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 (often smaller or start-up) 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.
- The DIY Center, a program of the Durland Alternatives Library, provides resources about the history and use of zines for distributing information and a space where people can create their own self-published materials.
- 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.
- Love Knows No Bounds provides long-term and holistic relief efforts from catastrophic events, such as natural disasters, and prioritizes working with under-served communities and families in their recovery process. Their work ranges from responding to disasters (like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy) to substandard housing rehabilitation in Tompkins County, NY.
- 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.
- 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.)
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.