Who We Are
What is the Imagine Community?
Please see a wonderful introduction packet (http://imaginewarmingcenters.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/introduction-package.pdf)
We are a non-profit organization working to open a day time warming center in Ann Arbor, which will also serve as a daytime free of charge community center open to all. We believe that no one should sleep outside in the Michigan winter, and everyone should have a space to explore their creativity, talent and productivity.
At the moment we are operating a daytime program at the Delonis Center, which includes arts and crafts, creative writing and music. We aspire to create solidarity between homed and homeless people by providing space and materials for people to work together. We see ourselves not as a charitable organization but as a hub of creative people who inspire each other.
How to get involved?
1. Imagine @ Delonis: Fridays, 9:00-10:30am and 1:30-4pm, 312 W. Huron St.. You don’t have to be an artist, or a poet or a musician. If you are free on Fridays, come by for part or all of the day, make a collage or necklace, paint a picture, write a poem, sing a song or just hang out. If you feel like helping out with cleaning or setting up, or if you have something to teach, that’s cool too. On Saturdays, 10-12, Henry has been teaching a watercolor class. Loads of fun.
2. Planning meetings: Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Public Library. Come help organize activities, protests, fundraisers and other actions. First and Third Monday of the Month, 7 p.m., we are often present at City Council Meetings, at City Hall, 301 E. Huron Street (Huron and Fifth).
In one of meeting at St. Andrew’s we did the work of imagining our communal space, and this is what came out: