Time for the Wednesday #ReportbackAssembly! Here we go. #OWS
Ravi, from #OWS Project List – “We’ve got about 500 entries; we’ll be fundraising for our print edition.” Newsletter team needs ppl to…
Cont’d: …help with content. Email at email@example.com. #OWS
Stan is bigging-up the silent Stop Stop and Frisk March, Sunday at 3pm at 110th and 5th Ave. #OWS
Occupy Town Squares is doing a popup on Staten Island Saturday, “we should still use some skillshares and tables.” OccupyTownSquare@gmail.
#PropagandaSubgroupOfTheEducationAndDebtAssembly “just met here for the first time and generated strong ideas for messaging…” #OWS
Cont’d: “…around the ideas of “strike debt,” which has a lot of support in this group.” Will come up with ideas, possible Declaration. #OWS
Billy: “Not this Sunday, but next Sunday, Gay Pride parade — #OWS are officially in it. We’ll get staging times next Monday; there’s a..”
Cont’d: “..Occupy Facebook page about it.” Will be huge receptive audience, biggest pride on planet. Theme is “Show Me the Love.” #OWS
Cont’d: “We’ll be highlighting trans issues, trans equality, and will picket bad sponsors and fuck up HRC, the assimilationist assholes.”
Cont’d: “That said, we want as many people as possible to come; we’ll do it old school with cardboard signs.” Will bring art supplies. #OWS
Cont’d: “The more ppl come, the better.” Occupy Gay Pride! “PULSE (drummers) will be there,” ACT/UP will support us logistically too. #OWS
Cont’d: “Pride’s a corporatized event, but we’re not going to let sponsors or assimilationists forget ppl still struggle, die for equality.”
Search for OccuPride on Facebook for the Occupy Pride info. #OWS
TechOps: “Among the issues we’ve been dealing w/, the http://t.co/m7wHHO3V events calendar- we’re revamping it, looking for participation..
Cont’d: “…from the community to help develop a better tool.” RE: Newsletter, they feel specific messages are better than roundups. #OWS
Cont’d: “The problem for those of us sending out those emails is listening and figuring out what those focuses are.” “As someone who tries..
Cont’d: “…to follow what’s really important for the movement in order to message about it — it doesn’t work with 48hrs notice.” #OWS
Cont’d: “In order to message properly, you need 2 or 3 days’ notice.” So, folks planning actions, please have a sense of what timescale is.
TechOps, cont’d: Anyone who wants to use their CRM and communication tools, just ask. “We’ll do anything we can do.” #OWS
Devin from TechOps jumps in: “We have a lot of tools that would be better with more people.” Anyone who has any technical ability… #OWS
Cont’d: …”is really useful to us.” Training, Wiki maintenance, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, any skills you have are useful. Join Tech Ops!
Devin: “We need more people, we need more people, we need more ppl.” Also inform them of autonomous tech projects. Let’s collaborate! #OWS
Also, there’s a lot of info act TechOps at http://t.co/5AB1RWuB. One last thing from TechOps, the #NatGat! We need more planning. #OWS
Also, http://t.co/uWdUziyf is up for business! Go to wiki or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the project. #OWS
Next, Jack is “starting a tutoring project to create a physical or maybe mental tutoring center space.” Get in touch with him somehow. #OWS
Amin also lifts up call for people to come from out of town on #BlackMonday, need to figure out housing and space, will be ongoing. #OWS
Amin also notes that Tidal has translated the second issue into Español and is looking for ways to get it published. #OWS
RE: elections, Amin notes tht folks have floated idea of a community dialogue about how to message around the elections. Look for that. #OWS
Occupy University will have a free university aft. of June 23rd in Bed Stuy w/ “Bed Study”- calling for ppl to bring classes/discussions!
Occupy University will also be at Governor’s Island from July 21 to Sept 23rd! A “Library of Immediacy,” every Sat and Sunday. #OWS
OK, that wraps our report back for today. Join us in Washington Square Park for tonight’s edition of the NYC #Casseroles march! 8:30pm! #OWS