As was the case last week, Rondha Gibson will be in attendance to discuss the murder of her husband, Stanley L. Gibson, by a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and we will continue to plan for an upcoming vigil June 12th, marking the 6 month “anniversary” of his killing. In addition, since this week’s A-Cafe falls on the 5 month “anniversary” of that unfortunate day, we will be having a small informal candlelight vigil in Stanley’s honor at the conclusion of the Anarchist Cafe.
Some other topics we will potentially be discussing if we have sufficient time, include Zappos’ corporate takeover of First Friday and use of extortion via the city and Metro to push out competition from the Arts Factory and the local artists that actually created First Friday, moving forward with Nevada Cop Block (ties into the issues with Metro), and of course, anything you want to bring up.
The Vegas Anarchist Cafe is a weekly meet-up for networking, building community, and doing some outreach for Anarchists in Las Vegas, which Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left has been organizing together with unaffiliated local Anarchists for the past three years. The main idea is just to give Anarchists, anti-statists, and Anarchy-curious fellow travelers a place to meet up and talk in an informal setting at a local coffee-house. There isn’t a fixed business agenda; the idea is to give people a place to find each other. Once they’ve found each other, A-Cafe can serve as a springboard for the independent projects that they may want to start.
The A-Cafe is not a place, it’s an event–a social experiment in urban Anarchy. The A-Cafe is a forum for Anarchists in the Las Vegas area to get to know each other, to hear talks on subjects that interest us, to hang out, shoot the breeze, talk about the projects that we are working on, and to organize new projects. Anyone who’s an Anarchist, anti-statist, or just anarchy-curious is invited to join us.
Drop in any time — The gathering is informal, and based on chatting and sharing information. There isn’t a fixed agenda. (But if you want to set up an organizing meeting for a particular project with a fixed agenda, A-Cafe is a great place to meet people to invite.) Feel free to drop in at any time and leave whenever you need to.
Bring yourself. Bring a friend. And bring anything — ideas you’ve had, projects you’re working on, literature, zines, flyers, art, whatever — that you’d like to share with some like-minded people.