Community Healing and Celebration

  • Alchemy Collective Cafe 1741 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States

Recently our windows were shot and shattered on two occasions with what appeared to be a metal pellet. Similar shots were fired three times to our neighboring business, Hercules Records. These incidents took place following Republican and Pro-Trump rallies at UC Berkeley. We have strong reason to believe that these were hate-related crimes targeted at our justice posters, specifically our Black Lives Matter poster, which Hercules Records also displays. These violations have brought up a lot of turmoil for members of the collective, as many of our members are workers of color. These incidents have propelled our existing conversations around ethical, cop-free security as we want to protect our space in a manner that aligns with our values and avoids involving the police. 

In these times of state violence and great injustice, we invite you to join us for a Community Healing & Celebration Circle. We will have:
- Food & drink to share
- Teachings on non-oppressive safety strategies
- Freedom songs/ community healers
- Sacred ritual to protect our space

Friends in our community created a fund to help cover the cost of our new windows. Please consider donating! https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/alchemy-collective-cafe-window-repair/x/16649797