating will be provided, nevertheless, you are always more than welcome to bring all the pillows, friends, and snacks you want!

As always, this event is free and open to the public. We can’t wait to see you there!


Free Saturday Highlights

We had a great turn-out at Free Saturday this weekend!
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun. We hope that everyone found a little treasure to take home or got a chance to clear out some of their clutter.

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We’ll be holding the next Free Saturday at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets) on Saturday, August 9th from 2-3:30 PM.


ARAN Meeting & Vegan Potluck

Join us on Sunday, July 20th at 6 PM for Animal Rights Advocates of Nebraska’s (ARAN’s) bimonthly meeting and vegan potluck. Please bring a vegan dish to share — no animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, honey, butter, etc.).

Of course, you don’t have to be vegan to come, just interested in animal rights.


Community Support Circle

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Going through a rough time? Feeling like no one could possibly understand what you’re going through? Well, you might be surprised by the warmth and kindness of others just like you!

We’ll be meeting at Common Root on Sunday, July 20th at 10 AM.

The Common Root Community Support Circle was created to give folks a place to talk about what’s troubling them in safe environment where they will be listened to and supported on their journeys. Circles will be facilitated by a few Common Root folks and others are welcome to jump in with topics for discussion, ice-breakers, and encouragement. We’ll ask that any information shared within the Circle does not leave it and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We’d love to see you there. :-)


Free Saturday - July

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

Also consider bringing food & garden produce to share!

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

We’ll be holding this event on Saturday, July 19th from 2-3:30 PM near the shelter at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets).

FYI – 33rd Street is closed, so plan to enter Peter Pan Park form 31st and Vine or via the MoPac bike trail, if you’re walking or biking.


Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour

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Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour is about creativity, collaboration, and community. We hope to serve, especially, those small towns along our Boulder-to-Beloit route without an existing public library, and to build on the work of the Little Free Library movement, which aims to promote literacy and the love of reading for children and adults everywhere.”

Meet Maya Rachel Stein & Amy Tingle on Saturday, July 12th from 7-9 PM at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center!

Maya & Amy are bicycling 1,400 miles across the midwest, writing poems and building Little Free Libraries.

Join us for a presentation of their project & a celebration of their journey. This will also be an opportunity to have them write tandem poetry – give them one word, they’ll give you two poems!

As always, this event is free and open to the public.


Community Support Circle

Going through a rough time? Feeling like no one could possibly understand what you’re going through? Well, you might be surprised by the warmth and kindness of others just like you!

The Common Root Community Support Circle was created to give folks a place to talk about what’s troubling them in safe environment where they will be listened to and supported on their journeys. Circles will be facilitated by a few Common Root folks and others are welcome to jump in with topics for discussion, ice-breakers, and encouragement. We’ll ask that any information shared within the Circle does not leave it and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We’ll have our first Community Support Circle on Sunday, July 6 at 10:00 AM. The first task of our Circle will be to get to know one another and our stories a little bit better.
We’d love to see you there. :-)


No Meeting July 3rd

Please note, there will be no Common Root Collective Meeting on Thursday, July 3rd.

We will return to our regular, weekly meetings starting on Thursday, July 10th.


Pride Potluck

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Come one, come all to celebrate individuality and diversity. Bring drinks or a dish to share and have a potluck meal with friends in your community on Saturday, July 5th from 6-9 PM.

Please consider bringing your own plate, cup & silverware to the potluck as well. This event is free and open to the public.

Have a tight budget? Need ideas of what to bring? Check out the meals in this cookbook (free PDF download here):
http://www.leannebrown.ca/cookbooks

Each meal can be made for under $4. There are tons of healthy and delicious choices and we’d love to see these creations come to life! As always, this event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.


Radical Feminist Literature

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This group is about dialogue and seeks to “read” various feminist creative and philosophical genres: books, articles, films, graphic novels, art, etc.

Please join us for our first meeting on Sunday, June 29th at 1 PM at Common Root Mutual Aid Center.

With the desire to unify all women (including trans) and to examine the various agreements and disagreements throughout the feminist movement, we will jump right into this discussion with the RadFem movement, examining various contradictions and specifically exclusion of transpersons in this movement.

This group will explore patriarchal oppression and all women (including trans) who are impacted by patriarchy as well as poverty. We encourage everyone to join us and explore these questions.

In our first meeting, we will discuss what this means to each of us, what we hope to learn and achieve. Bring potential “readings” and ideas. Expect respectful but potentially difficult discussion and disagreement, as well as education and enrichment.


Crafting Skillshare / Repair Cafe

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Together with our Crafting Skillshare event, Common Root is hosting its first Lincoln Repair Cafe from 7:30 – 9 PM on Monday, June 23rd. Details on each of the activities are below:

Crafting Skillshare – Join us at Common Root to work on your crafty project of choice. Share your technique and/or your supplies, learn about other people’s projects or simply join in the merriment of being surrounded by locally crafted items and the creative folks who make them.

We’re going to have some greeting card supplies to share this month, so come by to learn techniques for crafting cards or bring supplies to share to help people create their own cards.

We’re also calling all artists and crafty folks to join in our artist trading card fundraiser.

Use the medium of your choice on a playing card. Collage, paint, fabric, beading, stitching, poetry, etc. Donate your card for a future First Friday event to raise money for Common Root.

You must use a playing card. We have plenty to share, and you can put your contact / studio information on the back to advertise your own work. This is a spin-off of artist trading cards. We are recycling incomplete decks of cards by using each card as our small canvas.

Deadline for returning completed cards to Common Root is September 10, 2014.
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Repair Cafe – It’s free! It’s practical! It’s fun!

