Meeting convened at 6:24In attendance:Lisa - mins.Djorje - Facil.Noz - stckTonyFreddyBillScott - stckMarieRoccoMichael H.Agenda items:clarify the concept of valuesestablish our valuesHow we do it – the goals and the statement of purposeLisa explained the concept and function of common values:The Values describe what the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of our group are. The common values and our statement of purpose are the criteria for which all decisions are made. We make 2 lists; one is for values we need and the other is for values we want. We do this as individuals and then we look at the common values. After we have compiled our values then we can give a sentence for each about what they mean to us. This will be added to, to reflect the most current thinking.Next item: ValuesNeed:transparencyauthenticityintellectual integrityhonestyintegritycommitmentresponsibilitymutual-respectfairnessopen-mindednessactive-listeningstriving to understand all perspectivescommunitygenerosity of spiritnon-violenceclarityrespect for the processvalue -based consensuscuriositysafe spaceethno/gender/age/class sensitivityWant:self-motivationproactive researchcreativityradical conceptualismtenacityinspirationlogical/ valid analysisStack:Tony - gender sensitivity is missingDjorje - should make core values and then a sub set of valuesFreddy - how does it work itself outLisa – we will do need and want distinctionsTony – we need to write a sentence that these are core values & sub valuesBill asked about police, in terms of values like non violence – doesn’t agree w/ Anarchists breaking windowsLisa said that the values will get fleshed out through our definitions and conversations – we have to be on the same page w/o misunderstandingsNext item: Outreach/ Purpose StatementStack:Lisa - State of Purp. should reflect the decentralized and autonomous nature that truly reflects the spirit of OWS – not insisting on an outdated sense of unityScott - I am in the middle – I can see benefit of showing a unified one and a decentralized on.Scott - everything is situational, it’s too soon to figure out the OutreachLisa – statement of purpose is not done – we need to show more about authentic ‘unframing’Bill - agrees – you can be moderate and radical and have an impact – change the perspective of what unity meansMarie - offensive what Bill said earlier – it’s a myth about Anarchists only being violent – diversity of tactics has produced real results – there is a long history with the effectiveness of DoT – I am for non-violence, myselfFreddy - understands #D31 action – but are we violent?Tony - Oakland was violentMarie - in a diversity of tactics movement – property damage can be successful – doing outreach can go both ways educating themDjorje - this convo is what i wanted to do – we can have real dialogue now – it’s importantLisa - keep focus on WG it is easy to start talking about OWS but we have to focus on V&G WGBill - showing a better way to show society – bring his experiencesMichael H - it’s important to support our movement – we are OWSLisa - this is not outward-facing but at the same time it is because more people will join Djorje - Not a watchdog – not speaking for OWS – we can talk about goals taken from the V.S – image, actions, info harvesting, outreach table, discussions and dialogueTony - talk to occupiers in a non-official way – as occupiers get a feelLisa - actions, outreach, just for us - it is for for OWS nowFreddy -we don’t speak to each other – outreach as group to other working groupsMarie - wow – this is greatDjorje - we should talk about how to do it – if we want to goals we have to make it exciting – be more in thepresence of the communityScott - goals in discussionDjorje - we don’t interview ourselves in OWS – use creative actions to gather content- we need discussions – it is our process – I want to make a proposal to discuss goalsLisa - must talk about process first and use process for discussion of goals. We should make agenda items for next meeting at the close of each meeting and then I can send info on list serve.Djorje - Do we want to work on statement of purpose?Group - next meeting!Bill will facilitate on SaturdayLisa will bottom-line email the agendaAgenda:Value-Based Consensus teach inPractice VBC on Vision Statement for Goals categoriesStatement of Purpose – further discussionMeeting adjourned at 8:20 pm
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