COMMUNITY REPAIR EVENTS
Details About Upcoming Events and Volunteering
"Folks who know how to fix things, getting together to help folks who don't, bringing broken things back to life."
Transition Berkeley & Cal Zero Waste Repair Café
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Berkeley Technology Academy
2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
To register go to: www.transitionberkeley.org
Do you have BROKEN ITEMS you don't want to send to the landfill?
Are you someone with DIY REPAIR SKILLS or enjoy HELPING WITH EVENTS?
Here’s the perfect event for you...the REPAIR CAFE!
Come to this gathering where community members help each other repair what’s broken!
All household items welcome, including LAMPS, CLOTHING, TOYS, FURNITURE, ELECTRONICS, APPLIANCES, BICYCLES etc. BRING ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
This event is FREE and intended to empower us to repair. It is not a free drop-off repair service. There is no guarantee that your item will be fully repaired, but hopefully you will have a fun learning experience.
Please register to:
1. GET HELP REPAIRING your broken item.
2. VOLUNTEER with REPAIR or
3. HELP with EVENT SUPPORT!
Registering helps us manage the event and pre-registering your broken item could reduce your wait time.
Public transportation encouraged. Accessible by AC Transit and walkable from Downtown Berkeley or Ashby BART. Bike parking and car parking available. ADA Accessible.
FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated to cover costs and host future events!
Cafe: Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring your own cup/utensils to reduce waste.
Berkeley Public Library
The next Fixit Clinic at the Libary is in the works for January 2020
Check back here for details.
Tarea Hall Pittman Branch / Tool Lending Library
1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Help fix and host with Fixit Clinics throughout The Bay, go to: Coach
Other Fixit Clinics in the Bay Area:
Fixit Clinic is a do-it-together, hands-on, STEM-based fix-n-learn, community-based exploration and discovery workshop for all ages.
→ A Free Workshop!
NOT free repair services.
Fixit Clinics are free participatory events!
A 4:30 minute video orientation to Fixit Clinic:
Two Formats -- Fixit Clinics and Repair Cafés
The heart of both is fixing — community members come together to help each other repair what’s broken. Neither is a free repair service — they’re free participatory events. Participants work with volunteer fixers toward repairs.
The differences? Fixit Clinics are explore-and-discover STEM workshops focused on learning through fixing. Repair Cafés are also concerned with developing social infrastructure and community resilience, so also host complementary activities related to repair, reuse and community well-being.
See The Vision for information about Community Repair Events and the differences and commonalities between Fixit Clinics, Repair Cafés and other formats.
Sign up here to join a pool of volunteers we maintain for additional Repair initiatives The Culture of Repair Project is involved in — Community Repair Events, Repair in the Schools, Advocacy and related. Whatever your skill or interest, there’s a place for helping out — fixing, hosting, organizing, documenting, web work, thinking ….