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The Really Really Free Market (In Memory of Kirsten Brydum)

Saturday, October 25, 2008
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Location Details:
Dolores Park, 19th at Dolores, SF

The Really Really Free Market
(In Memory of Kirsten Brydum)
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, noon and on
Dolores Park, San Francisco

In celebration of the amazing life of Kirsten Brydum, an organizer of the Really Really Free Market and many other fantastically idealistic projects, we will gather together to make the best RRFM ever. If you knew Kirsten, bring your memories, your words, your pictures…If you are a regular of the RRFM, bring your talents, your smile, food, music, objects to give away freely, and lots of love…If you have never come before, this is the time to experience and help create the world you (YES, YOU!) always hoped was possible.
About the RRFM
Because there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fufilling than owning
Because corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for free
Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy
Because a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buy
Because "free trade" is a contradiction of terms
Because no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community
Because life should be a picnic, but it only will be if we make it happen
Have you ever picked up something you found on the sidewalk? Or saved your neighbor from throwing away something useful?
A Really Really Free Market is like a potluck for whatever you want to give or take away. Have you ever brought one dish to a potluck and gone away with a full belly and a balanced meal? Everybody brings something and goes away with more.
We all have skills, ideas, objects, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, and many other things to share. If we bring them all together at the Really Really Free Market, we can provide more balanced and full lives for everyone.
As a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. If we share our resources we won't need to buy as many new ones. This uses fewer of the Earth's resources, and fewer of our working hours, leaving us more time to devote to ourselves and our communities.
Would we all work forty hours a week at one job if we didn't feel we had to? What if instead we worked at improving our individual skills and talents and shared them with each other? We would all spend more time doing things we enjoyed.
The Really Really Free Market is an attempt to put these ideas into practice for four hours every month.
Please help us keep the Really Really Free Market 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.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 4:18PM
§Really Really Free Market
by Heather
To help spread the word PLEASEdownload+print+ distribute these as much as possible for Saturday! the more people the better!
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we could also use more people bringing skills to teach/share and services like hair cutting, zine-making, stenciling, bike repair, yoga, tarot, massage, origami...really anything you can imagine. you don't need a license or an education to teach or serve or share your skills so pick your brain for any talents you might have and bring them! also food will be there, but your favorite dish is always welcome.
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


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