The Rosehip Medic Collective will host a Story-Gathering and Pre-release party, Sunday November 17th from 6pm – 9pm at the Waypost Cafe (3120 N Williams Ave, Portland).
At this event the Rosehips will share the teaser pamphlet for the Alternatives to EMS (2.0) Anthology and be on hand with audio recording and/or pen and paper to take down your stories of individual and group successes or learning moments in working towards community-directed care for inclusion the anthology, we plan to release in Winter. If you don’t have particular stories in mind, but want to share your experiences, HAVE NO FEAR! We will have a guiding set of questions and are very interested in hearing from you. Attributed and anonymous submissions are welcome, and all submissions and interviews will be sent to the author/interviewee for editing before publication, so please don’t worry if you aren’t sure you will be your most articulate.
In addition to the teaser pamphlet, there will be light music, other Rosehip zines, and food/beverages available for sale. If you don’t have a story to share, but would like to come socialize with us and hear what projects are underway, please join us!
We are also very interested in the storie s of people not in the Portland area, people we don’t know, and with whom we might not share much in common. The people whose voices we hope to include come from many political, social, and healthcare backgrounds–some very much part of and others completely rejecting establishment models. For more information on what kinds of submissions we will take and how to get them to us, see the Alternatives to EMS 2.0 callout and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility: the two entrances to the Waypost Cafe are ground-level single doors that should be accessible for at least some wheelchairs (dimensions to come). There is one gender-neutral restroom up a small stairway with a railing. If you have other accessibility questions for the venue please feel free to contact the Waypost at (503) 367-3182.
If there is any accommodation or support you would like from us make this event accessible to you, please email us or speak with one of the Rosehips the night of.