NAVEL Located in Downtown Los Angeles, NAVEL is a test site for collectivity and kinship where people from a range of backgrounds and skillsets feel welcomed and supported to imagine a more just, creative, and collaborative world.
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On August 30, 22 groups pitched their idea for ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020! Thank you to all who participated and proposed grou...
09/24/2020

On August 30, 22 groups pitched their idea for ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020! Thank you to all who participated and proposed groups for the Fall 2020 cycle ๐Ÿ’•

We are proud to support five ASSEMBLIES which were selected via a vote by the NAVEL community.

The Fall 2020 ASSEMBLIES are:

โ–ช๏ธafronowism ep III, organized by black beyond @blackbeyond_

โ–ช๏ธ#F**kTheSystem: Liberation Via Black QT Sex Magik, organized by Bee Coleman

โ–ช๏ธFull-Bodied Expression as Public Health : A Focus on Hip Magic, organized by Anise S. Hines Theus @sapeach + Naomi Mack @naomi.mack

โ–ช๏ธHealth, Racism and Wellness with Miss Barbie-Q, organized by TRANScending Art @missbarbieqla

โ–ช๏ธQueering Surrender: Expanding, Embodying, Remembering, organized by Jenevieve Ting @tingrolls & Jasmine Lin @allthatjasss

Read the full announcement on our website via the link in our bio to learn more about each group and how to sign up to participate. ๐Ÿ”—

The deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 4 at the end of the day โœจ

09/24/2020

On August 30, 22 groups pitched their idea for ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020! Thank you to all who participated and proposed groups for the Fall 2020 cycle ๐Ÿ’•

We are proud to support five ASSEMBLIES which were selected via a vote by the NAVEL community.

The Fall 2020 ASSEMBLIES are:

โ–ช๏ธafronowism ep III, organized by black beyond @blackbeyond_

โ–ช๏ธ#F**kTheSystem: Liberation Via Black QT Sex Magik, organized by Bee Coleman

โ–ช๏ธFull-Bodied Expression as Public Health : A Focus on Hip Magic, organized by Anise S. Hines Theus @sapeach + Naomi Mack @naomi.mack

โ–ช๏ธHealth, Racism and Wellness with Miss Barbie-Q, organized by TRANScending Art @missbarbieqla

โ–ช๏ธQueering Surrender: Expanding, Embodying, Remembering, organized by Jenevieve Ting @tingrolls & Jasmine Lin @allthatjasss

Read the full announcement on our website via the link in our bio to learn more about each group and how to sign up to participate. ๐Ÿ”—

The deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 4 at the end of the day โœจ

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09/17/2020

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๐Ÿ’ซโฃ 6ยฐ ๐Ÿ’ซ a single-day virtual symposium with @artandpractice @theundergroundmuseum @craftcontemporary @navel.la @theicala...
09/17/2020

๐Ÿ’ซโฃ 6ยฐ ๐Ÿ’ซ a single-day virtual symposium with @artandpractice @theundergroundmuseum @craftcontemporary @navel.la @theicala @materialsandapplicationsโ โ €
โฃJoin us at 6DEGREES.LA on SEPTEMBER 19 from 10 AM - 5 PM PST for 6ยฐโฃโ โ €
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Art+Practice โœป Craft Contemporary โœป ICA LA โœป Materials & Applications โœป NAVEL โœป The Underground Museumโฃโ โ €
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6ยฐ is a single-day virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations. Tune in for individually presented programs from each institution, as we aim to begin a collective and open conversation around racial inequalities in the art world. โฃ#6degreeslaโ โ €
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10 AM โ€“ Organizing as Architectural Labor (@materialsandapplications)โ โ €
11 AM โ€“ Making L.A. Arts Education More Equitable (@artandpractice)โ โ €
12 PM โ€“ This Must Be The Place: Practicing Divestment, Investment, and Sharing Power (@navel.laโ โ €
2 PM โ€“ Building Community Within Our Community (@theundergroundmuseum)โ โ €
3 PM โ€“ To the Past, Towards the Future (@craftcontemporary)โ โ €
4 PM โ€“ Support for Coalitions / Coalitions for Support (@theicala)โ โ €
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All times PST and subject to change due to live events. Visit 6degrees.la for all the details! Link in bio ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’žThis Thursday September 3 from 6-7pm PDT, join us to share what youโ€™ve bee...
08/30/2020

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’ž

This Thursday September 3 from 6-7pm PDT, join us to share what youโ€™ve been up to, how you are feeling, and what you need from the community. This is an informal space to foster kinship, and exchange and discuss whatโ€™s happening at NAVEL.