Lincoln Repair Cafe is ready to mend clothing–FREE–at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center! Drop by with your mend-able items. We can mend or advise about mending clothing, stuffed toys, totes, backpacks, household linens, etc.


Free Saturday - June

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month! We’ll be holding this event near the shelter at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets) from 2-3:30 PM on June 21st.

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

Also consider bringing divided plants from your garden, seeds to share, food & produce.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

NEXT MONTH:
July’s Free Saturday will be on Saturday, July 19th . It will also be held in Peter Pan Park from 2-3:30 PM.


Radical Poetry Gathering

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Come read your own work, or writing that inspires you and listen to others perform.

All are welcome, novices and professionals alike. We’ll meet at Common Root at 7:30 PM on Sunday, June 15th.

We want your social commentary; the expression of your life experiences, struggles and triumphs. Bring your performance art, be it inspired, witty, heartbreaking, impassioned, queer, sensitive, alienated, loving, kind or enraged or just partake and support a local community space.


Edible Wilds Walk

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Back by popular demand – it’s time to identify the edible wild plants growing in our city! Dustin is going to take us out for a walking tour of edible plants in the neighborhoods & parks near Common Root. He’ll help us to identify as many wild edibles as possible.

If you enjoyed our Edible Wilds Walk last fall, be sure to join us for this walk. We will cover different plants that grow earlier in the season.

All interest levels are welcome. The more folks who can share their knowledge of edible wilds with the group, the more informed everyone will be. Bring your cameras and notebooks to record what we find for future reference.

Meetup at Common Root (3140 O Street, Suite 202) at 11 AM and wear comfortable shoes for the walk. We’ll start and end our walk at the Common Root space. This event is free and open to the public.


Open Hours!

Common Root is now holding Open Hours! Stop by during open hours to:
• Check out books from our lending library
• Post your events and interests in the space
• Get a copy of the Common Root Zine
• Check out other periodicals & publications
• Shop at the Common Root Store, filled
with locally crafted items and artwork
• Talk with a Common Root member
• Tour our new space
• Sign up for a membership

Open hours in June include:
• Sunday, June 1st from 10 AM-1 PM
• Every Wednesday from 2-6 PM
• Friday, June 6th from 6-9 PM
• Friday, June 20th from 6-9 PM
• Sunday, June 22nd from 10 AM-1 PM
• Friday, June 27th from 6-9 PM

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Photos from last weekend's events

We had a great turnout for Game Night on Friday! Here’s a photo of folks enjoying our first game of the evening.

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Also, check out the Great Blue Heron we saw on our Social Cycling adventure on Sunday:

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Social Cycling Event

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We’re going to meetup on Sunday, May 25th near the Peter Pan Park shelter at 2 PM for our first community bike ride of the season! Bring your bicycle, safety gear, some water, snacks and whatever you need to enjoy the ride.

We’ll plan to ride the MoPac bike trail and see how far we get. You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the ride.


Game Night!

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Join us for the first Game Night event in Common Root’s new space at 3140 O Street, Suite 202! We’ll be gathering to play starting at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 23rd.

Bring your favorite games, or just show up and play. Friends, family and food are welcome too.


Free Saturday - May

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Join us on Saturday, May 17th from 2-3:30 PM. We’ll be holding this event near the shelter at Peter Pan Park (33rd and X Streets).

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

Also consider bringing divided plants from your garden, seeds to share, food & produce.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!


Art Night OR Music Theory Class

We’re celebrating the arts at Common Root! Join us on Monday, May 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM for one of the following events:

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Art Night: Bring a piece or project that you’re working on, and if you like, a piece you have finished.

We’ll share our work and talk about techniques and medium. Bring your supplies. We will also have time and space to work on our projects.

This first meeting we will also talk about what we want to do at our bi-monthly meetings.
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Reading Music / Basic Music Theory Class: Join us for a course on basic terminology and how to read music.

We’ll plan to talk about some or all of the following topics, depending on the depth of discussion and amount of time it takes to discuss each part:
-basic terminology
-notation
-common chords
-common chord progressions
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Everyone is welcome – these events are free and open to the public.


Common Root's GRAND OPENING & May Day Potluck

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Join us for the Grand Opening of Common Root’s new space at 3140 O Street, Suite 202 from 6-9 PM on Saturday, May 3rd.

Bring drinks or a dish to share, check out our suite and have some great conversation with community members about the origins of May Day.


Crafting Skillshare

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Calling all crafty folks! Join us at Common Root (3140 O Street, Suite 202) to work on your crafty project of choice. We’ll be meeting from 7:30 – 9 PM on Monday, April 21st.

Share your technique and/or your supplies, learn about other people’s projects or simply join in the merriment of being surrounded by locally crafted items and the creative folks who make them.


Free Saturday - April

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

April’s Free Saturday event will be held from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 19th at Peter Pan Park (near 33rd and X Streets). We’ll be holding this event near the shelter.

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

Also consider bringing divided plants from your garden, seeds to share, food & produce.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

We’ll be holding Free Saturday events outdoors, in parks every month through October! Dates and locations to come (be sure to check back)!


Lincoln Earth Day - Common Root Booth

Get your up-cycled magnets THIS Saturday (April 12th) at Common Root’s Lincoln Earth Day booth. We’ll be at Union Plaza (21st and P Streets) from Noon – 5 PM.

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We’ll also have these available for sale at Common Root starting next week, so if you miss us at Earth Day, you can snag yourself a magnet in the future.


Common Root Bake Sale

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Stop by anytime from 3 – 6:30 PM on Friday, April 11th to buy baked treats and goodies outside of Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso. (1624 South Street in Lincoln).

All proceeds from this bake sale will go to Common Root – Mutual Aid Center.


Radical Poetry Gathering

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Come read your own work, or writing that inspires you and listen to others perform. All are welcome, novices and professionals alike. We want your social commentary; the expression of your life experiences, struggles and triumphs. Bring your performance art, be it inspired, witty, heartbreaking, impassioned, queer, sensitive, alienated, loving, kind or enraged or just partake and support a local community space.

This is our first event at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center‘s new location! It will be held on Sunday, April 6th at 7:30 PM. Common Root is in a 2nd floor suite at 3140 O Street, Suite 202. Help us break in the new space with beautiful, spoken-word performance art.


Our First Meeting at the New Location!

(We're pretty excited - can you tell?!)

(We’re pretty excited – can you tell?!)


Common Root's NEW LOCATION - 3140 O St, Suite 202

Common Root – Mutual Aid Center has a NEW LOCATION! We’re planning to start hosting events in April – stay tuned for event invitations and details :D

Located at 3140 O Street, suite 202 (right above Suji's Indian Grocery) — at Common Root - Mutual Aid Center.

Located at 3140 O Street, suite 202 (right above Suji’s Indian Grocery) — at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center.

There is a flight of indoor stairs to climb to access our suite - FYI.

There is a flight of indoor stairs to climb to access our suite – FYI.

We're 202, right at the top of the stairs!

We’re 202, right at the top of the stairs!

It's a 4-room suite. This is the first room, which can be a welcome space and perhaps where we'll setup our store front with locally-made arts and crafts, and possibly our zines, calendars and other handouts.

It’s a 4-room suite. This is the first room, which can be a welcome space and perhaps where we’ll setup our store front with locally-made arts and crafts, and possibly our zines, calendars and other handouts.

 Beyond the entrance, there is a lovely, smaller room we may use for our meeting space.


Beyond the entrance, there is a lovely, smaller room we may use for our meeting space.

 

Here's the largest room, great for events!

Here’s the largest room, great for events!

The smallest room in the suite is working well for storage at the moment, and maybe this will be the future home of our lending library?!

The smallest room in the suite is working well for storage at the moment, and maybe this will be the future home of our lending library?!

There are two restrooms on our floor, There are also two restrooms on the ground floor of our building.

There are two restrooms on our floor, There are also two restrooms on the ground floor of our building.

There's a shared kitchenette on our floor, great for potlucks!

There’s a shared kitchenette on our floor, great for potlucks!

 

 

 

 


Common Root Meeting - March 20th

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Join us for our weekly Common Root meeting Thursday, March 20th at 7 PM at Mo Java (2649 N. 48th Street in Lincoln).

We’re holding events and meetings at alternate locations while we look for Common Root’s new home. We’re gathering at Mo Java for this week’s meeting.


Game Night!

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Come play some games with your friends from Common Root on Friday, March 28th.

This game night will be held at 2143 South 8th Street (in Lincoln) at 7:30 PM

Bring your favorite game(s) or just show up to play. Family, friends and food are welcome too!


Free Saturday - March

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

The next Free Saturday will be held on March 15th at Grace Lutheran Church (2225 Washington Street) in the gymnasium from 2-4 PM.

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Starting in April, we’ll be holding Free Saturday events at local parks in Lincoln. Be sure to check back here for dates and locations of upcoming Free Saturday events.


Crafting Skillshare

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Calling all crafty folks! Join us at Lacey & Andi’s house (3436 X Street in Lincoln) to work on your crafty project of choice. We’ll gather and craft from 7:30 PM until 9 PM. Share your technique and/or your supplies, learn about other people’s projects or simply join in the merriment of being surrounded by locally crafted items and the creative folks who make them.

We’re going to have buttons and notepads to make for upcoming Common Root booths. So, if you’d like to help us create Common Root crafts, even better!

Common Root may be temporarily displaced, but let’s not let that stop of from building community connections! Set aside some time to work on something crafty with your friends from Common Root.


Common Root Meeting - February 20

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Join us for our weekly Common Root meeting.

We’re holding events and meetings at alternate locations while we look for Common Root’s new home. We’re gathering at Mo Java (2649 N 48th Street) for this week’s meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.


Free Saturday - February

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Here’s the wintertime Free Saturday schedule:

February 22, 2014
March 15, 2014

Thanks to their generosity, all the above events will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church gymnasium from 2-4 PM.

** We’ve had a call for a clothing swap at this Free Saturday event. So, dig through your closets and bring garments in good condition that no longer fit or that you no longer wear. The same rules apply, please take any of your unclaimed clothing items with you when you leave this event. **


Common Root Meeting - February 13, 2014

Common Root – Mutual Aid Center meetings and events are being held at different venues while we raise money for a new location.

We’ll be holding our next meeting at Pepe’s Bistro (3227 S. 13th Street in the Indian Village Shopping Center) from 7:00 – 8:30 PM on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. All are welcome to attend.

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Become a Common Root Member!

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Sign-up to help support Common Root Mutual Aid Center! We’re looking for a new community space and your contribution can make that goal a reality. You decide your contribution amount – there’s no minimum.

Suggested donation amounts:
$1 – Members donating $1 per month and above will receive a Common Root member button as our thank-you gift.

$5 – Members donating $5 per month and above will also receive a Common Root note pad, along with a member button.

$10 – Members donating $10 per month and above will also receive a complementary issue of the Common Root Zine, along with the note pad and member button.

$25 – Members donating $25 per month and above are eligible to share our storefront space – ask for details. Members donating $25 per month will also receive an issue of the Common Root Zine, note pad and button.

Click the link below and download the editable PDF Membership Form file:

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Free Saturday - January

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Join us in the Grace Lutheran Gymnasium (2225 Washington Street) from 2-4 PM on January 18th.

