Can you imagine a commercial space that stands with and for the community, gives more than it takes, and also serves delicious coffee s donuts? I sat down with founders Iris Bainum-Houle and Virginia Bauman to talk about finding community, running a commercial space, and how to hold members accountable.
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You hope it never happens but it does. Do you have advice for how to reprimand people and to hold other people accountable in a constructive way? I think the most important thing is not to make it personal but make it about their behavior.
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Is it organizing marches? Is it getting involved in activism work?
Is it holding a meetup at a coffee-shop once a month and getting people together? Is it going out in groups and going to screenings?
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Photos by Molly Adams Can you imagine a commercial space that stands with and for the community, gives more than it takes, and also serves delicious coffee and donuts? Iris left and Virgina right. Molly Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer.
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