Benefiet Voku Soweto


Monday October 21st 2013, Benefiet Voku SOWETO, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Soweto goes for Pieter Nieuwland – Update on SOWETO & the Pieter Nieuwland project.
We are a collective that is enthusiastic about creating more community owned housing. We are currently taking an old school building in Amsterdam Oost and turning it into a community living, working, and social space. We are seeing this as a starting point in bringing more buildings back in to the public domain – a counter movement toward the growing privatization of public spaces a reclaiming move against the increased corporate ownership of property.
The housing association “Soweto” aims to do what the official ‘social housing corporations’ don’t deliver: to provide communities with affordable space for living, working, organising, talking politics and having fun. It all started with trying to legalize Joe’s garage in the squatted Pretoriusstraat 28. Unfortunately, that wasn’t successful – but now the Pieter Nieuwlandstraat project, close to the Dappermarkt is about to be realized.

We can use help with:
– Funds and fundraising (we can also do an event or info-evening)
– Loans
– Become a member
– Skillsharing (advice, ideas on living groups, neighborhood involvement, green building)

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 19:00 PM, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe[at] and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.