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Here’s the wintertime Free Saturday schedule:

January 18, 2014
February 22, 2014
March 15, 2014

Thanks to their generosity, all the above events will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church gymnasium from 2-4 PM.


Collective Networking Potluck - Coping with Depression

Join your Common Root friends for another Collective Networking Potluck. Please note, the location for this potluck is: 2727 South 19th Street in Lincoln. We’re holding this event on Saturday, January 4th from 6-9 PM.

Plan to bring drinks or a dish to share. Our topic this month is “Coping with Depression.”

Depression is everywhere. This time of year is very difficult for folks dealing with depression and we hope this gathering of community will encourage connection in a time that some folks may otherwise feel alone. Sharing experiences with depression and inspiring hope for healthy ways to work through these issues will be our aim for this gathering.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE!

The locks at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center have been changed. Without our consent or knowledge, despite the fact that we’re paid up on rent and utilities.

We’re holding a community meeting during our Free Saturday event to discuss ways to move Common Root Mutual Aid Center forward.

Please come by and share your support and ideas of how we can build an even better Common Root!

Free Saturday is happening on Saturday, December 21st from 2-4 PM at Grace Lutheran (2225 Washington Street) in Lincoln.


Free Saturday - December

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

This is a great place to pick up holiday gifts for your loved ones that won’t cost you a dime!

Food to share is welcome, too! The organizers are planning to have some treats available at this event.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Here’s the wintertime Free Saturday schedule:

December 21, 2013
January 18, 2014
February 22, 2014
March 15, 2014

Thanks to their generosity, all the above events will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church gymnasium from 2-4 PM.


Radical Poetry Gathering

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Come read your own work, or writing that inspires you and listen to others perform.

All are welcome, novices and professionals alike. We’re starting at 7:30 PM on Sunday, December 15th.

We want your social commentary; the expression of your life experiences, struggles and triumphs. Bring your performance art, be it inspired, witty, heartbreaking, impassioned, queer, sensitive, alienated, loving, kind or enraged – or just partake and support a local community space.


Collective Networking Potluck - Rose, bud, thorn

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Join us for a potluck on Saturday, December 7th at 6 PM and bring drinks or a dish to share. We’re planning to try an activity called “Rose, thorn, bud.” This is a great way to get to know people in your community and an opportunity to share a few things about yourself.

Plan to tell the group three things about your life; something positive (the rose), something negative or a struggle you’re facing (the thorn) and finally, something you see potential or promise in (the bud).

Also, please plan to bring your own cup, plate, bowl and silverware to this meal. We’ll have disposable options available, just in case. We hope to see you there!


Game Night!

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Join us for our first game night at Common Root’s NEW LOCATION (3333 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1) on Friday, November 22nd at 7:30 PM.

Bring your favorite game(s) or just show up to play. Family and food are welcome too!


Community Meeting

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Join us for our monthly Community Meeting at Common Root Mutual Aid Center on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:15 PM. Tell us what you’re passionate about and what you want to see in our community. Learn more about Common Root and ways you can get involved!


Photos from the Free Family Music Class

Thanks to Carrie Hansen of Itty Bitty Musik for hosting a Free Family Music Class at Common Root – Mutual Aid Center on Sunday!
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Free Family Music Class

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Join us on Sunday, November 17th from 3:30 – 4:30 PM for a free, mixed-age class in which children birth through preschool come together with their grown ups to make music and experience playful language and rhythms.

Babies delight in the language and musical exposure; there is lots of movement for toddlers; and preschoolers will learn language skills and use their imaginations in fun new ways.

Mixed-age classes allow families with limited time to all come to the same class and give families an opportunity to develop a shared repertoire of music and childhood games; but you don’t have to have multiple children to participate–all families with an infant, a toddler, or a preschooler are welcome.

Dress comfortably because we’ll be moving and playing!


Free Saturday - November

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Free Saturdays – A celebration of the community held every month!

Bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you when you leave the event.

Homegrown produce and food to share is welcome, too!

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Here’s the late fall / winter Free Saturday schedule:

November 16, 2013
December 21, 2013
January 18, 2014
February 22, 2014
March 15, 2014

Thanks to their generosity, all the above events will be held in the Grace Lutheran Church  gymnasium (2225 Washington Street) from 2-4 PM.


"Know Your Enemy" Performance

“Know Your Enemy”
A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America
Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk – 90 minutes

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What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.

“Know Your Enemy” is coming to Common Root – Mutual Aid Center on Friday, November 15th at 7:00 PM.

Learn more about Insurgent Theatre at: http://insurgenttheatre.org/


Common Root Silent Auction Fundraiser

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Common Root is holding a silent auction fundraiser with raffles, food, drinks & live entertainment by Azraq, FCC Bros & JD Powers! Join us on Sunday, November 10th from 2-5 PM at Pepe’s Bistro at 3227 S. 13th in Lincoln.

We’re raising money to keep our events free and open to the public and to help us toward our goal of becoming a 501c3 non-profit.

We’re focusing this fundraiser on connecting our community with yours. We’re hoping to engage our attendees with live entertainment & hors d’oeuvres while they bid on locally-made items and services at our silent auction. We’d like to thank Pepe’s Bistro for providing a friendly, welcoming venue for this fundraiser to take place.

We’re looking for local artists and local business to donate gift baskets, gift certificates, artwork, handmade items, food, drinks or services to our silent auction. Comment on the event wall if you’re interested in contributing or send us an email at: contact@commonroot.net

To help us meet our fundraising goal, we’re suggesting a $3 donation for admission to the event. However, as always, this event is free and open to the public.

