Membership

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New members join through an application and voting process. If you're interested in being part of Double Union but aren't sure whether you're “good enough,” please apply - we don't evaluate applicants on whether they're “cool” or accomplished. Read on to hear about what we're looking for, and don't let impostor syndrome stop you.

Along with submitting an application, a qualification for membership is that you've met at least one member who is willing to say you seem like a respectful potential member (such as that you'd respect the base assumptions, anti-harassment policy, and responsibilities of being a member). Please come to events to meet some of us! Or if you'd prefer a quieter opportunity to meet just a couple members over a cup of tea, email [email protected] and we'll set this up.

Membership qualifications

Double Union welcomes members with a broad variety of interests, skills, identities, backgrounds, and histories. What we have in common is a set of values (base assumptions) and an interest in supporting each other and Double Union. We want to accept more members who share our values and our commitment to building a safer space together.

To keep the focus on a great space for women (trans, cis, queer, straight, and not-fitting-into-those-labels/other), all members must identify as women in a way that's significant to them. Members must also be old enough to carry out any responsibilities. Guests of members may be any gender or age. We specifically encourage bringing (supervised) children to the space.

How do members use the space?

To get a sense of what current members work on in the space, see our visitor information, blog, and Twitter to find out about events/projects and equipment, or come to some events!

People work on many things in the space, including adding lights to bicycles, zine making, electronics, public speaking, finding jobs, contributing to open source software, printmaking and textiles, 3D printing, CNC machining, fiber arts, sewing/serging, and reading in the library. We encourage coworking in the space, as long as it doesn't interfere with events or members using the space for its primary purpose: working on projects in a safe and welcoming environment.

We have a very active members-only mailing list where events, workshops, and meetings are thought up and scheduled, as well as a members-only calendar. Any member can propose an event or workshop!

Membership benefits and responsibilities

All members pay monthly membership dues (what you can afford – generally $10, $25, or $50/month) or have $0 scholarship dues if paying would be a hardship.

Members

This is the default type of membership, but most members choose to become key members (see next section). Members can:

  • Use the space when a key member is present
  • Store your projects in the space (within reason)
  • Bring guests who identify as women in ways that are significant to them

Key members

After attending at least two events (including at least one members meeting) and agreeing to uphold the responsibilities of a key member, you get a key code that lets you use the space whenever you like.

If you are a key member, you can also:

  • Get into the space at any time
  • Bring guests of any gender

Key members also have responsibilities:

  • Lock the space when leaving
  • Kick people out of the space if they are violating the anti-harassment policy
  • Enforce the guest policy (not letting someone in the space that is not a member or guest of a member, unless a public event is taking place)

Voting members

Voting members (who are usually also key members) choose to take on the additional responsibility of reviewing and voting on membership applications.

Current members

Some of our members include:

Christina Tran
Christina Tran voting member
Alice Rice
Alice Rice voting member
Patricia Angelica Arbona
Patricia Angelica Arbona voting member
Grace Powers
Grace Powers voting member
Holly Allen
Holly Allen voting member
Britta Gustafson
Britta Gustafson voting member
Lia Napolitano
Lia Napolitano key member
Becka R.
Becka R. key member
Judy Tuan
Judy Tuan key member
Jessie Serrino
Jessie Serrino key member
Alicia Liu
Alicia Liu key member
Shirley Yap
Shirley Yap key member
ER de Grey
ER de Grey key member
Daniela Arias
Daniela Arias key member
Holden Karau
Holden Karau key member
Natalie Freed
Natalie Freed key member
Emily Nakashima
Emily Nakashima key member
Jessica Lam
Jessica Lam key member
Amy Lightholder
Amy Lightholder key member
Pia (Parama) Pal
Pia (Parama) Pal key member
Georgia Andrews
Georgia Andrews key member
Irina P. Petkova
Irina P. Petkova key member
Rachel Rudnick
Rachel Rudnick key member
Jane Lee
Jane Lee key member
Jana Beck
Jana Beck key member
Marlena Compton
Marlena Compton key member
Gina White
Gina White key member
Cynthia Gonsalves
Cynthia Gonsalves key member
Angela Lau
Angela Lau key member
Sally Maki
Sally Maki key member
Mary Becica
Mary Becica key member
Carmen Jackson
Carmen Jackson key member
Preeya Phadnis
Preeya Phadnis key member
Kathy Richardson
Kathy Richardson key member
Lauren A. Gucik
Lauren A. Gucik key member
Hannah Grimm
Hannah Grimm key member
Molly Clare Wilson
Molly Clare Wilson key member
Spring Nguyen
Spring Nguyen key member
Elizabeth Cooper
Elizabeth Cooper key member
Beth Winegarner
Beth Winegarner key member
Allison Kaptur
Allison Kaptur key member
Kiran Bhattaram
Kiran Bhattaram key member
Lillie Chilen
Lillie Chilen key member
Ankita Prasad
Ankita Prasad key member
Amelia Greenhall
Amelia Greenhall key member
Tina Coles
Tina Coles key member
Liz Henry
Liz Henry key member
Cori Johnson
Cori Johnson key member
Leigh Honeywell
Leigh Honeywell key member
Leslie Wu
Leslie Wu key member
Gayathri Kamath
Gayathri Kamath key member
Lindsay Oliver
Lindsay Oliver key member
Laurel Hart
Laurel Hart key member
Teagan Widmer
Teagan Widmer key member
Ondine Kilker
Ondine Kilker member
Ephrat Bitton
Ephrat Bitton member
Joy Scharmen
Joy Scharmen member
Kanane Jones
Kanane Jones member
Jade Wang
Jade Wang member
Jocelyn Lui
Jocelyn Lui member
Morgan Astra
Morgan Astra member
Alyssa Frazee
Alyssa Frazee member
Momo Akade
Momo Akade member
Rena Tom
Rena Tom member
Maggie Owsley
Maggie Owsley member
Risa Goodman
Risa Goodman member
Kelly Shearon
Kelly Shearon member
Rachel Walker
Rachel Walker member
Julia Nguyen
Julia Nguyen member