Welcome to Iambrown.org. My name is Autumn Brown. In these pages you will find information on the workshops I teach, the services I can provide, the projects I care about, and the resources I can offer. I hope that there is something useful for you here. Be sure to sign up for my (very low-traffic) newsletter to receive updates about upcoming workshops and events, and opportunities to build and participate in revolutionary work in the worlds of activism, media and art.

July Newsletter

In this edition of Iambrown~
  • Great Republic of Rough and Ready
  • Rooftop Farms
  • NASCO Action Camp: Racial Justice for Sustainable Communities
  • A Special Note from Third Root:
Great Republic of Rough and Ready

Come out to Public Assembly this Friday at 9:00pm to hear the Great Republic of Rough and Ready play some bluesy, folksy music that will carry you into another realm. Public Assembly is a warehousey-bar in Williamsburg, formerly known as Galapagos.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent), Brooklyn
9:00 pm

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready check em out!!: www.myspace.com/grrready


Rooftop Farms

Located on Eagle Street in Greenpoint, this latest effort at building sustainable urban farming in Brooklyn is getting great press, including articles in New York Magazine and Vogue. Check it out, and drop by to volunteer!


NASCO Action Camp: Racial Justice for Sustainable Communities

August 13-16, 2009
Registration closes July 29, 2009 | Register now!

A four day training program for leaders in co-ops and other democratic
communities. Experienced trainers utilize popular education and Theater of
the Oppressed techniques to facilitate interactive dialogue focusing on
race, racism, and gentrification with an intersectional analysis. In this
process, there will be space for People of Color and white allies to
discuss, process, and challenge racism, and strategize for anti-racist
organizing. Come home with tools and practices for building accountability
and redistributing power in democratic communities.

August 13-16, 2009

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, just north of Austin, TX

$275 member fee | $300 non-NASCO member fee includes lodging, meals, and
professional training for four days.
Tips on Grassroots Fundraising

Visit: www.nasco.coop/camp
Contact: Neily at neily@nasco.coop | 734.678.1821 or Mingwei at
mingwei@nasco.coop | 734.272.2293

NASCO strives to create a safe and accessible environment that meets the
needs of all participants. Anonymous requests or suggestions can be made

A Special Note from Third Root:

Since opening our doors in Flatbush last August, we have served over 250 people every week with Community Acupuncture, private massage and acupuncture treatments, yoga classes, herbal consultations, and educational programs. The yoga classes that we provide are among the most accessible in the City, and we can say with pride that we have not turned anyone away from a treatment for lack of funds. For those who can’t afford the bottom of our sliding scale, we have created a Health Scholarship Program. We have developed yoga classes for specific communities that are underserved and marginalized, and are currently building classes for veterans, the formerly incarcerated, and people living with HIV and AIDS. All of these programs are a new approach to traditional forms of healthcare, as well as a way to intersect our work with imperative social justice work.

It has been a wonderful process to witness and participate in a community health center really taking the shape of the community. We have put our trust in you, our community, supporters, friends, comrades, and you have shown up. Your support with innovative ideas, enrollment in our Herbal Education Program, volunteer hours, organizational networking, and pure presence has helped to build Third Root in its first toddling year. As a testament to our commitment to you, we have incorporated so many of your ideas, requests, and feedback into our daily work at Third Root! Prenatal Yoga and Big Person Little Person Yoga, a yoga class every Tuesday evening that directly benefits our Health Scholarship Fund, staff trainings on social justice work and organizing skills, our Herbal Education Program, and our Community Health Workshops have all come from YOU! We stand firm in our commitment to make certain that we provide healthcare as a human right, working through systems of privilege and oppression, with accountability to our communities.

We hope you'll join us in strengthening alternative forms of community-based healthcare by contributing $50, or whatever larger or smaller amount you can give. We are asking that you join us in strengthening alternative forms of community-based healthcare by making a contribution to achieve those goals. We become a strong community by supporting just community visions. We need to raise $20,000 to pay debts incurred in the development and building of Third Root - your donation will move us toward that goal! Send a check to us at 380 Marlborough Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226 or donate through our website at www.thirdroot.org. We hope to see you for treatments or classes in our recently expanded space, at our events, and in the neighborhood. Working together, we are busting through barriers and building social justice through accessible healthcare!

Be well,
Angela, Green, Jacoby, Ji-Hye, John, Julia, and Romina
Third Root Community Health Center practitioners
380 Marlborough Rd (Q to Cortelyou)
Brooklyn, NY 11226

p.s. We are building a program of Monthly Sustainers-if you are interested in contributing on a monthly basis, email us at info@thirdroot.org!

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