This is a nascent and therefore growing list of websites that refer to the real, larger MRCC:
AREA Chicago, IL. researching art, education, and activist practices within the city of Chicago and producing and strengthening networks among grassroots practitioners.
Allied Media Conference Detroit, Michigan. A gathering “held every summer in Detroit, we unite the worlds of media and communications, technology, education and social justice.”
Beyond Vineyard & Winery West Lima, Wisconsin. Viticulture is permaculture!
Black Oaks Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Pembroke Township, IL. Helps communities reduce their carbon footprint and fossil fuel use.
Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership Detroit, Michigan. “We believe in the power of ideas to change ourselves and our reality. We also believe that people at the grassroots have both the capacity and the necessity to develop pro-active strategies for organizing and revitalizing our communities.”
Defenders of the Land Canada. “A network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008.”
Dreamtime Village West Lima, Wisconsin.
Experimental Station Chicago, Illinois. An “incubator of innovative cultural, educational, and environmental projects and small-scale enterprises.”
Growing Power Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Heavy Duty Press Viroqua, Wisconsin
Hook Paper Pottery LaPorte, Indiana
Labadie Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan. “The oldest research collection of radical history in the United States, documenting a wide variety of international social protest movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”
Madison Autonomous University Madison, Wisconsin. An organization devoted to creating and facilitating radical education, research, and knowledge production projects.
Mess Hall Chicago, Illinois. An experimental cultural center in Rogers Park neighborhood.
Nonstop Institute Yellow Springs, Ohio. An “organization facilitating and presenting educational events, artistic, cultural and academic works and advancing socially conscientious public dialogue.”
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative Madison, Wisconsin.
Tamms Year Ten Illinois. Campaign for prison reform in Illinois.
Unsettling Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Unsettling Minnesota is a collective of non-Dakota people working in solidarity towards decolonization in Dakota homeland.”
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Urbana, Illinois. An organization that “owns and operates a Community Media and Arts Center…The center includes a stage, radio station, production studios, art studios, library, and meeting spaces.”
Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners Urbana, IL. provides books to Illinois prisoners at no cost and operates a lending libraries in our two local county jails. UC BTP publishes zines featuring prisoners writing, works with statewide prison reform efforts and has organized a national Books to Prisoner conference.
West Bank Social Center Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Unpredictable things are happening.”