OWS Music/Guitarmy March
Group reached consensus on having the march consist of a collection of actions rather than being an overnight, continuous march.
- Sep 10 – Staten Island? TBD
- Sep 11 – Boro TBD, Action TBD
- Sep 12 – Boro TBD, Action TBD
- Sep 13 – Boro TBD, Action TBD
- Sep 14 – Boro TBD, Action TBD
- Sep 15 – Manhattan, Town Square in Washington Square
- Sep 16 – Manhattan, Concert in Foley Square
- For those interested in camping, Justin Stone-Diaz is organizing Yes, We Camp
- Message: OWS accomplishments
- Outreach flyers
- Engage in dialogue with local residents, find out their concerns for potential future actions. We can have people speak about their 1 year with occupy and then hear the issues from the local residents. We should be doing a lot of listening.
- Stay positive
Where To Spread The Word/Gain Solidarity
- Upcoming Mayday march
- Upcoming Town Square in Sunset Park (Bk)
March Logistical/Community Suggestions
- Buddy system
- March signup system for emergencies
- Teach marchers about radical self-reliance beforehand
- Need a strong medic team.
- Increased transparency regarding routes
- Go out during peak hours for maximum visibility
- Know your rights! Inform marchers about sleeping-on-sidewalk laws. It is legal as long as there is a walkway for pedestrians. Your property (bags) can never be left unattended.
- Community agreement/marching values
- “Greeters” for new people joining march — make sure new people know that this is for celebrating OWS’ 1 year anniversary.
- Create celly for nav directions and announcements.
- Foursquare for check-ins.
- Get exit plans from local residents.
- Set up Wepay or Indiegogo account for slush fund?
- One day per borough
- Daily actions with a daily set time – ideally with other occupations. Join existing actions from Sep 15 – 17
- Solidarity actions with outside Guitarmies
- Ideally, we can take submissions from occupies in other boroughs.
- Occupy the subways
- Banner drops
- ConEd black out marches
- Perhaps camping the first nite to get to know one another
- An action with children via K. Ramos
- On 9/16, join up with the Tax Dodgers to perform “We Will Rob You!”
- 9/11 – we should have a unity message
- Mandell School on the UWS – Daniel knows someone there
- Spectra pipeline
- Perform show at LES bar – Rushmore knows someone
- Staten Island – Goldi
- Daniel says there’s a marching band that someone suggested we hook up with.
- Brooklyn – Daphne, Matt
- Tammy is organizing Crown Heights
- Bronx – Jason
- Queens – Goldi
- Flyers/Pamphlets – Michael
- Banners, patches and arm bands – Daniel, Rushmore
- Reach out to Labor – ?
- Reach out to Sumumba – Polar
- Reach out to Occupy The Hood – Goldi
- Food – ? We need to ask S17 about food budget.
- We need to make setlists.
- Should setlists be site-specific? There are apparently songs for each borough’s occupy.
- NY State Of Mind
- Next rehearsal will be Mon 8/27, 4pm – 6pm
Longterm Project Ideas
- Create a non-profit for bail fund/legal. Perhaps by selling arm bands.
- Guitarmy & Music Education
- Donate to a school’s music program.
- General fundraising for music programs during school years