Jennifer Morales and Tina Owen announced last week they would close their feminist bookshop, Broad Vocabulary, 2241 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., but a group of people want to keep the shop open as a co-op.
The Phoenix Rising Fundraiser takes place Sunday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., to raise money to purchase Broad Vocabulary's inventory and assets, and to re-open the store as a cooperative.
The event includes children's story time and crafts, belly dancing demo and lessons, a Sex Toys 101 workshop, an "adult" story time / open mic and other events. The store's resident knitting circle, FemiKnits, will hold a knit-a-thon.
The fun continues with an after-party in the back room of Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., until 10 p.m.
There’s no cover charge to attend the fundraiser, but donations and investments are needed. Co-op memberships will be available for purchase.
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