The Flying Squirrel is a welcoming space for artists, activists, and
community members in Rochester. We aim to cultivate and sustain long
lasting relationships so we can work together to create positive social
This Saturday come out and get some flowers for your garden. If you have some perennials you can share with others that would be great. Let's beautify and build our community. Plants will include hostess, Rose of Sharon, black eyed Susan's, poppies, blue bells and many others. Flowers are free.
5/26: Intersections of Rebellion and Accountability
Intersections of Rebellion & Accountability A panel discussion focused on civilian review boards, disciplinary power, and the comparable struggles and histories for police accountability in Rochester, NY, Newark, NJ, and Oakland, CA
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 304 Joseph Ave. Rochester, NY Suggested donation: $10 Wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation provided Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194485074506156/
Special Guests include: Anthony Finnell, Sr. (Oakland, CA) Pastor Wanda Wilson (Rochester, NY) Victor Monterrosa, Jr. (Newark, NJ) Dr. John S. Walker (Rochester, NY)
For nearly 10 years, the Flying Squirrel Community Space collective has met on Mondays from 7 - 9pm. A few years ago we started meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays.
In an attempt to switch it up and hopefully find more people to join us, we've changed the day of our general meetings!
The Flying Squirrel Community Space General Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm. Please join us!
(Starting May 9!)
And thank you!
Rochester Activism Fair
It's that time again!
Are you committed to social justice and political change, but not sure where or how to plug in? Then please consider attending the Rochester Activism Fair! Representatives from many activist organizations (both well-established and brand new to our area) will be in attendance, to speak directly to (and make face-to-face connections) with potential volunteers.
Representatives from the following organizations will be present:
Wolf-PAC ROCitizen Pathstone Sweet Beez Isaiah House Sample Soap Metro Justice WAYO 104.3 FM Enough Is Enough Mothers Out Front Indivisible Rochester Kali Durga Grass Roots Poor Peoples Campaign Animal Rights Rochester Center for Artistic Activism Artists Coalition for Change Rochester Food Not Bombs Social Welfare Action Alliance Green Party of Monroe County Rochester Area Vegan Society 540WMain Learning Academy Pachamama Alliance Rochester Secular Humanists of Rochester Atheist Community of Rochester National Lawyers Guild Rochester Rochester Jewish Voice for Peace Rochester Street Medic Collective International Socialist Organization Rochester Global Refugee Services Eastern Service Workers Association Rochester People's Climate Coalition SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Rochester NY March for Science, Inc. Sierra Club-Rochester Regional Group The Community Place of Greater Rochester Rochester Democratic Socialists of America Monroe Community College Faculty Association Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23 (Rochester, NY) Women of Action-Rochester, A Pro-Love Movement Rochester NOW - National Organization for Women Alianza Agricola/Rochester Rapid Response Network Metro Justice/ Alliance for Quality Education Comittee Rochester Chapter Americans UInited for Separation of Church and State VOCAL-NY (Voices of Community Activist & Leaders) Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (and Students)
org registration is closed for this year's event.
FOIL Clinic at Enough Is Enough
Come to the second half of Enough Is Enough's meeting for a FOIL Clinic presented by Ted Forsyth. After a brief introduction to New York State (NYS) Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL), we'll actually fill out and submit FOIL requests! What is FOIL? FOIL is the law that allows members of the public to access records of governmental agencies. So bring your questions for your favorite government agency! (They don't have to be about police!)
April 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm Flying Squirrel Community Space 285 Clarissa St. Rochester, NY Suggested Donation: $5 (no one turned away)
And please come for Enough Is Enough's condensed meeting from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Every New York State or municipal department, board, bureau, division, commission, committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function is subject to FOIL. Each of those governmental entities is an “agency.”
For this clinic, we'll be looking at NYS and specifically we'll focus on: -A brief history of FOIL in NYS -The law as its written -50-a -the general process
Then, we'll actually fill out FOILs, and submit them! So bring your ideas and questions of governmental agencies in NYS!
Next month we'll come back together to see who got responses and what to do then based on those responses!
Please join us!
PS. If you have a laptop or phone, please bring it. Sometimes agencies have online forms. In other instances, you may have to write or print out a letter and send it to the agency.