We’d like to thank our local business sponsors:
Beyül Project
Bluestem Books
Bob on Etsy
Bodhi Imports
Crescent Moon Coffee
Cultiva Espresso & Crepes
Duo Shoes
Emilio Franso Photography
Emily Ann Quilts
Gameroom
Heart of Gold Jewelers
Itty Bitty Musik
Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe
Kinetic Brew Coffee Stop
L & J Metal Works
Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso
Pepe’s
Relish
Screen Ink.
The Mill Coffee & Tea

We’d like to thank our organization sponsors:
Bold Nebraska – boldnebraska.org/
Community Crops
The Green Gals
EcoStores Nebraska
International Socialist Organization-Lincoln
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Losh Free Library
Nebraska Vegetarian Association
The Stage Theater

We’d like to thank our local artist & individual sponsors:
Wesaam Al-badry – wesaamphoto.com
Azraq – azraqmusic.com
Martin Banyard
Lindsay Bartlett
Kris Barzydlo
Donna DiPaolo & Bob DiPaolo
Janine Copple
Jacque England
FCC Bros.
Dale Hildebrandt
JD Powers
Michael E. French – memgician.com
Ted Haubrich
Andrew Losh – designmaille.com
Lynnette Losh
Vince Martinez
William Matchett
Valerie Murphy
Jessica Prenosil
Angel Settell
Wes Staley
Troupe Sicorae through Dale Hildebrandt
Azaria Link Wallick – earthguardiangatherers.tumblr.com
Rachel West – rachelwestbooks.com


Collective Networking Potluck - Alternatives to Recycling

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Join us for a potluck dinner, bring drinks or a dish to share and take part in our discussion about alternatives to recycling on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 6 PM.

There’s a new service in Lincoln, Earth Guardian Gatherers, which is creating items for reuse from materials that could otherwise be recycled, such as paper, cardboard & glass. They’re making items such as drinking glasses, baskets and journals from these materials. Check out their facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/earthguardiangatherers

Tell us about your ideas for reusing items, upcycling and reinventing things to help keep them out of the landfill and even out of recycling centers.


The photo below is from our Arts & Crafts Circle & Skillshare. We had some crochet work and paper snow flake crafts at this event:

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NVA Halloween Potluck Photos!

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Thanks to the Nebraska Vegetarian Association for holding their “Spooky Potluck & Halloween Party” at Common Root! We had amazing food and delightful costumes.

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Arts & Crafts Circle and Skillshare

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Bring your creative project of choice and we’ll share our ideas, our progress and our technique with one another. We’ll be gathering at Common Root on Monday, Oct. 28th at 7:30 PM.

At this event we’ll be featuring a tutorial on creating giant, 3-dimensional paper snow flakes! They work great as lightweight winter decorations.

Plan to bring 6 large sheets of paper (12″ x 12″ scrapbooking sheets work well). Also, colorful sheets work as well as white paper. We will have smaller sheets on hand for practice.

Set aside some time to work on something crafty with your friends at Common Root.


Nebraska Vegetarian Association (NVA) Lincoln Spooky Potluck & Halloween Party

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Join NVA Lincoln for our annual Spooky Potluck & Halloween Party on Sunday October 27th at 6pm at Common Root (3333 Cleveland Ave in Lincoln)! Wear a costume and bring your scariest Halloween-themed veg dish. A costume is not absolutely required, but it does make things more fun!

Please remember to clearly label your dish, snack, or treats vegetarian/vegan, as well as if it contains any known allergens/sensitivities (gluten, nuts, etc.). You’re welcome to bring your own plates and cutlery; we’ll have recyclable items as well.

As usual, this event is open to vegetarians, vegans, and/or veggie loving friends and family of all ages…the more the merrier!

Yummy candy prizes like Go Max Go Foods and Enjoy Life Foods candy bars, Liz Lovely cookies, and more will be awarded for best costume and tastiest treat..so be creative!

If you’re needing some veggie inspiration we’ll be posting Halloween themed recipes on a regular basis on this page as well as on the Nebraska Vegetarian Association Page and Group page up to the day of the party!

Can’t wait to see everyone :)


Furniture & Appliance Tag Sale

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Stop by the old Common Root house (on S. 24th between A St. and B St.) to purchase furniture, items and appliances. We’re opening the house at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 16th for the sale. Make us an offer…everything must GO!

We’re going to have garage-sale low prices and all proceeds go to helping keep Common Root events free & open to the public and to help us keep our snazzy new store-front space.


Social Cycling Event!

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We’re going to meetup at the Peter Pan Park shelter at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13th for one more community bike ride this season! Bring your bicycle, safety gear, some water, snacks and whatever you need to enjoy the ride.

We’ll plan to ride north along 33rd Street, toward the John Dietrich Trail. If folks are interested, we’ll make a pit-stop at the new Common Root – Mutual Aid Center location. You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the ride!


Free Saturday & Occupy Picnic

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Join us for another Free Saturday event! This is our final outdoor Free Saturday of the year! We’re holding this at Neighbor’s Park near 30th and D Streets on Saturday, October 12th from 2-4 PM.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any garden produce to share? Bring it along! This is a great time to divide spring-blooming perennials. There will be iris plants and daylillies at this event, and we’re hoping others will have some plants to divide and share.

We’re holding this event in conjunction with an Occupy Lincoln Two-Year anniversary picnic! Plan to bring drinks or a dish to share, potluck style.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!


Affordable Care Act Presentation by AARP

The link below includes the handouts from the Affordable Care Act presentation given at Common Root on Saturday evening. We had a great turnout for our first event at the new space. Thanks to Bastienne and June, our AARP volunteers and presenters, and thanks to all who attended the presentation & potluck!

