Zonership Party! Saturday, Feb 4th

Posted by mark on February 1st, 2012

At the A-Zone, 91 Albert St
Saturday, Feb 4th
7:00pm until 3:00am

The members of Albert St. Autonomous Zone Co-op are proud to announce that our purchase of 91 Albert St. was completed on January 31st. Our 28-month process has been focused on this main goal, and we did it!!

There were many odds against this unconventional (to say the least) real-estate deal, but with tireless work from a core group and wonderful support from larger networks, we were able to make it happen. Now, this building that is a home to 6 worker co-operatives, 4 collective non-profit groups, and a political character that makes it a unique gathering point in Winnipeg, will be truly owned by its tenants.

We want to recognize and celebrate the significance of this achievement on Saturday February 4. Three floors of the building will be open! Here’s what it looks like so far:

Main Floor:
– Free vegan snack reception in Mondragon at 7pm
(we’re only getting a bit, feel free to bring potluck items if you want to eat and share with the community)

– Speeches from (and conversation with) representatives of the members and other tenants at 8pm

– Feel free to stick around for Mondragon’s regularly scheduled Reggae dance party, 9pm until late

2nd floor:
– Emma Goldman Centre will be open from 7pm, come hang out on the couches. It’s likely that one or more of the core A-Zone organizers will be up there after speeches if you have any questions about the process, ideas about the future, etc. Or you can just chat and hang out!

3rd floor:
– Not related to the party, but feel free to go see the Resonator Theatrical production of How He Lied To Her Husband/ by George Benard Shaw at 7pm and 8:30pm in the Rudolph Rocker Cultural Centre

– Random footage on display in the Rocker from our two 24 hour fund-raisers starting at 10:30pm; lots of fun and ridiculous times revisited!

Thanks! Seriously, thanks. It’s been a long haul, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

A-zone members
Winnipeg Copwatch
Boreal Forest Network
Natural Cycle Courier
Rudolph Rocker Cultural Centre