A node is a discrete project or practice which operates at the WCCW site. A symbiotic relationship, nodes use the WCCW space, network, and institutional structure in an ongoing way while simultaneously elevating the resources available to WCCW members and the larger community.
The Feminist Library on Wheels
Directed by Dawn Finley & Jenn Witte
The Feminist Library on Wheels, or FLOW, is a multimedia collection of feminist texts, artifacts and ephemera available to as diverse an audience in the Los Angeles area as possible, by bicycle. They house their main branch of this lending library in WCCW’s Lounge and are present in the space via weekly library hours. Dawn and Jenn are also active in many other WCCW activities such as various committees and programming.
Become a Friend of FLOW by donating to help keep this awesome program going!
Earth Activation Group
Directed by Sarah Rara & Becky Stark
The earth activation group is dedicated to Re-Aligning Humans with the Earth, most usually in the form of native plant and pollinator garden education and activation. They maintain our garden and outside areas. A connected project to the Earth Activation Group is a choir called the LA River Choir or the LA Ladies Choir, which can sometimes be heard singing out back by the river and participates in Earth Activation events.
WCCW Community Programming
These regularly-scheduled events are hosted at the WCCW by our community members. A great way for newcomers to get to know the WCCW! All community programs are free or donation based.
Hosted by Amelia Steely
This is monthly group critique night, moderated by Amelia Steely. Folks share what they do, offer feedback, and get to know other artists in their community. Each month, four artists present their work at a different LA-based artist’s studio. This event is free, but space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and get details.
Feminist Reading Group
Hosted by Dawn Finley & Eileen Ybarra
The Feminist Reading Group is a community working to understand ourselves, the worlds we occupy, and the texts we read in deep, truthful, respectful, and joyful ways. The Group explores many themes: feminist histories, race, class, gender, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationship,
conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others. Members are invited to participate in an open process of sharing, to be generous and honest with ourselves and others through our thoughts and actions, when speaking and when listening. Join the email list for more info!
How We Organize
Hosted by Sophie Trauberman
This is a reading and discussion group that invites conversation between artists, organizers, and anyone else interested in discussing, critiquing, and imagining alternatives to the non-profit organization as the best model for organizing communities. Readings from The Revolution Will Not Be Funded, an anthology of essays about the industrialization of the non-profit organization model, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence– as well as texts about critiquing the non-profit model for arts organization will be the foundation for our conversation.
Hosted by Gilda Davidian
HEY BABY is a meet-up group for feminist parents and their babies. Email Gilda.Davidian@gmail.com for location and details.
Mapping Feminist LA
Hosted by Leana Scott
Mapping Feminist LA is a working group developing a collaborative map of feminist resources in LA.
One Axe Plays
Directed by April Wolfe
One Axe Plays is a film & theater collective for women writers, directors, actors, comedians, and those who defy categories. Through group showcases, singular productions, short films, and the Pilot Light reading series, they promote the work and stories of women and build a thriving network, where creators can collaborate and consistently produce high-quality pieces for public enjoyment. In other words: they meet and make.
Hosted by Harpreet Kaur
Join Harpreet Kaur for Yoga at WCCW every Saturday from 10-11:30am. Bring your own mat and water. $5-10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.