Update from the CMC

by Alex Hernandez, CMC Intern

Hello CMC friends! 

The Civic Media Center is thrilled to announce that we plan to reopen in August. We’re still keeping a careful eye on the local and national COVID numbers, but with vaccinations now widely available, we think it’s the right time to get ready to welcome you all back in person. 

We hope to have the library open for limited hours before the end of August, and we’re putting our heads together to come up with some great events for you. Stay tuned for specific dates, and details about how we will maintain social distancing and safety precautions at events. 

In the meantime, you can find the CMC at a number of tabling events, in our online programming including our book club, and you can get involved by joining our volunteer meetings.

We recently hosted our very first in-person volunteer meeting in the CMC courtyard in over a year. With such a strong turnout we are hopeful that our slow transition to in-person operation in August will be supported and safe. 

For now, volunteer meetings will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm in the courtyard. Details can be found on our LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/civicmediacenter. Masks and social distancing are required, but if you have any other questions feel free to reach out to us.

As we continue to organize and push forward, volunteers are beginning to develop some programming ideas to re-energize the community and raise funds. Ideas include bike maintenance day, self-defense classes and an outdoor music show. 

We are always looking for more people to plug in and get involved, so we encourage you to join a volunteer meeting or get in touch through email or social media. 

Summer is a slow time for the CMC, and we welcome any donations to help us pay rent and allow us to continue providing a space for important organizing. If you’d like to get more detailed updates, sign up for our bi-weekly email newsletter using the link above. 

We hope to see you soon. 

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