Hello Omni folks, 

How are ya’ll doing? We hope everyone is doing ok. 

It’s been a while since we’ve put out an Omni newsletter, almost a year has gone by since our last one! A lot has happened between then and now, so it would be nice to catch up. We’re thinking of putting out the next newsletter by the end of March, so we want to invite Omni collectives and Omni folks to share updates, thoughts, art, feelings, ideas with us, so we can include them in the Omni Commoner. 

There is a lot to talk about. We are still in the grips of a deadly pandemic which has undeniably exacerbated the ills of capitalism and its deadly effects on our community. But Omni folks and Omni Collectives have organized and actively continued to support the community during this crisis. We are stewarding a town fridge, the North Oakland Mutual Aid Project is going strong, Acta Non Verba has adopted Phat Beets’ CSA, and the rest of Omni collectives continue to do empowering work out in the community. The working groups are meeting, some regularly and other sometime, the finance/fundraising working group though has been at the forefront doing the important work of keeping the Omni alive, critical work, which we are all grateful for! There is much more going on for sure, this is not even mentioning the different individual projects Omni folks are working on! 

It has been a rough year, but with the spirit of collectivity, the Omni continues to be a hub for community collective action during this pandemic. It is this we would like to share in this newsletter =]. 

So if you want to share anything with the Omni community please do! Art, thoughts, visions, desires, anything! 

We are asking from each collective to submit 1-4 paragraphs providing an update of the work ya’ll have been doing. Below are some suggestions of questions or topics you can touch on:

  • Updates from your collective. New visions and goals. 

  • How your collective has been responding to the covid-19 pandemic. 

  • What kind of world do ya’ll imagine post covid-19? 

  • Anything you want to share….poetry, paintings, photographs, recipes, anything.  

  • Upcoming Events

Please send your content to the communications working group email at comms@lists.omnicommons.org, by March 21st.  

Like all the other working groups at the Omni, the communications working group needs more participation. If you are interested in joining please sign up to the communication working group email list at https://omnicommons.org/lists/listinfo/comms.  

Thank you. 

With love and solidarity, 

The Communications Working Group