Minutes 11.23.11

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SPACES @ 10:00am (11/23/11)

 

NOTES

-Precarious situation due to recent eviction – meeting to review/discuss housing options

-o4o – organize for occupation – squatting , etc

-getting people into vacant spaces through direct action

-Uses wheel structure for planning (intake, research, outreach, security, construction, eviction

Watch, eviction response, arts, faith partnership, etc.)

-Well organized in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn

-More vacant spaces in city than there are homeless people

-work primarily with long-term housing, but affinities with OWS could make for strong partner

-Update on Staten Island outreach – just starting GA

-Need a VARIETY of spaces for a VARIETY of needs (housing, meeting, symbolic, storage, etc.)

-As a leader of the occupy movement, need to make successful and high-profile plans/actions

-Focus on both short

-Goldman Sachs building is empty!

-Out of city space

-Link up with already existing campaigns

-Warehouse

-Architectural historians working to compile list of possible spaces (in one week or so)

-Use occupiers to help protect tenant rights / evictions

-SAFE SPACE – this is about where we sleep – not for political space/action

-Need to identify churches and send THANK YOU for support

-SECURITY at churches

-Churches are policing and kicking out individuals

-Mediation needed at 86th street

 

AGENDA

1 Review possibilities

-Laurie Anderson connection to 6th/Canal – AARON

-Art spaces for Wed./Thurs. – JUSTIN

-o4o liason to talk about immediate needs – ERIC

-Staten Island / Brooklyn (non-public opportunities) – MELISSA

-126 / St. Mary’s (for immediate needs) – TIGGER

-Labor Outreach – MATT

-Warehouse – MELISSA CASPER JULIE

- community campaigns – JULIA

2 Assign roles/duties/assignments

3 Future

4 Immediate needs for Wed./Thurs.

-Space for 70 people needed

-ows.housing@gmail.com

 

NOON SUNDAY MEET AT 60 WALL TO PREPARE PROPOSAL FOR SPOKES COUNCIL

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