***RESCHEDULED!*** Now that the acid smoke has cleared from the port fire, Sandra, Billy and Stuart would like to (re)invite you....
Are you a GIMP wimp? Come to Groundswell on March 4th and learn how to build effective, sexy posters and media pieces for your alternative-business, event, or the coming revolution!
When: Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00-8:30 RSVP on Faqcebook here.
What: Lean to use GNU Image Manipulation Program (@GIMP), an open-source image editing and design application, to create posters and social media graphics. The workshop will include an introduction to GIMP (no previous experience necessary), an introduction to simple design principles, and an introduction to basic image editing techniques.
This evening is a barter exchange course offered through Trade School Vancouver. The facilitators, Stuart, Sandra and Billy, ask you to bring one of the following in exchange for the course:
+ Buy a stranger breakfast or lunch before you come, and tell us about it + Spend an hour helping someone who needs it before you come, and tell us about it + We would never turn down beer, coffee, baked goods or homemade treats + A beginner guitar lesson + Used outdoor equipment + Lamps, fabric or material to be up-cycled + Organic kombucha starter (scoby) or organic vegetable seeds + A surprise!
Please participate in the potluck dinner as well! We will take time to eat and socialize mid-way through the evening. We invite you to bring a dish to share with a clear list of ingredients.
Please bring the following:
+ A computer running Mac OS, Windows, or Linux*, + One of the barter items listed above + Potluck contribution and ingredient list + Your ideas and enthusiasm!
*A few extra computers will be available for use. If you own a computer, please consider sharing it with those that do not at the event. For full system requirements visit www.gimp.org. Where: Groundswell Café + Event Space at 566 Powell Street, on the unceded Traditional Territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
Who: Everyone welcome. This event aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for all genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities and identities. If we have overlooked any barriers to your participation, please let us know! The Groundswell Cafe is wheelchair accessible, however, both gender inclusive bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. Access to the Cafe includes travel up a short, slight incline (3’ long, rising 2”). Bathroom doorways are 33” wide. The nearest wheelchair accessible bathroom are public facilities in Oppenheimer Park.