Occupy Wall Street Animal Issues Working Group
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
MINUTES: Adam ( I indicated parts where I couldn’t read my notes with xxx)
1) Earth Fair
1) EARTH FAIR –
Global Justice for Animals (table)and the Environment will table there. OWS Environmental Solidarity is protesting the corporate sponsors of the Earth Fair. Dayna doesn’t think OWS Animal Issues should table there, but is okay with flyering there for our workshops at the Brooklyn Food Conference and having our BFC promo flyers at the GJAE table.
2) BROOKLYN FOOD CONFERENCE
Where should we hold Day 2? People’s responses:
Alexis – Brooklyn
Dayna – Manhattan – near OWS – (Zuccotti or Union Square)
Dan – Manhattan
Adam – Brooklyn
John – not Brooklyn Tech
Find out if Brooklyn Tech is available
Decide on location with group
Adam will ask Elaine Choi to make signs
Brooklyn Peace Fair Saturday, April 28th @ Brooklyn College
OWS Text Blast Cel.ly
Photo./ video – Email usual suspects
Dayna has a small video camera
People to ask to do video:
Ask moderator to take pictures
Dayna – netbook camera, point and shoot
Wifi @ Brooklyn Tech
Getting Materials to Conference
can ship materials to conference
David had a car and license
Liz Cherry – is there a panel we should invite her to speak on?
Housing for Speakers? –
Food for Day 2?
Rules for outside food at NYU vs. New School
Food donations – Dayna says much harder to get than in the past – can maybe get a box of apples – that’s it.
Xxxx food xxxx
Don’t think people xxxx the xxxx food to give conference.
Day old – Babycakes
Bagel Place – free bagels
Dumpstered stuff vs. ???
Coffee? We can ask Equal Exchange to donate tea and coffee
Electric tea pots? – ask if anyone has one
Potential product donations:
V Spot (Adam knows Josh Greco, who used to work there)
smaller, newer, businesses
Angelica – donation
Pure Food and Wine
Candle 79 – Does Mike Pease still work there (he secured donations for Grassroots Animal Rights Conference in 2005)?
Peanut butter and hummus – make our own?