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Realy Really Free Market
Date Saturday April 29
Time 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Dolores Park, SE corner
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorRay
This is the first RRFM of the year. They will be held on the last saturday of each month at the same time & place. Come on out and enjoy the great atmosphere & (hopefully!) sunshine.

What is The Really REALLY Free Market?

It's like a large community-wide garage sale, except
everything is
FREE! Yes, that's right, FREE! Everyone is invitied to
bring things to GIVE
AWAY!

So this is like bartering or trading, right?
Nope. Bartering and trading go something like this:
I've got this great shirt here, what can you offer me
for it?

The RRFM goes something like this: I've got this
really great shirt
here. I don't really wear it anymore, but I'd hate to
see it go to waste.
Do you want it? Great! Here, it's yours!

Why would i want to do a thing like that?
Because you have to many things already! Because
you're just going to
throw it away anyway. Because it FEELS GOOD!
Do you have things cluttering up your home? Maybe some
stuff that you
don't use anymore, but you know that someone else
would probably love.
One person's trash can truly be another person's
treasure!

What should I bring?
Bring *your thing* to the RRFM, whatever that is!
Material goods, food
or drinks, a service to provide, a skill you have that
you want to
teach to others, a performance, or anything else!

What if I don't have anything to give away?
Everyone has something to give to others. The RRFM
isn't just about
giving away *stuff.* What is it that you do? Why not
come to the RRFM and
find a way to do it for others, except this time for
free just for the
fun of it. As a gift to others, as a gift to yourself.
It's a way of
reclaiming meaning in your job, to give it as a gift,
unmediated by
commerce.

Who runs the RRFM?
Well, the RRFM consists of the sum of its
participants. The gift you
bring to the event, helps create what the event is for
others, just as
what others bring to the event, creates what the event
is for you.

That said, there are some folks who came together to
help create the
structure for the RRFM to work. But it is our hope
that soon enough, our
role within the RRFM will be the same as everyone
else's. That is, that
each of us decides our own level of involvement.

The RRFM is yours! Take advantageous of that. Make it
what you want it
to be! If you want to see something happening at the
RRFM that isn't
already happening, than make it happen! If you want to
see more people
coming to the RRFM, help spread the word! Send emails
to your friends,
make and distribute flyers (make your own or download
them from the
website), talk to people about the RRFM.
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Please help us keep the RRFM a 100% FREE and
non-commercial event. Once
a month, let's come together and forget about trading,
bartering, and
money. Leave the business cards at home and remember
the joy of giving
for the sake of giving.

Help us keep Dolores Park clean. If no one takes what
you brought,
please bring it home with you.

If you like what you just read, get involved! Come to
the RRFM! Bring
your own gifts to share! Spread the info, and get more
people involved!
The RRFM takes YOU to make it happen.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 20th, 2006 9:38 PM

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