The People's Free Space is a community organization based in Portland, Maine since 2002. Our mission is to create autonomous collective spaces for sharing information and resources, building community, and fostering sustainable alternatives and creative resistance to social, economical, political, ecological oppression. We work towards this mission by supporting any growth which fundamentally adheres to our aniti-oppression statement. It is our belief that education is an essential component of building a stronger, informed and connected community.Anti-Oppression Statement
The People's Free Space accepts and celebrates the uniqueness of all individuals and our right to be the authors of our own lives. We celebrate the differences between us that make our communities diverse and vibrant. The People's Free Space recognizes that institutional, economic, political, social and cultural hierarchies inhibit personal freedom and suppress the realization of individual uniqueness. These hierarchies are expressed in various interlocking systems of oppression-including, but not limited to white supremacy, partriarchy, heterosexism, ageism and capitalism-which together prevent equal access to the necessary resources for individuals, families and communities to meet their basic needs. Through non-partisan and non-commercial means, the People's Free Space actively and consciously works to identify and dismantle these hierarchies and systems of oppression within ourselves, our organization, our community and our world.
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Company of Girls Community Space Lost
The local newspapers have presented little or skewed information about the acquisition of The A Company of Girls Space on 10 Mayo Street. Although I sought response from PROP, who has yet to contact me in response to voicemails I have left, and Roxanne Quimby, who was out of town and unable to respond to emails, I will tell the story from an interview with Director Odelle Bowman and observations I have made. The story involves fiscal sponsors mergers and a small number of business transactions, but the people who are affected include all of Portland. In short, the girls afterschool theatre program A Company of Girls will be without a home in June 2007.Adams School & Building Collaborative
Over the past several months, there have been exciting new potentials for collaborative and cooperative community buildings and housing in Portland. A new Building Collaborative is forming and the Adams School Re-Use Committee meetings have continued with new opportunities for community involvement in this process to re-envision the Adams School. Over the past year, several different organizations have lost their spaces for a variety of reasons (see PFNews Nov/Dec 06 & A Company of Girls pg 1), while other spaces are in peril of shutting down. There have been many discussions around combining resources and energy together in a more accessible and collaborative building. The People's Free Space recently was offered to stay in the front part of our current location and we will hopefully stay there for now, but we are excited about working on this new direction with a cooperative, collaborative building.
Astrology and Numerology community
The nature of human being has always interested in knowing more and more and is always in keen about those things that he can not understand and could not recognize the actual meanings. Numerology and astrology are the two faces of the one same coin which human mind has constructed or derived from various different factors. The art of numerology and astrology as been practiced for quit a long time and it would not be wrong to say that human has been practicing it ever since they had started understanding a little about life and its origin. From the study of the history we can come to know that the origin of the science of numerology and astrology began in the Asia, however now a days, the European countries and as well as the Untied States are having great interest over this particular art. Various people have several believe over the numerology and the astrology, some say that this helps them in making their dreams comes true whereas other have the believe that it gives them happiness and joy of life. In the case of the numerology it’s all about the numbers, these numbers relate to the date of birth and the total number of letters that are included in the name of person, Whereas on the other hand the science of astrology is based on the study of the stars and their positions and the changes that takes place in their positions. No matter whatever technique is being used by a person but the main idea behind using these tools is to answer the unanswered questions of the people and understanding life in a much better way, those who have the interest of knowing about numerology and astrology, needs to go much deeper into the matter and understand that what this is all about.