Infoshop now at 979 e 5th Ave
The Infoshop is renting space from the Third Hand Bike Coop. The Third Hand Bike Coop recently purchased a large 4,000 sq ft building near I71 at 5th Avenue and St Clair.
The address is 979 e 5th ave, about a five minute bike ride east of the current Infoshop location, on the same street.
This is a great time to get involved.
The Sporeprint infoshop is a non-hierarchical, volunteer-run, not-for-profit social center. It is a safe space for independent thinking, face-to-face communication, skill sharing, community-building projects, and the distribution of alternative media to further social, political, and environmental consciousness.
Our collective is a non-hierarchical, consensus-based group in which all efforts to organize, maintain, and operate the resource center are completely voluntary. Monetary donations pay the rent and monthly utility bills. All materials and resources in the infoshop have been freely donated and are likewise freely maintained at the shop for the public's use.
In order to work together in dismantling oppression within our culture and ourselves, we must acknowledge that we have been on both ends of privilege and oppression, and that only by supporting and listening to each other can we build healthy individuals and communities. We are all highly capable learners and teachers, who must exercise both of these talents in order to create alternatives to the culture of domination.
The Sporeprint Infoshop is a safe space where we are all learning to rid ourselves of that oppression. Through self-awareness and humility we can interact in radically different ways, free of language and behavior that values any person or people over another.
Dialogue and conversation are crucial to personal and social growth. Sporeprint intentionally provides space that offers and atmosphere conducive to public meetings and chance interaction.
Community Building Projects
The infoshop serves as a common ground for individuals to launch community-based and community-initiated projects. Our intent is to provide a space where these projects can grow, empowering participants and strengthening their relationships with friends and neighbors.
Distribution of Alternative Media
The infoshop distributes alternative media, including zines, community newsletters, and other independent literature that challenges the status quo, is not often discussed, or is hard to find. This is our way of encouraging independent thinking and alternatives to mass media.