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|Really Really Free Market in the Bayview|
|Date||Saturday February 14|
|Time||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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|India Basin Shoreline Park, near Hunter's Point Blvd & Evans St|
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
The first Really Really Free Market in the Bayview will be happening on Saturday Feb 14 from Noon to 4pm in India Basin Shoreline Park. Come celebrate Valentines day with a true spirit of love, no cheap-plastic-heart purchase necessary!
The Really Really Free Market has been going strong in the Mission for awhile now, and there's new ones starting all over the world! But wouldn't it be great if each neighborhood had it's own little RRFM? That's what we're hoping to do for the Southeast neighborhoods of the city!
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.
Because there is enough for everyone
Because sharing is more fulfilling 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
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 India Basin Park clean. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you.