August 3, 2012 Work Session Assembly (notes)

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August 3, 2012 (notes)

Meeting started at 7:30pm lasted until 9:15pm

12 signed list but more attended

Introductions-

Reportbacks/Announcements- Stop and Frisk- Ali, Occupy Kensington, Sunset Park, Red Hook and Buswhick, Astoria/LIC, and Queens- Updates from Occu-Evolve website-Film Night Occupy Astoria/Long Island City-Sumumba  

Values-Review-VBC- Sumumba-20 minutes-group consented on adding African and Native American Values as guiding principles TO VALUES AND ETHICS STATEMENT…Expanded Principles of Solidarity Statement passed.

Proposals-Non Violent March-march on labor day consented –elections, voting and getting money out of politics theme…Proposal for Solidarity with Bum Rush The Vote- passed…Statement from Occu-Evolve will be submitted by next meeting..Fundraising Tax-Sumumba-Conference of the Occupies- Buttons/T-shirts-tabled Sumumba -Letter of thanks to Donators-Steve-passed ((needs editing will be re-submitted by next meeting)  8$

*Presentation-Where we go from here -tabled

Open Floor/ soap box-45 Minutes

-Next Meeting-To be held at Liberty Plaza

Closing Thoughts from various attendees

‘We almost remember that the park is the last refuge of the people.’

‘EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION’

‘WHERE SHOULD MONEY GO?’

‘SCREENING PROCESS for Housing and who gets funding’

‘HOUSING, FOOD, RECIEPTS,  ACCOUNTABILITY’

STIPENDS (FULL-TIME)-

ACTIVITIES/ THEMES FOR MARCH. ‘

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