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The Flying Squirrel Community Space exists to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasting relationships between artists, activists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change. More about us. Check out the current Flying Squirrel Member Groups that use the space.

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WHO: The Flying Squirrel Community Space and allied groups and individuals
WHAT: A month of programming to stop mass incarceration in connection with a national call-out
 WHEN: October 3rd – November 1st (See below for a more detailed calendar of events. Check out the public calendar: thesquirrel.org/calendar or our page dedicated to this exciting month of activity: thesquirrel.org/node/1240)
WHERE: Events will take place at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY, 14608

Ricardo Adams' & Rosemary Rivera's multimedia presentation on their trips to Ferguson, MO! NEW TIME!

Ricardo Adams' & Rosemary Rivera's multimedia presentation on their trips to Ferguson, MO!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Free and open to the public


Enough Is Enough will have a general meeting from 7:00PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, September 16 as we normally would meet. However, for the second hour of our meeting, Ricardo Adams and now Rosemary Rivera who just got back from Ferguson will present on their trips to Ferguson, MO and talk about the organizing going on around anti-police violence work and the ongoing demonstrations, among other items. This will be a multimedia presentation. If you'd like to come to our regular meeting, you are more than welcome. Please arrive to the meeting promptly so we can get through our business quickly.

Here is a link to a phone report back from Ricardo when he was in Ferguson: http://rochester.indymedia.org/node/103810

And here are links to Rosemary's dispatches from Ferguson:
Day 1: http://band-of-rebels.com/2014/09/02/rosemary-rivera-message-from-ferguson-mo-day-1/

Day 2: http://band-of-rebels.com/2014/09/03/rosemary-riveras-messages-from-ferguson-mo-day-2/

Day 3: http://band-of-rebels.com/2014/09/05/rosemary-riveras-message-from-ferguson-day-3/

Day 4: http://band-of-rebels.com/2014/09/06/rosemary-riveras-messages-from-ferguson-day-4/


Brunch of the Rising Sun: A Summer Solstice Fundraiser for the Flying Squirrel!

Brunch of the Rising Sun: A Summer Solstice Fundraiser for the Flying Squirrel!
Brunch Fundraiser!
June 21, 2014
Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St.)
10AM - 1PM
Tofu Scramble, Vegan Pancakes, Vegan Home-fries/potatoes, Egg Bake, Juice, Vegan Stuffed French Toast, & Coffee by the Coffee Connection
with Live Music (Act TBA)

Suggested Donation $10
Children welcome with parental supervision!

Presentation at the Flying Squirrel: Climate Disruption is Real, is Now, is Affecting All of Us.

When:  Thursday, May 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where:  the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 265 Clarissa St.
The Headlines in the New York Times on Wednesday, May 7th make it very clear:
“U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods”
Please stop by the Flying Squirrel for a provocative and stimulating presentation and talk on this very important topic.
Dr. George (Sandy) Lawrence is a retired physician from Bellingham, Washington who has studied, taught, and been active in, the issues surrounding the state of our earth and the role that humans are playing in the disruption of the climate, something that we are all increasingly aware of.
Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Stanford University; Medical School at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and his Residency in Family Practice at the UC San Francisco.  He practiced for many years in both  California and Washington. 
Our children and grandchildren are going to live in a very different world than the one that we grew up in.  At this point there is no doubt about this fact.  We need to find out as much as we  can about these changes and how they are going to affect everything about the life that we live. 
The state of our agriculture, weather extremes, heat, cold, drought, floods, hurricanes, sea level rise, migration of flora and fauna, these are only some of the many changes that are slowly happening right now.  These effects are no longer speculation or “sometime in the future”, they are happening right now.  What are the facts?  What are the options that we face?  How can we make a difference?
Stop in next Thursday for an evening discussion of this timely topic.

Film Screening of “Freeload" with Director’s Q and A- This Friday

What: Film Screening of “Freeload" with Director’s Q and A

When: Friday May 2nd @ 7pm

Where: Flying  Squirrel Community Space

More info:  the squirrel.org

Freeload is a portrait of the modern train-riding culture. This movie follows Blackbird, a lost teenager searching for the answers to life. Ponyboy and Rachel, the young lovers, attempt to settle down in Texas, but the freedom of the road lure them back. Brothers Skrappe and Christmas - separated most of their lives - try to rekindle their distant brotherhood. Dice, the soft-spoken mystic will risk everything to ride the rails.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/73575155

2014 Annual Meeting: The Squirrel through the looking Glass

2014 Annual Meeting: The Squirrel through the looking Glass

Saturday April 12 2014, 9:30-6pm

@ the Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel has been open for nearly 5 years. 
How have things been going? What's worked? What hasn't worked? How well have we fulfilled the vision and mission statements we came up with 5 years ago?
What will the next 5 years bring? What do you want to see happen?

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in building the Flying Squirrel Community Space. April 12th will be a day long series of facilitated discussions and activities to help get clear on some of the above questions.

Bagels, Coffee and Lunch Provided
After party TBA

Please RSVP to andyrdillon@gmail.com by April 7th.

2/14 Every Passing Dream Show Canceled

Due to the foul weather down south, Every Passing Dream couldn't make it to Rochester and the February 14th show is canceled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We hope to reschedule the show for another day.

July '64 with special guest Darryl Porter (Monday Mayhem)

For our February Monday Mayhem programming, the Flying Squirrel will be showing "July '64," directed by Carvin Eison, about the 1964 race riots in Rochester. This July marks the 50th anniversary of the riots.

Darryl Porter will be coming to talk about his memories from that period. If you were alive in 1964 and want to talk about your memories from that time, please come out and participate in the discussion.

Monday, February 3, 2014

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