I really think a building away from a church is ideal. I swear a lot when wrenching on stuff and I just don't want to give the wrong impression. My parents ran a business from home and they swore all the time so it just slips out.
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On Oct 4, 2012, at 2:01 PM, Lynne Whitehorn <lynne.whiteh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/4/2012 1:52 PM, Ross Larson wrote:
>> DHMN and the Foxz may want to discuss if we have strong opinions about using church spaces for activities. Lynne previously mentioned that derby people and geeks have been socially marginalized in the past, and sometimes churches (though not necessarily this one) have played a part in that marginalization. We want to create a space in which people feel welcome.
> Churches are absolutely not an issue for the Foxz, and we've actively discussed this particular point. They're on our list of places to investigate precisely because church schools often have general purpose gymnasiums that include a full-sized basketball court, which is just about the right size for us.
> Our concern is that because roller derby isn't a "nice" sport, we might have a hard time convincing them we're not thugs, but actual athletes, or at least some of us. :) In fact, I should point out that you [all] may be thinking of derby as being the kind played on a banked track, with fighting, etc. That's the *old* style derby. Most modern versions are flat-track and fighting is strictly against the rules. It still involves body-slamming people out of the way, but it's mostly skilled-based and not entertainment-oriented. Details: http://wftda.com/
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