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March Collective Housing Workshops : Build your Collective Living Skills

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March Collective Housing Workshops : Build your Collective Living Skills

Time: March 3, 2012 to March 10, 2012
Location: Various locations - register or email for details
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://vancollectivehousenetw…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: grandview-woodland, hastings-sunrise
Organized By: Vancouver Collective House Network
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2012

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Event Description

The Vancouver Collective House Network presents three upcoming opportunities to learn about collective living. 

Two of the workshops take place in long-established
collective houses in east Vancouver,  and all three
are Facilitated by folks who live in collective houses.
Join us to learn about ways we live together that promote
health, happiness, connectedness and sustainability. 

Advance Registration recommended, as space is limited.

Please let us know in advance if you need child-care.
suggested $5 - $15 per workshop
no one turned away for lack of funds.
collective living: how to make it work in a collective house
Saturday, March 3 2012
morning 9:30 - 12:30
This workshop outlines foundational systems and structures that make collective living successful. We’ll look at food & shared meals, work & energy around the home (aka chores), financial options, managing collective projects, and how to start a collective house. Using years of lived experience from within the Collective House Network, within each topic we’ll consider a range of possibilities to prepare you to move forward with the pieces that are right for you. Hosted at Cherry Tree Fort Collective House.
Register now for Workshop One  Free to register, event by donation.
Email us for location details (it will be provided when you register). 
NOTE: Location has 8 to 10 stairs to enter.

the power of sharing food: strengthening your collective one meal at a time
Saturday, March 3 2012 
afternoon 2:30 - 5:30
There are many great reasons to share food: it's less work, it increases your connection with others, it's gourmet, and it's cheaper than eating on your own! Why then, does it seem so hard to put shared food into practice? This workshop explores a range of possibilities for sharing food in a collective house, including owning food in common, and eating meals together. Leave with the tools to give it a try. Hosted at the Beehive Collective House.
Register now for Workshop Two  Free to register, event by donation.
 Email us for location details (it will be provided when you register). 
NOTE: Location has 10 to 15 stairs to enter.

homo sweet homo: queer- and trans-positivity in collective houses.
Saturday, March 10 2012 
afternoon 2:30 - 5:30
What does it mean for a house to be queer- and/or trans-positive?
What might it look like to be an ally through a housemate's transition? What does "gender balance" in a house mean when gender is complicated? Explore these questions and more, and help to create a toolkit on gender and sexuality to take back to your house and community. 
Register now for Workshop Three Free to register, event by donation Email us for location details (it will be provided when you register).  
NOTE: Location is fully accessible including washrooms.

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Comment by Cylia on February 25, 2012 at 9:06pm

I have sent in our registration for 2 for Workshop 1.  I hope Peter and I get in, to learn more.  Thanks.  

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