URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE
THE AUTONOMOUS CENTRE OF EDINBURGH
This is an urgent appeal. ACE needs to find a new building as the owners are very likely to soon sell our premises at 17 West Montgomery Place, where we have been based since 1997. This comes at a time when, with the pandemic curtailing fund-raising, our funds have run low.
ACE is the base for many groups and struggles against capitalism, racism, patriarchy and all oppression. For our activity to continue we are in urgent need of donations to cover our running costs, and to enable us to afford the rent in new premises – we know from our research that the rent in new premises will be much higher.
We need your solidarity to save the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE)
To survive we need more regular donations and more involvement from our activist community and beyond.
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The importance of a genuinely autonomous centre has been shown during the pandemic. Working through ACE, groups like Mutual Aid Edinburgh, Oficina Precaria and Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty have distributed thousands of pounds worth of direct food solidarity, fostered mutual aid and informed and supported people to claim their rights. See below for the latest initiative at ACE, the weekly One Stop Emergency Shop run every thursday at West Montgomery Place.
Please also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved with our long-term plan! We want to raise funds, buy a suitable property and set up a large social centre with space for everyone, perhaps even run a cooperative café!! To achieve this, we need support from individuals, and involvement of other radical groups in Edinburgh interested in working with us!
Please help us save the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE)
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