July 27, 2012 (Work session Notes)
Meeting held at Liberty Square at 6:30pm-9:30pm
20-25 in attendance-19 signed attendance list.
Co-Facilitator-Robert H, Steve B and Ali
Reportbacks/Announcements- Stop and Frisk- Ali, OTS OCCUPY QUEENS (Jackson Heights)-Robert Movie Night Occupy Astoria/Long Island City-Sumumba , Justin (Elders Council announced event September 24, 2012) Jelanie did reportback and announcement from Bum rush the vote about Outreach in Brooklyn, Chepe upcoming noise demo for Black Cross Prisoners project.
Values-Review-The Values posted by group July 7th and African/Native American Values-immersed into VBC- ideas in cogent document for next meeting.
Presentation-Hot Mess Authority of OWS-Steve B of OWS Outreach. Economic and Social justice were main themes as well as using values based consensus to make decisions. Also connecting Occupy Town Square Action… 32$ dollars collected…29$ went to Weekly Metrocard for Sumumba to bottomline the Sunset Park, Kensington, Astoria/Long City, Jackson Heights, Red Hook and Bushwick GA’s. 3$ toward payment for Banner and Buttons.
Jelani and George Martinez from Bush Rush The Vote made presentation , Jelani running for the 35th District City Council Candidate.
Proposals-Non Violent March-(Nas, Steve and Sumumba will work on an action) will make proposal next week. Proposal for Solidarity with Bum Rush The Vote will be made next week by Sumumba.
Tabled-Fundraising Tax-Sumumba-Conference of the Occupies- Buttons/T-shirts-Sumumba -Letter of thanks to Donators-Steve-*Presentation-A Different More Inclusive and Effective Direction for the Movement-Sumumba-
Open Floor/ soap box-30 Minutes-A variety of people spoke, including, Sandy, Lauren, Robert, ZU-ZU and others.
-Next Meeting-Liberty Plaza August 3, 2012
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