These open shop hours 4PM-7PM every Wednesday offer participants support with all their “D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) and D.I.T. (Do It Together)” mechanical and community-building needs. “We’ve decided to call it GEM Night instead of Womens’ Wednesday to make sure it’s equally welcoming to anyone that identifies with women, trans*, neutra, non-binary, and gender questioning” say hosts Aoife Baldwin-Maher and Mars Mission candidate Kayla Bonham. The goals, state Kayle and Aoife, “are to provide a safe, welcoming, and empowering space for people who may feel less comfortable in what’s often assumed to be a male dominated atmosphere, while also making friends, having fun, and building community!” They also mention that the shop is of course open and empowering for everyone throughout the week.