Buffalo, NY, USA...
The Café DeCentral establishes space for political activism and discussion, movie evenings, workshops, talks, theater performances, club events and much more. However, it’s important to us that no party-political, religious or commercial interests are represented.
We oppose all forms of fascism, antisemitism, racism, homophobia, trans*phobia, sexism, nationalism, patriotism and any kind of ruling ideology and discrimination.
The Café DeCentral is an autonomous space. All persons and groups work non-paid and voluntarily, be it behind the bar, when cleaning or doing the accounting. In order to stay independent the DeCentral does not claim any state grants or other sponsorships, but instead funds itself only through donations and the earnings from the café. These are used for political work, paying the rent and running costs as well as maintenance of the infrastructure and furniture.
The Café DeCentral is not a service enterprise in the conventional meaning. We are against the pressure to consume and the typical separation of “host” and “guest”. We appeal to the sanity and individual responsibility of all people who visit the DeCentral and so it should not be the duty of the staff only to take care of everything. In this regard we appreciate it if you treat each other respectfully and with solidarity, if you clean your plates, sweep stuff up if necessary and donate some money occasionally.
If you can identify with our principles and you feel like participating in this project, come by and bring in yourself and your ideas!