โžก๏ธRSVP via the link in bio to receive the zoom info.

โœจHosted by Yewande Pearse, Irina Contreras and Celine Kuklowsky, who are community representatives on the NAVEL Board of Directors.โœจ

@yewan_days @cocacolachola @celinekuk

RSVP for ASSEMBLIES Pitch Meeting This Sunday ๐Ÿ’œ โ €โ €We are blown away by the 24 proposals submitted for ASSEMBLIES Fall 20...
08/27/2020

RSVP for ASSEMBLIES Pitch Meeting This Sunday ๐Ÿ’œ โ €
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We are blown away by the 24 proposals submitted for ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020. The organizers of these groups are hard at work preparing pitches to the community about their idea for 12 weeks of collaborative learning, research and discussion.โ €
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This Fall, ASSEMBLIES groups are creatively and critically engaging with social and racial justice, black liberation, anti-racism/oppression, with a focus on mutual aid and creative initiatives that redistribute resources, actively dismantle white supremacy and challenge the individualism of capitalist culture.โ €
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Interested in participating in an ASSEMBLY?๐ŸŒฑโ €
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Join us this Sunday, August 30 from 4-6pm PDT at the Pitch Meeting where organizers will have three minutes to present an idea for an ASSEMBLY they would like to lead this Fall.โ €
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Following the Pitch Meeting, five groups will be elected to participate this Fall via a vote by members of the NAVEL community and you can sign up to join these groups beginning September 16. ๐Ÿ’•โ €
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Learn More & RSVP via the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”—

We're looking for a fierce Community Program Intern who will work closely with the NAVEL team on ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020, a...
08/20/2020

We're looking for a fierce Community Program Intern who will work closely with the NAVEL team on ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020, an online group exhibition organized by NAVEL Collective Residents and Members, our participation in creamcake's 3HD festival, and other ongoing NAVEL Membership activities and events.โ โ €
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Students with an interest in new models for cultural production, non-hierarchical decision making and curation, and developing experimental, multidisciplinary and subversive projects in a caring, kinship-focused community are especially encouraged to apply via the link in our bio by August 31. ๐Ÿ”—โ โ €
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Thanks to a grant by @lacountyarts we are excited to offer a stipend of $6,000 to the chosen intern (approx. 400 hours completed between September 2020 & March 2021). All applicants must verify they meet Los Angeles County eligibility requirements. โ โ €
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We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, womxn, and people with disabilities.

Need help with the application? Reach out to [email protected]

The "Practical Guide to ASSEMBLIES" is an attempt to consolidate our collective learning and reflections on the creation...
08/20/2020

The "Practical Guide to ASSEMBLIES" is an attempt to consolidate our collective learning and reflections on the creation and facilitation of braver, collaborative and caring spaces for learning. Check it out via the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”—โ โ €
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This guide is a result of feedback and ongoing conversations with ASSEMBLIES participants and organizers, about the rewards and challenges of collaborative learning, as well as the fun (and less fun parts), of organizing and facilitatingโ€”in other words, what works, what didnโ€™t, what might. In the spirit of this iterative and collaborative process, this guide is deliberately a google document and is a work-in-progress draft. This way, it can easily be shared and modified as the program evolves and continues to be shaped by its participants. ๐Ÿ’• โ โ €
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Thinking about submitting to the open call for Fall 2020 ASSEMBLIES? Applications are due Sunday, August 23 at 11:59PM PDT. More info via link in our bio. โ โ €
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Guide Illustrations and document design by Alice Yuan Zhang @aliceyuanzhang. Text by @amandavincelli. Contributions by all ASSEMBLIES organizers and participants.