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33rd Street entrance is closed:

FYI – the 33rd Street entrance to Common Root is closed temporarily due to road construction. Please plan to take the Adams Street entrance (turn onto 36th Street from Adams) until further notice.

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Collective Networking Potluck & Affordable Care Act Presentation

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Bastienne Salners, a trained AARP volunteer, will be giving a presentation regarding the Affordable Care Act at 7 PM on October 5th, 2013.

The presentation will include who is eligible & where to sign up, plus information on tax write-offs and matching contributions from the Marketplace companies.

This major socioeconomic event is on our horizon. Stop by and get up-to-speed on some of this crucial information.

We’ll be inviting folks to attend the potluck starting at 6 PM (bring drinks or a dish to share)! We have the presentation scheduled for 7 PM, and folks are welcome to join us for one or both parts of this event.

This will also be our first event in the new Common Root space! We’re now located at:

3333 Cleveland Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504

We hope to see you there!

Please note: we’re still getting settled into our new space. We don’t have a kitchen or large sink for this potluck, but Common Root volunteers will take care of the dishes for this event.


NEW LOCATION in October!!!

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Common Root is moving to a NEW LOCATION!
Starting in October, our events will be held at:
3333 Cleveland Ave. Suite #1, Lincoln NE 68504

It’s a store-front space we’re sharing with a dance troupe and a recording studio. This move will allow us to continue building our connections to local artists and organizations with more space to host events!


Game Night!

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Join us on Friday, September 27th at 7:30 PM for another Game Night at Common Root. Bring your favorite games and invite some friends, or just show up to play. Family and food are welcome too!


Arts & Crafts Circle & Skillshare

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Do you knit, crochet, draw, scrapbook, paint, sew, sculpt, write, make jewelry, basket weave or do other arts and crafts projects? Bring your creative project of choice and we’ll share our ideas, our progress and our technique with one another Monday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM.

We’ll also be working on buttons and magnets for our Common Root – Mutual Aid Center booth at the upcoming Streets Alive event.

Set aside some time to work on something crafty with your friends at Common Root.


Edible Wilds Walk

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The gathering will begin at Common Root at 2 PM on Sunday, September 22nd with a short discussion covering the why’s and how’s of foraging, including basic safety and identification.

Following that, there will be a tour around the neighborhood, identifying as many wild edibles as possible. Be prepared to meander for at least an hour. There will be a field guide of at least 15 plants on the tour, although copies will be limited. But we don’t mind sharing, right?

Any questions about the tour? Feel free to contact: dustinrymph@gmail.com or contact@commonroot.com


Free Saturday - September

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Join us for another Free Saturday event! We’re holding this event at Neighbor’s Park near 30th and D Streets on September 21st from 2-4 PM.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any garden produce to share? Bring it along! This is a great time to divide spring-blooming perennials. There will be iris plants and daylillies at this event, and we’re hoping others will have some plants to divide and share.

Feel free to bring some drinks or treats to share, potluck style.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!


Collective Publishing Project Deadline and Book Binding

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Our hard work has paid off and it’s time to bind these beautiful pieces of collected work together!

William will lead us in binding our books on Monday, September 16th at 7:30 PM. Please bring at least 5 copies of your work to share with the group. This way everyone can have a copy including each person’s contribution, if they so desire.

All are welcome to this gathering. Join us and become inspired to help with other self-publishing projects, including our Common Root zine. We’re always looking for contributors.


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**UPDATE** The Bake Sale was SUCH a success. Thanks to everyone who participated! We raised $817 for Bold Nebraska’s Build Our Energy Project.

CREDO mobile matched all Bold Nebraska donations this weekend, so with $700 in cash donations sent to Bold on Sunday the grand total raised by this sale was $1,517.

Learn more about the project and sign up to volunteer here:
http://www.boldnebraska.org/summer-heat

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Win a Common Root Prize Pack!

Want a chance to win your choice of t-shirt and other Common Root goodies?

Join our Facebook page and share the image below to be automatically entered into the drawing: https://www.facebook.com/CommonRoot

We’ll be drawing the winner’s name on Thursday, August 27th and announcing the winner on Facebook on Friday, August 28th. Good luck!

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Radical Poetry Gathering

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Come to Common Root to read your own work, or writing that inspires you, and listen to others perform. All are welcome, novices and professionals alike. We want your social commentary; the expression of your life experiences, struggles and triumphs. Bring your performance art, be it inspired, witty, heartbreaking, impassioned, queer, sensitive, alienated, loving, kind or enraged or just partake and support a local community space.

Performances will start at 7:30 PM on Sunday, August 25th.


Video Game Night!

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To help us break in the new flat screen TV at Common Root, we’re holding a special VIDEO game night this month! We’ve got some old school games for Nintendo, Super Nintento, Sega, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64. So come by and show us your gaming skills!

Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite board games or card games to this event, as usual. If we get a large crowd we can split up and get multiple games going at once. We’re starting the fun at Common Root on Friday, August 23rd at 7:30 PM.

Bring your friends and join us for a fun-filled evening. Family and food are welcome too.


Arts & Crafts Circle & Skillshare

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Do you knit, crochet, draw, scrapbook, paint, sculpt, write, make jewelry, basket weave or do other arts and crafts projects? Bring your creative project of choice and we’ll share our ideas, our progress and our technique with one another. We’ll be gathering at Common Root on Monday, August 19th at 7:30 PM to share our crafts.

We’ll be holding a DIY book binding tutorial for those interested, so set aside some time to work on something crafty with your friends at Common Root.

