Safer Spaces Meeting 1/15/12
Present: Angela, Fanya, Billy, Sally, Leah, Alexander, A’yen,
Great meeting! Look for your name in bold for your action items!
During the earlier open listening session we talked about concerns + comments on the Community Agreement. We also reviewed proposed language that Lyn and Matt from De-escalation drafted which could accompany the CA. It was decided that on Wednesday we will bring a revised version of the CA which does not contain that document OR the 6-step de-escalation process document, but that Safer Spaces is willing to help draft a de-escalation process for responding to transgressions of our Community Agreements with one another.
Action Items (+ some notes)
Requested mediation w/ housing WG?
Alexander and Leah will check in with Rusa from mediation about Mediation with housing
Working Group Compliance
Fanya prepared minutes and will post.
Fanya will check through the past 3 weeks for anonymity.
All any feedback on this due by 1/18 Wednesday
Occupy Boston communication
Occupy Boston sent us an email about how a perpetuator was ejected from the movement. Alexander will get more info about their process + incident. Safer Spaces to potentially formulate a response.
Leah and Angela will try to find a time and go on the radio show.
Update on survey progress to come from James–no action at this time.
Billy will help do the training on 1/28
Reportback on churches
Park slope is generally ok–there has been a problem w/a repetitive person keeping others awake
West Park issues have been circulated already via this list
Spoke for Monday–still needed–anyone??
Spoke for Friday–Billy can spoke Friday, maybe Angela as support
Community Agreement Checkin + Workplan
Leah has Nan’s and more notes
Alexander has notes
Alejandro suggests that we take the comments in context
Proposal on snitches–concerns that it could be misused, is more leverage for ejection vs transformation
Angela will synthesize & rewrite notes
Angela aim to have notes in by 8pm tmw
Angela will invite everyone who’s been on the doc to edit the gdoc
New version will be CLOSED by Tuesday at midnight
Alexander will design + print + bring copies Wednesday
Fanya can spoke Wednesday
Angela will go
Leah will try
Alexander will go
A’yen will try
Group decides that we will not respond to each comment individually but take them all into account
Responding to feedback people have given seeking punitive prescriptions in CA.
Angela–the stuff in this document IS the work, she does not want us to be part of the process, but not constantly create rules
The desire to create a law someone has broken is the issue itself–a harm opens up the opportunity have dialogue
Dialoguing about these issues IS the work
Billy–how do you show sensitivity in a way that’s educational and transformative to perpetuators