Quaker Barter Fair on Buy Nothing Day
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Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING! The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.
To get involved, just come! Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.
Two additional community sharing opportunities:
Bring left-overs from Thanksgiving feasts to share.
Bring musical instruments, singing bowls, drums and guitars for some spontaneous music making.
There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them. Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish. At the end of the day all items remaining at the “Free Table” will be donated to a local charity.
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
LIve Oak Friends Meeting
1318 West 26th StHouston, TX 77008