 


Presentation and Documentary Screening

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Join us for back-to-back events on Sunday, August 18th. At 6 PM we’ll start with a presentation about Jerry Koch, a NYC anarchist and legal activist, who is refusing to testify about his political affiliations to a Federal Grand Jury. His refusal has cost him his freedom: he is currently incarcerated for up to 18 months despite never being charged with, tried for, or convicted of a crime. By resisting this witch hunt investigation of anarchists, Jerry is standing up for all of us. Let’s stand up for him.

The Support Jerry Committee will present information about grand juries, Jerry’s case, and how to support him. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/JerryResists

At 7 PM we’ll be screening “Human Resources” a documentary about social control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.


Free Saturday - August

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Join us for another Free Saturday event! We’re holding this event at Neighbor’s Park near 30th and D Streets.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any garden produce to share? Bring it along!

Feel free to bring some drinks or treats to share, potluck style.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

Also, we’re looking for an old microwave oven or dorm-sized refrigerator to up-cycle and turn into a Little Free Library. If anyone has such an item to share, please bring it to the event. Learn more about the Little Free Library project at:

littlefreelibrary.org


Zine Sharing Workshop

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Do you have a favorite zine, or a collection of work you’d like to publish into a zine? Come by and share your work with others who share your passion.

We’re working on a collective publishing project, and we’d love to be inspired by you.

Bring your zines, your ideas and your passion for DIY publication!

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Social Cycling Event - August

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We’re going to meetup at the Peter Pan Park shelter at 6:45 PM on Sunday, August 11th for another community bike ride! Bring your bicycle, safety gear, some water, snacks and whatever you need to enjoy the ride.

We’ll go west on the MoPac Trail this time and see how far we go! You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the ride.


Screening of "Tootsie"

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Help us break in our new flat screen TV at Common Root with a screening of “Tootsie” on Friday, August 9th at 7 PM.

Dustin Hoffman stars in this 1982 film about an unemployed actor disguising himself as a woman to score a role in a soap opera, when he finds he’s earned a bad reputation as a difficult-to-work-with male actor.

We’ll also be showing this 3-minute interview with Dustin Hoffman, where he shares his feelings on playing a woman on screen, and how it changed his perspective on the value of women’s personalities, and his feelings on being brainwashed by our culture’s beauty standards.

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Arts & Crafts Circle & Skillshare

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Do you knit, crochet, draw, scrapbook, paint, sculpt, write, make jewelry, basket weave or do other arts and crafts projects? Bring your creative project of choice and we’ll share our ideas, our progress and our technique with one another.

Set aside some time to work on something crafty with your friends at Common Root (1315 S. 24th Street in Lincoln).
We’ll meet at 7:30 PM on Monday, July 22nd.


Free Saturday - July

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Join us for another Free Saturday event! We’re holding this event at Neighbor’s Park near 30th and D Streets from 2-4 PM on July 20th.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any garden produce to share? Bring it along!
Feel free to bring some drinks or treats to share, potluck style.

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!

We’re planning to hold this event in conjunction with an Occupy General Assembly, so stop by and participate in both community events!


Cleaning and Decorating Party

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It’s time to clean, organize and decorate the house. We’d love your help, as well as your ideas about what you’d like to see in Common Root’s collective space. We’re gathering on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 PM at Common Root (1315 S. 24th Street).

Are there topics or new events you’d like to see in the future? Do you have input on improvements we can make to the current events and projects?

Bring your ideas & your cleaning supplies. Many hands in this project will make light work for us all!


Social Cycling Event - July

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We’re going to meetup at the Peter Pan Park shelter at 6:45 PM on Sunday, July 14th for a community bike ride! Bring your bicycle, safety gear, some water, snacks and whatever you need to enjoy the ride.

We’ll take the MoPac Trail east and see how far we go. You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the ride.


Radical Poetry Gathering

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Come read your work, the work of a poet you admire or just partake and support a local community space. We’re a small, supportive audience and we love to be inspired. We’ll start at 7:30 PM on Saturday, June 29th.

All are welcome!

We want your social commentary; the expression of your life experiences, struggles and triumphs.

Novices, professionals and everyone in between – bring your performance art, be it inspired, witty, heartbreaking, impassioned, queer, sensitive, alienated, loving, kind or enraged.

We will offer feedback to anyone who wants it.


Zine Submissions

We’d love to have YOU contribute to our next zine. It will be our 5th issue of the Common Root Zine, and we’re looking for the following:

- Artwork
- Poetry
- Info-Graphics
- Vegan Recipes
- Photography
- Articles
- Permaculture and Garden Tips
- DIY Pieces

Email your ideas and submissions to: contact@commonroot.net

What’s your passion? What can we learn from you? Share it with us and help us share it with the community! Check out our past zine issues on the “Zine” tab.


Write Club - Location Change

Please note, the location of tonight’s Write Club meeting has changed to the Hi-Way Diner (2105 Highway 2, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502-5640). Stop by between 5-9 PM.

Bring your paper, pens, pencils, laptop, portable typewriter, erasers, Liquid Paper, and/or any other enablers-to-writing and spend an evening bathing in creative energy. Write, share, proofread, edit, brainstorm, but above all, stay off the frigging Internet! You want to be productive, right? Write!


Free Saturday - June

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Join us for another Free Saturday event! We’re holding this event at Neighbor’s Park near the Occupy Lincoln Garden space (30th and C Streets) from 2-4 PM on Saturday, June 22nd.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any starter plants or produce to share? Bring them along!

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!


Social Cycling Event

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♫ I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike! ♪

Join us at Common Root on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM for a bike ride with your community! Bring some water, snacks and whatever you need to enjoy the ride.

From Common Root we’re planning to connect to the Billy Wolff Trail heading north. We’ll connect to the MoPac via the MoPac Trail Link and continue east. Who knows how far we’ll go?! You’re welcome to join us for all or part of the ride.


