oFFFice hours

The Anti-Advertising Agency Foundation For Freedom’s Temporary World Headquarters is now open and ready for you to come on by!

The Foundation For Freedom is thrilled to announce our new temporary world headquarters at 6932 North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago, IL. Starting today, and over the next four weeks, we’ll bring our mission and services to all the brilliant Chicagoland advertisers, marketers, and PR people ready to contribute to society in a meaningful way. The oFFFice will be open weekdays until July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brazil time, in solidarity with the visionaries who banned outdoor advertising (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST). We’re holding several events in our first week to celebrate! Come by and learn more.

Ad pros, artists, and students alike are invited to attend our Open House on Wednesday June 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. At around 7, AAAFFF Executive Director Anne Elizabeth Moore be conducting a powerpoint presentation (the AAAFFFPPP). If you’d like to contribute something—the AAAFFF is a not-for-profit entity operating entirely on the generosity of participants—feel free to bring a dish to pass, or some kind of office-like furniture or decor (inspirational posters, pencil holders, swivel chairs, etc.). Come by and learn more about how you can help decrease the commercialization of culture!

On Friday, June 20 at 11 a.m., we’ll be holding our first frisbee/hackey sack action at 35 West Wacker Drive. Come on by, have a lot of fun, and let’s see if we can make some new friends! Frisbees will be provided but please BYOHS. We’ll be scheduling more such agency interventions over the course of the month, so let us know if you’ve got a place in mind or a friend at a particular agency to target, and we’ll bring our people to you!

Every Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., AAAFFF staff will be conducting drop-in clinics for advertisers, marketers, and PR people who’ve had ethically or morally trying weeks. Just can’t lay out another cigarette ad? Come on in! We can help.

Saturday night, we’re bringing Vancouver-based activist and filmmaker Franklin Lopez to town for an adorable anticorporate film fest and fundraising event called I’m Doing This To Win Your Heart, a benefit for the AAAFFF and Submedia.TV: $7. Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m. the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Charming and radical films about corporate malfeasance and the triumph of autonomous culture from Jo Dery, Conrad Schmidt, Sami Muillenberg, and the Graffiti Research Lab.

Want to intern, hold a workshop, or volunteer for an afternoon? Please stop in, visit our site, or email FFF@antiadvertisingagency.com for more information. Those of you not planning a visit to Chicago can donate via PayPal or keep up to date on our photo page.

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