[Noisebridge-discuss] Unfairly removed, banned without consensus, and given no warning

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 05:15:24 UTC 2015

(Context: https://twitter.com/DocPop/status/568861286328442881)

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>

> I dunno, using Noisebridge's supplies to tell people that "locals" hate
> them and they should leave the city sounds pretty unexcellent to me.
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Jeanine Otter <jeanieotter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi! I just wanted to share what happened to me when I was removed from
>> the space.
>> First off, I'm a somewhat new regular in the space, coming for a couple
>> of years, and some people may know me for working on web mapping, and full
>> stack development. I also had been pumping up my event for the "Transgender
>> Violence Mapping Project" scheduled for Thursday.
>> As a student of city planning, a native Californian, a socialist, and an
>> activist, I am disgusted by the situation in San Francisco today. In
>> California, all progressive change comes from citizen led initiatives, and
>> I am scared of the capitalists who recently moved here, who think
>> capitalism and deregulation is progressive. Capitalism and deregulation are
>> why the tech industry is known for systemic racism, sexism, bro culture,
>> and worse.
>> I don't feel like I need to justify my politics to you all, but I want
>> you to know what influenced me when making propaganda directed at
>> gentrifiers and nouveau rich capitalists who are colonizing neighborhoods
>> like the Mission and the Bayview where people of color are getting kicked
>> out.
>> I whipped up some propaganda and wanted to take it to the street. The
>> first time, I printed at a local print shop. The next time I was working on
>> my propaganda, it was at Noisebridge. I printed about 25 pages there.
>> After printing, Torrie, a member who I had talked to earlier that day,
>> who had disagreed with my propaganda and who justified gentrification and
>> removal of middle income families to me, approached my friends and I and
>> said "What the fuck is this? You're not welcome here and you need to
>> leave." As we packed our bags, Torrie and her friend stood right next to
>> us, glaring with their arms crossed. They followed us out the door and
>> glared at us as we went down the hall.
>> Now I noticed I'm on the 86 list. It says on there that the decision to
>> 86 some of the people was reached by a consensus. I don't think there was
>> any consensus here. I will be present at the next meeting to discuss this.
>> I have always had a tenuous relationship with this space. In this space I
>> was told women are better at making babies than programmers. I have been
>> told that transgender people get "too butthurt about things". But because
>> this is a public space, I want to clean that shit up, and make this place
>> better. That's why I come back, and that's why I am having an event here
>> for Trans Women of Color here Thursday.
>> I understand that you may disagree with my politics, and you may think
>> it's not a great message, but removing an anti-gentrification activists
>> because it makes "some members uncomfortable" is a farce. Propaganda should
>> make you feel uncomfortable. And it's not my manifesto, it's just a noise
>> in the din surrounding the hot topic issue.
>> So I ask you all: Can we discuss me being 86ed, and the state of me
>> hosting an event in the space SOON, because I need to know if I need to
>> find a new venue. I also would like to discuss the inappropriate actions of
>> Torrie.
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