This collective agreement paper exists to lay out how we want to work together, what our intentions
for the space are, how we position ourselves politically and serves as a membership application.
We identify ourselves and act to the best of our knowledges and belief according to the following
• Pro-queer, pro-intersectional feminism
• Combating all forms of anti-semitism and islamophobia
• Combating all forms of trans, homo, inter, bi, and queerphobia
• We are working from an anti-oppression framework.
• We question, and are aware of our individual privileges and are using them to work in
accordance with the above principles as well so that these concepts are put into practice.
We reflect on how much space we’re taking up and will step back if we are taking up a lot of
space and try to step forwards if we aren’t.
• We are interested in centering and prioritizing marginalized voices, artists and guests in our
platforms and space.
• We don’t tolerate any forms of abuse or harassment.
• We are anti-capitalist and are aware of the capitalist society we live in that produces
inequalities. Therefore, through the inherently anti-capitalist model of the Verein that allows
us to work and make decisions collectively in a non-hierarchical and sustainable way we
want to set an example for an understanding of community liberated from capitalist
structures within the Verein.
• We strive to make ecologically informed choices and try to find a balance between
sustainability and financial accessibility.
• We take care of ourselves, making sure to check what our capacities and boundaries are
and communicating our limits with someone if needed.
• We don’t assume or police anyone’s gender or sexuality, if we don’t know, we ask. We
respect each others’ identities.
• We want to work to create a safer space in Lazy Life for both guests and within our