This Spring, the Workshopping Work Beyond Capitalism ASSEMBLY met remotely to envision the post-capitalist workplace. Al...
08/19/2020

This Spring, the Workshopping Work Beyond Capitalism ASSEMBLY met remotely to envision the post-capitalist workplace. Along the way, the group evolved their intent to become a space to process the pandemic together.โ โ €
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"We realized what was really valuable was holding space in a regular cadence. In such a space we could process what was going on in the world, explore complex ideas, learn from each other, and reinforce our values in a culture constantly pulling us away from them." โ โ €
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What resulted from their 12 weeks together includes an ongoing event under the working title Solidarity Club (learn more at SolidarityClub.org), as well as member work by Cedric Tai, Anise Hines, Emaline Friedman and Colombene Gorton. Explore the full archive of this ASSEMBLY via the link in bio. ๐Ÿ”—โ โ €
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This ASSEMBLY was organized by Colombene Gorton @columbine & Emaline Friedman.โ โ €
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Have an idea for a collaborative learning group you'd like to organize? The deadline to submit a proposal for an ASSEMBLY for Fall 2020 is this Sunday, August 23 at 11:59PM PDT. Learn more via the link in our bio.

ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020โ €Deadline Extended: August 23 ๐Ÿ—“โ €โ €This Fall, NAVEL welcomes all to propose ASSEMBLIES which are creat...
08/13/2020

ASSEMBLIES Fall 2020โ €
Deadline Extended: August 23 ๐Ÿ—“โ €
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This Fall, NAVEL welcomes all to propose ASSEMBLIES which are creatively and critically engaging with social, economic and environmental justice. While we welcome proposals of all kinds, we are particularly seeking groups with an intersectional and pleasure activistic approach to social and racial justice, black liberation, anti-racism/oppression, and with a focus on mutual aid and creative initiatives that redistribute resources, actively dismantle white supremacy and challenge the individualism of capitalist culture. Or, as adrienne maree brown puts it: how can we make our work towards justice and liberation pleasurable?โ €
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All ASSEMBLIES will be hosted online and we will provide a $700 stipend per group for organizers and offer an anti-racism/oppression training for all participants. โ €
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The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 11:59PM PST. Everyone submitting a proposal is asked to present publicly on Sunday, August 30 from 4-6PM PST. Learn more about how to propose via the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’žJoin us to share what youโ€™ve been up to, how you are feeling, and what you...
08/05/2020

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’ž

Join us to share what youโ€™ve been up to, how you are feeling, and what you need from the community. This is an informal space to foster kinship, and exchange and discuss whatโ€™s happening at NAVEL.

โžก๏ธRSVP via the link in bio to receive the zoom info.

โœจHosted by Yewande Pearse, Irina Contreras and Celine Kuklowsky, who are community representatives on the NAVEL Board of Directors.โœจ

@yewan_days @cocacolachola @celinekuk

๐‘ต๐‘จ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘ณ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’† ๐‘จ๐‘บ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ๐‘ด๐‘ฉ๐‘ณ๐‘ฐ๐‘ฌ๐‘บ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’, ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’“๐’๐’๐’Ž...
07/28/2020

๐‘ต๐‘จ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘ณ ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’† ๐‘จ๐‘บ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ๐‘ด๐‘ฉ๐‘ณ๐‘ฐ๐‘ฌ๐‘บ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’, ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’“๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’†.โ โ €
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This Fall, we are particularly seeking groups with an intersectional and pleasure activistic approach to social and racial justice, black liberation, anti-racism/oppression, and with a focus on mutual aid and creative initiatives that redistribute resources, actively dismantle white supremacy and challenge the individualism of capitalist culture. โ โ €
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And, as adrienne maree brown puts it: ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ ๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’” ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†?โ โ €
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All ASSEMBLIES will be hosted online, and this Fall we are pleased to be able to provide a $700 stipend per group for organizers and offer an anti-racism/oppression training for all participants.โ โ €
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All are welcome to apply regardless of background, experience, ability or expertise. ๐‘ธ๐‘ป๐‘ฉ๐‘ฐ๐‘ท๐‘ถ๐‘ช ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’š.โ โ €
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โœจ ๐Ž๐๐„๐ ๐‚๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐ƒ๐„๐€๐ƒ๐‹๐ˆ๐๐„ โœจโ โ €
๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—๐๐Œ ๐๐ƒ๐“โ โ €
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Learn more about ASSEMBLIES and how to submit a proposal via the ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’.โ โ €
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๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ 2020 ๐˜ˆ๐˜š๐˜š๐˜Œ๐˜”๐˜‰๐˜“๐˜๐˜Œ๐˜š ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ

How can continuous practices sustain important conversations, enable slow experimentation, and cultivate trust across di...
07/08/2020

How can continuous practices sustain important conversations, enable slow experimentation, and cultivate trust across digital space? โฃ
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In the coming months, virtual care lab will support ideas that practice collective care as a routine or series of gatherings. โฃSome starter ideas we are interested in: political organizing hour โš–๏ธ, neighborhood sound walks ๐Ÿƒ, virtual community field trips ๐Ÿ’ฌ, and shared meal parties ๐Ÿฅ˜. โฃ
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Submit an idea on their website: virtualcarelab.com ๐Ÿ“ฅ or join our brainstorm during Lab Hour, every Sunday at 2-3pm PST on Discord โ˜Ž๏ธ

This moment cannot just be a temporary surge in white guilt leading to reactionary care and support. We must all make pl...
07/01/2020

This moment cannot just be a temporary surge in white guilt leading to reactionary care and support. We must all make plans for ongoing action and practices of solidarity for funds and creative ecosystems that support black folks.

In an effort to encourage recurring support, weโ€™re launching a matching campaign for ongoing support for the movement for Black liberation and racial justice.

NAVEL will match up to $3,000 in recurring donations or monthly membership dues to organizations, collectives, funds, and organizing efforts towards Black liberation.

Hereโ€™s how it works:
1. Send us a copy of a receipt for your ongoing/recurring donation or membership dues to an organization or fund by DMing us on IG or emailing us at [email protected]. Weโ€™ll match any membership or recurring donation made after June 1, 2020.
2. For the next 6 months, weโ€™ll amplify your ongoing donation or membership dues by matching your monthly amount to your org or cause.
3. At the end of the 6 months, we encourage you to maintain your monthly giving and ongoing support to your chosen organization, fund, collective, or effort.
4. Feel free to use this list weโ€™ve compiled to find a fund or cause to support. We also are huge fans of @annika.izoraโ€™s list of Creative Ecosystems and Funds Supporting Black Folks.

We'll publish a list of supported collectives, orgs, funds, and initiatives as we match memberships and donations, and will continue to encourage NAVEL community members to sustain the movement for Black lives with meaningful, ongoing support.

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Any questions? Reach out to [email protected]

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’žJoin us to share what youโ€™ve been up to, how you are feeling, and what you...
06/30/2020

๐Ÿ’ž๐‘จ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐‘ด๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐Ÿ’ž

Join us to share what youโ€™ve been up to, how you are feeling, and what you need from the community. This is an informal space to foster kinship, and exchange and discuss whatโ€™s happening at NAVEL.

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โœจHosted by Yewande Pearse, Irina Contreras and Celine Kuklowsky, who are community representatives on the NAVEL Board of Directors.โœจ

@yewan_days @cocacolachola @celinekuk

@PrideIsAProtest is a project by queer illustrator and NAVEL member Win Mixter @minwix.By centering on stories of resist...
06/28/2020

@PrideIsAProtest is a project by queer illustrator and NAVEL member Win Mixter @minwix.

By centering on stories of resistance, the project tries to recapture some of the brave and defiant ways in which queers have liberated themselves and demanded their own freedoms over the last 50+ years.

This project is a part of the San Francisco Arts Commissionโ€™s Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster series, responding to this yearโ€™s theme, โ€˜Celebrating 50 Years of Gay Pride.โ€™ From now until August 31, 2020, the 36 unique posters are on display in Muni bus kiosks along Market Street in SF, from Embarcadero to Civic Center.

For the project, Mixter focuses on the many firsts that have occurred in SF, from the first National Deaf Gay & Lesbian Center, to the first openly gay man to run for public office, to the worldโ€™s first queer theater company. His aim is to represent a wide variety of the queer community, recognizing 18 people, places, and protests that have made SF one of the worldโ€™s queer epicenters.

