Love ’em or Hate ’em, NYC General Assemblies were once the center piece of the Liberty Plaza Occupy encampment.
Occupiers, Supporters & the general public would come together for announcements, community discussions and to work through proposals to support the work of the Occupy movement.
There have been many reasons cited for the collapse of regularly scheduled New York General Assemblies. Violence, Money & the marginalization of parts of the Occupy Community being just a few of the things that led to the lack of participation.
Since the stepping back of the facilitation working group earlier this year #OWS in NYC has lost the ability to use our established tools of Direct Democracy to express our community’s consensus.
Solidarity Statements, Direct Action Community calls to action, ratification of Occupy Affinity Groups & the distribution of community resources have all been on hold without an active GA culture & assembly schedule.
#NYCGA would like to invite all Operational, Affinity, Movement & Occupy Wall Street Groups back to Liberty Plaza where our community began it’s radical experiment with the tools of direct democracy on Saturday June 23rd at 3 PM for a special extended General Assembly.
If you are a member of any active Occupy Wall Street related group the first part of the day’s assembly will be devoted to 2 Minute community report backs.
Report backs will be followed by two group proposals & a community discussion.
Tentative Agenda/ Schedule
3:00 PM Facilitation Group Introduction & Direct Democracy Training
3:30 PM #OWS Group Report backs
4:30 PM New Group Proposals (Occupy The Vote & Occupy Corps)
5:30 PM Dinner Break
6:00 PM Discussion/Break Out Groups on future General Assembly Scheduling
If you would like to join the facilitation team or help shape the preparations for the June Assembly please join us at Union Square Thursday, June 21st at 6 PM or Saturday, June 23rd at 3 PM at Liberty Plaza.
Weekly Facilitation Meeting: Thursday, June 21st 6 PM, Union Square.
June #NYCGA Facilitation Meeting: Thursday, June 23rd, 3 PM, Liberty Plaza.
Happy Summer Solstice & hope to see you all this week at Liberty Plaza!
#OWS Facilitation Working Group