|Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM|
We are amazed by the response to our announcement yesterday about closing our current location. We appreciate all the support that has been expressed for the Long Beach Free Store and the work that Catalyst is doing to help people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources.
We wanted to be clear that it os not our intent to fight the decision made by the Art Exchange or to make appeals for us to stay.
Catalyst and our Long Beach Free Store program’s intent is to focus on moving forward productively so that we can continue promoting the values of sharing and reciprocity between neighbors in any community.
We know that there is a broader conversation happening about how to cultivate a vibrant arts culture in our very diverse community. Many people have different perspectives for what that looks like. It is our hope that these important conversations happen through the lens of respect, creativity, and empathy.
Please stay connected with us through our Facebook pages for both the Long Beach Free Store and also the Catalyst Network of Communities, and at our web site at www.lbfreestore.com. If you would like to help sustain our efforts, you can make a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/46lrqw.