While Omicron has delayed the start (or re-start) of many in-person community repair events, come join these online virtual global Mutual Aid Repair initiatives: Discord: 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿 and 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗙𝗶𝘅𝗜𝘁 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰𝘀.
-Discord: 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿 is an online resource for knowledge sharing and training amongst repairers where they can broaden skills, share skills, cross-train, and bring items they’re struggling to repair on their own (“stumpers”.) It’s available 24x7 around-the-clock around-the-world and provides backup to on-site repairers when they encounter something they’re unfamiliar with.
-At monthly 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗙𝗶𝘅𝗜𝘁 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰𝘀 you present your broken item to a global assembly of expert community repairers and get suggestions for things to try. After all items have been presented, items/participants and repairers move to Zoom breakout rooms to implement the tips and hopefully, fix the items. (We are happy to set up language-specific Zoom breakout rooms – just ask!)
The next world-wide Intergalactic Zoom Fixit Clinic is this Saturday Jan 15: it’s Zoom hosted from Ontario, Canada but anyone anywhere in the world is welcome to Zoom in. Bring your community or organization’s broken things for repair, help fix, or just observe. (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/fixitclinic_omicron-or-not-our-mutual-aid-efforts-through-activity-6885779380241600512-LQ-3 )
Interested? There are different sign-up links for items and repairers:
-Items: Do you have something broken? Register the item at http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin
-Repairers: Are you a repairer who wants to help fix? Or an aspiring repairer who wants to just observe? RSVP at http://bit.ly/fixitcoachsignup
Looking forward to seeing you there (virtually, that is!) -Peter