Two years ago community members and an Indigenous youth empowerment media collective called “Outta Your Backpack Media” (OYBM) came together with a vision to establish a space that cultivates active resistance to capitalism, environmental & social injustices in and around our community of Flagstaff. Since then Taala Hooghan infoshop has hosted all ages shows, film screenings of hard to find political movies, the Free Free Market, silkscreening, D.I.Y. art skill shares, and provided meeting and event space for other organizations. OYBM has worked with more than 300 youth and produced dozens of short films at free youth workshops, some of which have been screened nationally and internationally at film festivals.
Taala Hooghan & OYBM volunteers are continuing their efforts for a more just and sustainable world and have found a new larger location in downtown Flagstaff. To help with the move we are looking for continued community support. There’s lots of work that needs to be done: space renovation, painting, volunteer staffing, event planning, monetary donations for rent, equipment, and much more.
We are inviting folks/organizations to attend a meeting to learn more about us and how you can get involved!
What: Taala Hooghan volunteer meetings
Friday, Oct 16th at 6:30PM
Tuesday, Oct 20th at 6:30PM
Saturday, Oct 24th at 5:30PM (at 4th st. Infoshop)
Where: 11 S. Mikes Pike Downtown Flagstaff (across from the bus transfer station in the large white warehouse)
Contact: Phone: (928) 527-143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Large garbage & recycling cans
cleaning supplies (rags,
Electric stove and exhaust fan
Larger PA system and more…
Cleaning (east side infoshop and downtown location)
Taala Hooghan Infoshop was established and continues to operate with the action statement, “We are an Indigenous-established volunteer-run collective dedicated to creatively confronting and overcoming social and environmental injustices in Flagstaff and surrounding areas. We are restoring and redefining knowledge and information in ways that will be meaningful to our communities. We offer access to independent media, the arts, and alternative education, with the goal of self-development as well as empowerment for youth and the greater community into action in favor of a more just and sustainable world.“