Flying Squirrel Community Space

Who we are

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 change.

More about us.

  • 285 Clarissa St. Rochester NY, 14608
  • 585-205-8778

What's Happening?

Using the Space

Need a space to hold your event? We'd love to work with you. We host all kinds of events including group meetings, private parties, music shows, film screenings, speakers, and more.

Consent 201: Getting Beyond the Basics

Consent 201: Getting Beyond the Basics

Monday, February 4, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St. Rochester, NY
Suggested donation: $5 (no one turned away) Join us!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/339219690014633/

Often the term consent is believed merely to encompass permission related to sexual activity. Though this aspect of the conversation is important and necessary, it is only one piece of the story. Consent is a highly personal ideology, influenced by lived experience and aspects of identity. Facilitators will build upon attendees’ lived experiences through discussion and interactive activities. We aim for attendees to leave with a greater understanding of consent as it relates to sexual activity as well as everyday interactions. The workshop will be presented by the Rochester’s Sexual and Reproductive Justice Task Force.

The Flying Squirrel Community Space is offering intentional programming for 2019. The months of January and February are dedicated to issues of consent and patriarchy. We are also offering one practical activist skillshare or workshop per month.

We are STEAMed: Bridging the Gender Gap for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

We are STEAMed: Bridging the Gender Gap for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Monday, February 11, 2019
6pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Suggested donation: $5
No one turned away for lack of funds!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/310001079634668/

Please join University of Rochester Medical Center researchers Dr. Monica Javidnia and Dr. Jessica Francis (@wearesteamed) in an interactive workshop on the current state and trajectory of women in STEAM fields. Topics to be explored: Where are we now? Where are we going? How might we get there?

The Flying Squirrel Community Space is offering intentional programming for 2019. The months of January and February are dedicated to issues of consent and patriarchy. We are also offering one practical activist skillshare or workshop per month.

Activism 101: Basic First Aid for the Winter

Activism 101: Basic First Aid for the Winter

January 14, 2019
6pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested donation: $5 (more if you can, less if you can't)
No one turned away.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/913119055550459/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space is rolling out a series of activism 101 trainings and workshops for those interested in activism or looking to brush up or learn new practical skills.

For January, we have some guests from the Rochester Street Medic Collective who will be offering a workshop on basic first aid for the winter!

Please join us!

Unpacking 2018: A people's forum

Unpacking 2018!

Saturday, January 5, 2019
11am - 4pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Suggestion donation: $5 (more if you can, less if you can't)
No one turned away
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1292753617546596/

2018 was quite a year. Much has transpired on a local, state, national and international level. Join us a the Flying squirrel and seize the opportunity to build understanding and share ideas with other members of the Rochester community. The Unpacking 2018 Peoples forum will take place in the form of an unconference, a conference where the schedule is set by the attendees in an open discussion framework.

Have you seen our public documents, guidelines, and policies? Check it out!

Want to know more about the Flying Squirrel Community Space? Check out our public documents, guidelines, and policies. Click here!

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And don't forget: our general meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month! Please join us!

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