December 28, 2012
60 Wall Street 6:00pm
Self-Facilitated-Note Taker Sumumba/Stack Ali
Report backs-Stop and Frisk March and Rally DEMAND city council defund stop and frisk-Louis , – Golden Farm-Carlos, Sumumba and Malu did reportback on action. Action- 520 Clinton-Robert, Jackie and Omar did reportback on fire and vigil at Church December 24th. Bill did reportback on January1 march in S.I.and Sandy related conditions on the island Bill (Emergency Proposal to support march was consented on). ReportbackAM-Transportation fare hikes take effect in March. Future actions against the fare hike will be reportback by AM.
Action Proposals-(CONSENTED) Support the action in Sunset Park ‘Unity Day for MLK’ by Occupy Sunset Park-(Third Week of January-2013)*-consented * Anti-Ticket Quota Rally and March, consented* -Last Week of January, Proposal to Support and Participate March for Democracy on Staten Island- January 1, 2013 consented
Action Proposals-(To be submitted January 4, 2013 include:
MLK-Action/March-Rally to Actualize King’s Dream 3rd week of January-logistics to be worked out by Action/Event Committee. Collaborate with Harlem Activist. (Action dependent on capacity and collaboration between OE and Activists in Harlem). Nelly Bailey and others will be contacted.-Louis
Anti-Quinn March and rally in Harlem in third week of February coincides with black history month (possibly have forum) –this action falls under our mission statement, collective agreements, and would be coordinated under our Action/Event, labor, Human rights, Political Education and Outreach Committees-Ale
Forum on Neo-Liberalism in New York City in late March or early April. Publish the first Quarterly Occu-Evolve newsletter or magazine (similar to TIDAL) but content vastly different and focused on primarily our five issues-Labor, Human Rights, Enovironment, Community Assemblies- - this action falls under our mission statement and collective agreements and would be coordinated under our Action/Event, Political Education, Labor human and Outreach Committee. Omar, Malu, Sumumba, Ale-Proposer-Omar (Political Education Committee)-
Occupy Crime Scene Investigation-already started actions seeks formal consensus.-Sumumba
Consent on Vision Statement-Submitted by OWS Visions and Goals WG-Djorge
*Point of information*One Year Anniversary of Occu-Evolve is Febraury 1,2013-should we do something for it?
Issues Occu-Evolve focuses on:
Stop and Frisk/Civil-Human Rights(Health Care, Housing and Education) –Works on issues related to stop and frisk, civil and human rights across the city.
Money out of Politics-Works with OWS Money out of Politics group as well as Money Out/Voters in Affinity Group to get Money out of politics and end corporate personhood.
Environment-From the Occupy Spectra Pipeline to other issues affecting our environment
Community Assemblies-Develops more COMMUNITY based assemblies in all communities in general and particularly working class and communities of color specifically. Working with existing Occupy Assemblies to increase diversity and a community base as well as Community Based Organizations already in existence
Labor-Works on Current labor struggles works with (Labor Outreach Committee)Current Labor issues include: Golden Farm, Fast Food Workers, Walmart, Labor and Sandy and others.
Standing Committees of Occu-Evolve:
*Political/Education/Historical Committee-responsible for creation of outreach materials-visions and goals-as consented by Assembly
*Outreach Committee-Responsible for duplication of outreach materials and bottomlining outreach, speakers. Including Social Media-
*Action/Event Committee-responsible for organizing actions(staffing) and/or meeting spaces
*Data Entry/Archiving/Record Keeping Committee -Responsible for minutes, archiving group’s work
*Accounting Committee-fundraising –outreach, supporting Full-Time Occupiers, Occupations, fees to use for actions and or meetings-
NOTE: All committees constitute the central committee which initiates proposals and decisions based on our values, ethics, collective agreements and mission statement and are ultimately answerable to the entire assembly.
**Assembly Note** a member of Occu-Evolve broke process, community agreements, the values and ethics several times during the proposal process. Open discussion about Occupy Sandy veered far of course and few if any of the questions below were addressed. Next assembly will address process and following questions:
Occupy Sandy vs. Occupy Wall Street
Direction of Occupy Wall Street whether it will turn into NGO and/or will it fight gentrification that’s coming after Sandy.
What happened to the original mission of Occupy Wall Street?
What is the relationship of Occupy Sandy to Occupy Wall Street?
Why (or ) is there a separation between Occupy Sandy and Occupy Wall Street?
What can be done to stop the gentrification and land grab of the 1% in Sandy’s wake?
Is environmental and relief work enough to mobilize people to fight for economic/social justice?
Is ‘Mutual Aid’ enough to bring power to the 99%?
Is it too late to stop eminent domain abuse in areas affected by Sandy?
Should Sandy hubs be working together or autonomously?
How do Sandy struggles relate to the fiscal issues or labor struggles like the Fast Food and Golden Workers?
Should we be organizing autonomously and doing more coordination between Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy?