Flying Squirrel Community Space

6/13: Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
10am - 5pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have free WiFi.

See you Thursday!

PS. we still have a few slingshots to give away and a few t-shirts for sale!

Study Session: Rochester Police Accountability Board legislation

Bring a bag lunch and come read through and discuss the passed Rochester City Council legislation creating the Rochester Police Accountability Board. (The PAB will be established if the electorate votes in favor of a referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 5, 2019 general election.)

The purpose of the study session is to read through the legislation, answer questions, and get people involved in the movement to pass the referendum this fall.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
noon - 1pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY

We'll have copies of the legislation for you! Also, the Squirrel has, by donation, $1 fair trade/organic coffee. Please join us!

6/6: Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, June 6, 2019
10am - 5pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/807354136308895/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

5/25: Solidarity & Support: A Dinner to Benefit Benny & Nina Warr

Solidarity & Support: a dinner to benefit Benny & Nina Warr
May 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation (more if you can, less if you can't): $20
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407405936508973/

The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner to offer solidarity, support, and community love for a family that has endured the injustice and pain of police brutality for over six years.

The Menu:
Spaghetti
Marinara Sauce
Mary Adams' famous Sausage Casserole (yes, real sausage)
Salad
Bread
Dessert

Feel free to bring a dish to share (include ingredients) or a non-alcoholic drink to pass.

If you are unable to come, please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-benny-warr

Have a talent or offering you'd like to present/perform for the Warrs? Let us know. Send an email to Ted at Knight0440@yahoo.com.

Benny and Nina will address those gathered as well. ♥

About what happened to Benny:
A little more than 6 years ago on May 1, Benny Warr was pepper sprayed, dumped out of his motorized wheelchair, and was punched, kicked, and kneed by Rochester Police Department officers Ferrigno, Liberatore, and Stewart. He was told to move on as the officers were clearing the block. When he refused and told them that he was waiting for the bus, they attacked him.

Five and half years later a jury finally heard his civil suit and sided with the officers' story giving Benny just $1 in nominal damages. The judge is considering motions to reverse the verdict.

Over the last six years, Benny's quality of life has deteriorated. The pain he feels in his body has gotten progressively worse. He suffers from PTSD. He is unable to use his prosthesis to get around. All this caused because of police violence.

Please come out showing support and solidarity with Benny and Nina.

Enough is enough!

There is a GoFundMe with more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-benny-warr

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, May 30, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352080705455901/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
10am - 2pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664777203971069/?active_tab=about

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel!
(work space/grab coffee/about us)

May 16, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324142361608939/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you soon!

Changing cities; a changing climate

Saturday, April 27, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/270965857115898/?active_tab=about

This talk, presented by Chris Snyder, will serve as a primer to the thought and legacy of the 20th century anarchist theorist and political philosopher Murray Bookchin. In the coming decades, the effects of a changing climate will leave no part of our lives untouched. Bookchin's Communalism offers a framework by which these challenges can be addressed on a local level.

About Chris Snyder:
Christopher Snyder grew up on a hobby farm in Darien New York. While completing a Masters in Bioinformatics at the Rochester Institute of Technology he developed interests in dancing, philosophy, and community organizing. Christopher now lives in downtown Rochester and volunteers with the Flying Squirrel community space.

Themed Programming:
This film screening is a part of our environment themed programming for March and April. Don't miss Neely Kelley's talk on “#FuelChange for Electric School Buses!” happening on 4/29, at 6:00pm!

About the Flying Squirrel Community Space:
We exist to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasing relationships between activists, artists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

Mothers Out Front presents: #FuelChange for Electric School Buses!

As we wrap up our two-month programming on environmental issues, Neely Kelley will give a presentation on the campaign to convert diesel school buses to electric school buses!

Mothers Out Front presents: #FuelChange for Electric School Buses!
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1236244833194578/

Mothers Out Front, in collaboration with Green For All, Clean Energy Works and Chispa are launching an exciting and scalable campaign to push local school districts to commit to replacing their retiring dirty diesel buses with clean and quiet electric school buses.

The first and most important barrier to transitioning to clean electric school buses is the cost. Electric school buses cost 2 to 3 times more than diesel buses. However, in partnership with the non-profit Clean Energy Works, this can be overcome! And school districts can save money, while ensuring their children ride safe and clean buses. This is what’s so exciting and makes these local electric school bus campaigns winnable and scalable.

Attend this #FuelChange for electric school buses information session, presented by Neely Kelley, to learn more about this exciting campaign!

You can learn more about the electric school bus campaign here: http://ny.mothersoutfront.org/electric_busTBA

About Neely:
Neely has been engaged in the climate movement since she moved to Rochester in 2013 - pushing for a swift, just, and complete transition off fossil fuels. She has worked on local and statewide campaigns pushing for large scale wind development, stopping gas infrastructure, stopping Bakken Oil trains, and ensuring low and middle income New Yorkers have affordable access to energy efficiency and community solar programs. She is now thrilled to be leading the campaign for local electric school buses. She grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, but now calls Rochester, NY home with her husband Doug and their two daughters.

About the Flying Squirrel Community Space:
We exist to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasing relationships between activists, artists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

Watch: Command and Control, a fim about the US's nuclear history

Watch: Command and Control The long-hidden story of the day our
April 28, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/626335511125478/

About the film: From Robert Kenner, the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States – a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Woven through the Damascus story is a riveting history of America’s nuclear weapons program, from World War II through the Cold War, much of it based on recently declassified documents. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, Command and Control forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

Website: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/command-and-control/

Themed Programming:
This film screening is a part of our environment themed programming for March and April. Don't miss Chris Snyder's talk on communalism, anarchism, and Bookchin “Changing Cities: A Changing Climate” happening on 4/27, at 3:00pm!