The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is located at 115 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street in Ithaca, New York – on the Ithaca Commons right upstairs from Autumn Leaves Used Books. Workers’ Center business hours are typically Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop in, or call ahead! (607-269-0409)
The Peace & Justice Center
Aware of the need to develop the “infrastructure” for social justice organizing, we support other organizations that advocate for social justice by providing affordable office space and services to groups that share our larger mission and purpose. This mix of organizations is an incubator of great ideas and energy that helps inspire us all in our work and gives visitors a chance to connect to a range of causes.
Current Space-Mates Are:
- Civic Ensemble is a unique community-based theater company that creates theatre that explores and explodes the social, political, and cultural issues of our time. Civic Ensemble bring audiences of different races, classes, and experiences together in a public forum on the American experiment.
- ¡Cultura! Ithaca shares Latino/a and Latin American culture with the Ithaca community through easily-accessible, free or low-cost arts-based educational experiences.
- History Builders and Living Hope Publishing are dedicated to helping clients create artifacts of personal history through self publishing of miniature books and small run desktop publishing. We are also focused on restoration of personal photography as a means of creating healing in relationships. Additionally, Gerry Monaghan as the director of this project is an artist who is committed to building communities through public art and facilitating art events. Living Hope Publishing is a non profit affiliated with Living Hope Fellowship.
- Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America is one of 25 locals throughout the nation of a political and activist organization that believes that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few.
- Ithaca Underground is an independent non-profit that works to create and nurture a sustainable, supportive environment where people of all identities can flourish through music and art outside the mainstream. Their events primarily revolve around hardcore, punk, math-rock, hiphop, noise-rock, grindcore, progressive and experimental genres and all of their subsequent sub-genres that continue to evolve.
- Single Payer NY is a grassroots movement organization dedicated to addressing the US healthcare crisis and advocating for a health system that works for everyone.
- Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition is a community association dedicated to supporting the rights and needs of New York’s diverse immigrant communities, providing education, and a Rapid Response Network to bear witness to actions of immigration enforcement agencies in Tompkins County.
- Truthsayers is a news organization that exists to tell the stories of everyday working people. They aim to report on issues of local concern, wherever your local may be, and to help people find their own voice.
- Veterans Fellowship of Reconciliation provides resources for veterans and the community and advocates for peace.
Community members and organizations can also use the Workers’ Center space for events and meetings for a very low fee. For example, the Ithaca Folk Song Swap gathers at the Center one Sunday a month; the Coalition for Sustainable Economic Development meets at the Center one Friday a month, and many organizations reserve it for one time social events, trainings, and meetings.
If you’d like to use the Center for your meeting or event, or if your group would like to rent space in the Center, contact TCWC office manager Rob Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email or call 607-269-0409.