Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an infoshop?
Infoshops are radical information distribution and meeting centers most often organized by anarchists. Their history is largely uncharted and they are spread across the globe.
- How do I get involved?
Contact us or stop by.
- When are you open?
We are open for events and currently (2/11/18) maintain open hours from 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri, chances are if you stop by someone will be here. You can also email us for an appointment.
- Is your infoshop only for Indigenous People?
As a space oriented in anti-colonial struggle we focus on empowering Indigenous Peoples, though we do not close our doors to any of our relations unless they’re oppressive jerks.
- Are you anarchists?
Some of us are, some of us aren’t. While our organizing methods are largely influenced by anarchist practices (anti-authoritarian/non-hierarchical, consensus, mutual-aid, un-mediated/direct action), we are foremost guided by Indigenous knowledge.
- How can you sell stuff if you’re anti-capitalists?
Using currency for exchange is not the same as participating in a market system for material accumulation or to advance our social standing in this world. We barter, exchange, and also give freely. We are not driven by profits, competition, or for the furtherance of a so-called “free” market. As an Indigenous anti-capitalist project we build and support alternative ways of living that aren’t exploitative of Mother Earth and her beings.
- You say you’re not a “Safe Space,” can you explain?
We used to use the language that we were a “safe space” until it was clear that we cannot guarantee anyone’s well-being or pretend that our space is a zone exempt from the systems of oppression that exist outside our doors. Our position (read more here) is that we are a “Threatening Space” to all systems of oppression and oppressive behaviors.
- What is your position on gender-based violence?
We have a no-tolerance approach to perpetrators of sexual violence. We support Indigenous-rooted transformative and restorative justice processes. The space does not engage in interpersonal matters unless called for.