Science Cafe - The Higgs boson

 

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Join us at Common Root on Friday, June 14th at 7:30 PM for our next Science Cafe! This month we’re discussing the Higgs boson.
What is it? Why do we need it? And how do we know it’s there?


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Join us at Common Root for a potluck and discussion on being intentional while on vacation. We’re starting at 5 PM on Saturday, June 1st.

Some folks use their hard-earned vacation leave to clean up after a natural disaster. Others connect with nature and plug into local communities while unwinding.

You can find eco-tourism, activism efforts and environmental escapades to take part in during your time off!

Bring drinks or a dish to share. We’d love to have a vacation-food theme. (Think mixed drinks, veggie skewers, party food, etc.) Tell us about your plans and experiences of being intentional on vacation.


"Civilitics" Teach-In

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Join us for a presentation and discussion at Common Root on Friday, May 10th at 7:30 PM.

Any project to implement a new world system should meet several criteria:

• Be conceivable and realistic with existing
technology.
• Address real problems without creating
more or greater problems.
• Provide a clear way for getting from “here”
to “there.”
• Must be a system consistent with normal
human desires and responses.
• Achieve a tipping point with the active
participation of less than 15% of the population.

Join us for a co-presentation and discussion of how civilitics fills all the above requirements and what sort of new world is possible.

Learn about civilitics and what an “ivi” civilization looks like. Learn how it is possible to mutually satisfy ultra-conservative and ultra-liberal agendas while achieving a better world for everyone.

What happens when a thousand; a million; a billion people stop working to make a living and start working to make a difference?

Be part of the global transformation.

Learn more at: civilitics.org


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Writers, poets, crafty folks and anyone interested; please consider contributing to our collective publishing project! Contributors will create stand-alone sections of their writing that also fit into the larger anthology of collected contributions.

Each contributor is asked to create 10, double-sided 8.5” x 11” pages of content for the book. You can include your poetry, prose, articles, photography, artwork, design, recipes, DIY pieces, and more. We’re planning to have three themes – Occupy, Creativity and Child-Friendly Collections.

Stop by our meeting tonight at 7:30 PM to learn more, ask questions or submit your pages!


Collective Networking Potluck

WorkClassSolid_FbEventIn the spirit of May Day, join us for a potluck in the evening following the Working Class Solidarity March.

The march/rally starts at 1 PM on the north steps of the state capitol.

The potluck starts at 6 PM at Common Root Mutual Aid Center.

Bring drinks or a dish to share, pick up a zine featuring the article “Working Class Unity – Wage Slavery is NOT For Me” and discuss workers rights and your experiences.


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Join us for another Free Saturday event! We’re holding this event at Neighbor’s Park near the Occupy Lincoln Garden space (30th and C Streets). The event runs from 2-4 PM on Saturday, April 27th.

The Really REALLY Free Market: Feel free to bring things to give away and find great items from others to claim as your very own! If you have any items left over, please take them with you.

Have any starter plants or seeds to swap? Bring them along!

NEW THIS MONTH – The Lincoln Bike Kitchen will have tools & volunteers available to fix bicycles

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!!!!!


Services Fundraiser

We’re excited to announce that Common Root is now offering audio recording services in exchange for donations! This is in addition to all the other services Common Root volunteers are offering to the community:
-Pet-sitting Services
-Tutoring Services in Economics and Math (especially Algebra)
-Handyman Services
-Bookbinding Tutorials
-IT Services and Computer Repair
-Custom Graphic Design
-Website Design

Email us at contact@commonroot.net if you’re interested in any of the services listed above.


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Underground Economics Potluck

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What is “money”? How does money define our society? What is an economy? What is an non-monetary economy like? What are alternative methods of resource management and distribution? How can we better meet the needs of everyone by shifting social priorities?

Bring a dish or drinks to share with us at our Collective Networking Potluck and share your questions and ideas as well. The potluck will be held from 6-9 PM on Saturday, April 6th at Common Root Mutual Aid Center (1315 S. 24th in Lincoln).


Collective Publishing Project

 

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Writers, poets, crafty folks and anyone interested; please consider contributing to our collective publishing project!

Contributors will create stand-alone sections of their writing that also fit into the larger anthology of collected contributions.

Each contributor is asked to create 10, double-sided 8.5” x 11” pages of content for the book. You can include your poetry, prose, articles, photography, artwork, design, recipes, DIY pieces, and more. Whatever interests you -  consider contributing it. It can be all one subject, or a collection or contributions filling your pages.

The pages will be folded in half, to 8.5” x 5.5” and read like a booklet, or zine. The contributions can be stand-alone publications, by simply stapling the pages together, or sections can be grouped into a collective publication and bound.

Explanation_sheetWilliam_lg_bk_2_smWe ask that everyone submitting pages contribute $20 for printing costs. This will entitle you to 5 copies of everyone’s work, and the supplies to create 5 collective books of your own. We’ll be holding more meetings in the future, as well as book-binding skillshares to help you finish your own copies.

If you would like to donate money to this project, we will use it to make additional prints and help anyone that can’t afford to pay for prints.

Send your digital contributions to: contact@commonroot.net by May 15th, 2013. If you’re submitting a hardcopy of your pages, email us at the above address to coordinate dropping off your submission or join us at an upcoming meeting. We’ll include events on our monthly Common Root calendar: http://commonroot.net/#


Occupy Cabaret! Saturday, February 9, 2013

Occupy Your Mind

is a grassroots project dedicated to collecting the living history of
the Occupy Movement through interviews and live performances shared in all manners of venues, including videos posted online.
Perform your own version of “Occupy Your Mind” in your community!
Download transcripts and share your performances here:
occupythecivilians.tumblr.com