101 E. Ventura St, Tucson, AZ

Who We Are

The BCC is a space for like-minded people who share a similar vision of the future. We want a future where people aren’t unwillingly sleeping on the streets while many homes sit vacant. A future where the surplus food is shared, not thrown away. A future that is built by our reliance on each other, by attempting to hold something in common, not one built by competition and exploitation. We want a future where anyone can build their own life, their own vision, through their own autonomy and self determination.

Through the guiding principles of consent, collaboration, harm reduction, and autonomy we hope to build our capacities to support individual and collective needs for health, stability, comfort, joy and knowledge. We understand that each individual has individual needs but we also understand there is a collective aspect to every individual, to every need. We hope to foster this collectivity in every encounter, through connecting and expanding networks of care and support and resource outside of our space, linking up with other projects new and old. We also share a vision of bringing people together through art, music, creativity and workshops and desire to make these things accessible, fun, and welcoming. We desire a space that is appealing and exciting for people of many backgrounds and experiences and we hope to foster relationships here that can overcome intolerance, hierarchy, and bigotry in all its forms. To this end we also wish to resolve conflicts and hope to ultimately transform our ways of relating to each other through talking, living, and sharing together, even when that is messy and hard.

There are several independent projects housed at the BCC.

The BCC Library

The BCC Library is a lending library housed in the west wing of the BCC. Our catalog can be viewed online and we have library hours every Thursday from 3-7PM and Saturday 12-4pm.

We ask that new members who can afford to please consider a $3 monthly subscription or a one-time donation to support the space. No one will be denied access to the library for lack of funds. This donation will help us maintain subscriptions to independent publishers, will help secure requested titles and keep our circulation current, and will help cover cost of materials for library cards and printing materials.

To view our online catalog, go to https://librarika.com/users/register and then once you log in to your account request access to https://bcclibrary.librarika.com. If you don’t see a title that you think would fit well with our catalog, please send a request to info@bcctucson.org. All members will receive a library card upon their first check out.

Perilous Chronicle

Perilous is a project supported by a network of people—including you—who seek to gather and track information on prison uprisings, riots, protests, strikes, and other disturbances within public and private jails, prisons, and detention centers in the US and Canada. In this process, we rely on crowdsourced information in addition to local news outlets and our own reporting. Concerted rebellion by prisoners has occurred throughout the history of incarceration, including a powerful uptick during the Prisoner Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s in the US. Our timeline begins with the December 2010 Georgia prison work stoppage and therefore excludes much of this history. Since 2010, we have seen a steadily rising wave of prison rebellion which we believe constitutes a nation-wide social movement (similar to the Occupy movement or the Black Lives Matter movement). Our goal is to track this movement comprehensively. Specifically, we track any disturbance within a jail, prison, or detention center since December of 2010 in the US or Canada that occurs as a result of the agency of multiple incarcerated people acting in concert in response to their confinement or the conditions thereof.

The Jewish Zine Archive

An ongoing archival project for zines created by Jewish artists & writers. Find us on Instagram @jewishzinearchive

Church of Safe Injection Tucson

The Church of Safe Injection Tucson (CoSIT) believes in evidence-based harm reduction strategies such as needle exchanges, overdose prevention centers, and sensible drug policy and education.

  • Syringe Services
  • Wound Care Services
  • Hygiene Items

BCC Community Garden

The BCC is now home to a small garden and green space. We have weekly work days, every Thursday 4pm to Sundown. No experience necessary! Come by and see what its about. Bring your own work gloves if you can, supplies limited.

A Small Collective Print Studio

Our burgeoning print studio is coming together! Risographs, screen printing, large format, and more! Open hours are currently every Saturday, 12-4PM. Workshops coming soon!