April 14th: General Assembly

place: Soziales Zentrum, Josephstraße 2 (directions)

Dear utilizers of the Kost-Nix shop,

some of you may already have noticed that we are planning an assembly next Sunday. Much has happened in the past months and we find it very helpful to create a space where we can all come together to decide on framework conditions that will positively change the situation of the store. Necessary structures, which should better regulate the interaction between the people in the shop, the organized utilizers can’t determine alone, but they are strongly interested in giving all people who use the shop the possibility to make their voices heard.

In recent weeks, situations have often arisen that have been perceived as unfair by several people. To prevent such situations from occurring again, there is a strong need for binding rules that create order, which give both the organisers and the utilizers security in their actions. In the Assembly we would like to identify problems that promote the feeling of injustice and at the same time find solutions for it.

It is also important for us to reach people who are convinced of the idea of the Kost-Nix shop, but who stay away because they do not feel comfortable for certain reasons. We can only create an improvement if we talk together about how to deal with each other and decide what works and what doesn’t work.

The plenary meeting should take place at 12 noon in the social centre. We start with a round of getting to know each other, then the problems are to be collected and clear solutions for a concrete problem are to be worked out in small groups. Then follows the vegan/vegetarian lunch and when everyone is well strengthened again, the solution proposals are to be presented to the whole group.
We will attach great importance to the fact that at the end of the afternoon we will make binding decisions on how to deal with each other in the future.

We are very much looking forward to the different perspectives and views, which will give the project a common vision only through the exchange.

Your Kost-Nix Shop Orga-Team