Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to fall 2024.

February 2024 Newsletter

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Registration is open for RVC’s 2024 Block Party!!

We’re back!! After three years of pausing in-person events, RVC Seattle is excited to create a space for our community to gather, laugh, and reconnect in the plaza at the historically renowned El Centro de la Raza in Beacon Hill!

This ain’t your parents’ fundraiser! Party it up with us! Show up in what feels good to you and kick it with us from 1-3PM on Saturday, April 20th! This will be an event for all-ages featuring music, performances, activities for kids, local food vendors, and some sweet swag.

Come through! We’re so excited to see you there and reconnect!

We’re grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible!

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✨RVC Blog!✨

We have been so grateful to have Juan Manuel Flores Jr. (he/him) join our Operations Support team! Read his full interview below to learn more about what has been exciting him about working at RVC and his vision for the future!

✨Community Bulletin✨

Keepin’ it 100!

Saturday, February 24

Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave

Join Creative Justice to celebrate a successful Black History Month filled with community organizing, group curriculum discussions, and all of your hard work and fundraising achievements! What better way to celebrate and connect with community than over brunch? 

Will the revolution be funded?

Wednesday, March 6
11:30AM PT/1:30PM ET
virtual event

“In our experience, the answer is no—not unless we are able to fundamentally shift the way in which we fund our movements.

It has been 20 years since INCITE’s landmark conference, “The Revolution Will Not be Funded”, destabilized the terrain of how we resource movements. And yet, the past two decades have marked the rise of a “new gilded age” of hyper-accumulation: movement organizations on both sides of the aisle increasingly rely on philanthropic and other grant-based capital, giving continues to be “top-heavy”, and the realm of funding remains an ever-opaque, mystic “black box”.

On Wednesday, March 6, (New Economy Coalition) NEC will launch the Solidarity Economy Funding Library—a resource co-created with solidarity economy movement leaders and allies across the country—to serve as the critical first step in our journey to:

open the black box of funding for solidarity economy movement leaders and organizations across the United States;

put the boards of capital power-holders (read: hoarders) on notice by having a democratically-controlled utility that enables organizers to share detailed insights on their experiences with the funding ecosystem; and

create the conditions for a true Just Transition that radically dismantles the current way and births a new one for how we fund our movements.”

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The Urbanist: Harrell Plans Hasty Rollout of Massive Surveillance Expansion

Story by Amy Sundberg (2/14/24). Article breaks down the effectiveness of each of these three technologies along with potential harm and civil liberties issues.

“Unfortunately, this policy decision has been defined as one between vastly increasing surveillance in Seattle and doing nothing. This is a false choice.

These three technologies have not been shown to prevent gun violence before it happens, nor have they been shown to be particularly effective at increasing convictions. “It would be wonderful if technology could somehow solve our gun violence problems, but this technology hasn’t yielded the results,” said Jonathan Manes.”

AP News: Prisoners in the US are a part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands

By Robin McDowell and Margie Mason 
Updated 5:03 AM PST, January 29, 2024

“Slavery has not been abolished,” said Curtis Davis, who spent more than 25 years at the penitentiary and is now fighting to change state laws that allow for forced labor in prisons.

“It is still operating in present tense,” he said. “Nothing has changed.”