With in-person Pride celebrations (typically end of June) cancelled worldwide this year due to COVID-19, and a huge surge in anti-racist revolutionary activity, itโ€™s a more important time than ever to think about what Pride means. This project recognizes and aims to elevate the potency of intersectional organizing.

For more information, check out Winโ€™s website, www.PrideIsAProtest.com, which has collected images, videos, and writing about each of the 18 subjects memorialized in the project.

Image of Gay Freedom Day 1978 from the SF Chronicle; the Trans March 2017 image is by photographer Drago Renteria (@dragomedia).

These days itโ€™s nice to hear good news. Weโ€™re happy to report some back to you. Read on for a full update โฉWe feel incre...
06/26/2020

These days itโ€™s nice to hear good news. Weโ€™re happy to report some back to you. Read on for a full update โฉ

We feel incredibly fortunate to have secured funding to keep us afloat through the new year. To steward this gift and co-create a just and equitable future, we need the voices of every member of our community.

Sign up to get involved and stay up to date on our plans via the link in our bio. ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Gemini Season!โ โ €โ โ €For last year's SOLSTICE, artist @ilanakozlov interpreted NAVEL's natal chart, enlightening us o...
05/21/2020

Happy Gemini Season!โ โ €
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For last year's SOLSTICE, artist @ilanakozlov interpreted NAVEL's natal chart, enlightening us on the cosmic energies at play surrounding our rebirth in 2018 in the midst of Gemini season โ™ŠSlide over to check out Ilana's full reading of NAVEL and then DM her for your own booking ๐Ÿ’•

Help shape the future of NAVEL! ๐ŸŒฑ โ €โ €Take the Community Census via the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”—โ €โ €We have spent the past weeks of...
05/15/2020

Help shape the future of NAVEL! ๐ŸŒฑ โ €
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Take the Community Census via the link in our bio ๐Ÿ”—โ €
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We have spent the past weeks of isolation reevaluating what we do and how to best serve the community moving forward. The answers from this brief 8-10 minute survey will shape the plans weโ€™re making for an eventual reopening of the space (including how we direct the funds raised by the community). โ €
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Participate via the link in our bio before May 31 to be entered to win a NAVEL gift bag including a KIN hoodie, the 0.1% & Sofra Daymeh zines, an AESOP travel set, and a year-long BFF Membership! ๐Ÿ’•โ €
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Graphics designed by @notyrhomie

๐—ช๐—ฌ๐——? (๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š)โ โ €On Sunday May 10 from 11am-1pm, join us on Zoom for WYD?, an intimate and informal monthly gathering w...
05/06/2020

๐—ช๐—ฌ๐——? (๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š)
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On Sunday May 10 from 11am-1pm, join us on Zoom for WYD?, an intimate and informal monthly gathering where members of the extended NAVEL community come together to present, test, perform, share, screen and talk about their work, practice, thoughts and current research topics.โ โ €
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Organized and curated by the artist and Collective Resident @ninasarnelle , WYD?(Out There) is a twist on our regular WYD? event, which usually takes place at our space in LA. Without the ability to gather in person, we are taking the opportunity to invite artists, who are not based in LA, to present about their work to the NAVEL community. โ โ €
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For this first round, we are thrilled to have artists Felix Kalmenson @pics4laffs (Tbilisi, Georgia), Steve Gurysh @stevegurysh (Pittsburgh, USA) and Misael Soto @misaelsoto (Miami, USA).โ โ €
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Register for Free ใ€ฐ๏ธlink in bio - events RSVP ใ€ฐ๏ธ

Image credits:
1-5-8: Felix Kalmenson
3-7: Misael Soto
4-6-9: Steve Gurysh @ ZOOM

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NAVEL is a non-profit cultural organization and multipurpose community space with a central location in downtown Los Angeles. We empower a range of creative projects and practices that ignite our collective imaginaries and expand our capacity to cooperate in holistic, pleasurable and emergent ways. Through membership, programs and events, we bring people together and create opportunities to engage and experiment with caring and collaborative ways of thinking, being, organizing and making.

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