*We invite you to join us on Sunday, August 9th at the Omni Commons.* We
are assembling a *Volunteer Design & Facilitation Team* that will plan and
steward a collective visioning and planning process with all of Omni
Commons. This future process, which we are calling *BECOMING OMNI COMMONS*,
will seek to:
* expand and transform our collective sense of possibility
* clarify our shared values
* examine our cultures, narratives and processes
* create priorities to move towards more sustainable and supportive ways of
being together and being in the world
* design an action-calendar for our visioning and planning process
The plan for BECOMING OMNI COMMONS will be presented to the Omni Commons
delegates council (our governance body ;) and actualized as soon as
*Who: *You! Anyone interested in joining our *Volunteer Design &
Facilitation Team* (described above)
*What: *A fun four-hour facilitated, preparatory meeting, followed by
*Where:* Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 (and possibly
on-line if you cannot be physically present)
*When:* *Sunday Aug 9th 2pm-6pm *(you must arrive on-time and stay for the
*Given our present circumstances:*
* We are in a serious financial pickle right now.
* We have an opportunity to potentially buy the building very soon.
* We are struggling with interpersonal conflict, overwork, and burnout.
* We have never had the opportunity to engage in a visioning process since
moving into 4799 Shattuck a year ago.
*We need to:*
* Reform our processes to be inclusive of as many perspectives as possible.
* Align our work and our organizing with our ideals and our politics.
* Provide a safe platform for constructive criticism and reflection.
* Invest openness, patience and respect for the diversity of perspectives
and experiences of all of those who have been involved or impacted by Omni
Commons in some way or another.
*How:* If you'd like to join the team and can attend the meeting, RSVP to
becoming(a)lists.omnicommons.org and share any important requests or dietary
*Sunday, August 9th @ 2pm-6pm at 4799 Shattuck, Oakland. RSVP to
becoming(a)lists.omnicommons.org <becoming(a)lists.omnicommons.org>*If you
cannot make it and would like to participate, please fill out this survey
by August 2nd: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXGHX2N
Love and solidarity,
Laura Turiano, Yar Cohen, Sarah Pritchard, Julio Rios, Dusty Mabry, Matt
Senate, Joe Liesner, Libbie Cohn
p.s. Join our email list for the Volunteer Design and Facilitation Team