minutes, DAWG meeting, Dec 1 2011

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DA mtg 12/1/11

Facilitator: Suzahn

Note: this meeting was a first experiment at having cis males just listen, while others speak. We determined that cis males could speak during breakout groups. We will debrief this format at our next meeting (12/2).


12/2 Occupy Broadway—see info in calendar section below.
12/3 Newt on Staten Island—see info in calendar section below.
12/3 Party in the Park—see info in calendar section below.
12/6 Occupy our Homes—see info in calendar section below.
12/18 International Migrants Day (UN) (no report back)
Impeach Bloomberg (no report back)

Agenda items

Communication within DA via googlegroup. Problem because only Austin can upload info for now. Our agreement was that we would entrust Austin with the emails for 2 weeks, of which 1 is remaining, but for security culture we would not have all emails visible to all members. The DA info subgroup will meet on Monday, 10am, to work on a resolution.

Commhub needs a point person (or persons) within DA. The DA info subgroup will also work on this.

Legal and jail support: legal working group wants to support DA consensed actions, and others if possible, but is overwhelmed and needs more help. Concern was raised that people arrested outside of consensed actions also need support. Sparrow will send a list of OWS consensed actions and will pass them to Marlena.

Announcements/ Calendar: most of these were announcements on 12/1, with some carryover info from previous meetings.

Today (12/1): march for jobs, by central labor council, arriving at Liberty Park at about 7pm (twinkles)

Today (12/1): Occupy Museums doing action outside Satyagraha (Philip Glass opera) at Lincoln Ctr; GA with Philip Glass speaking.

12/2, 10am: event at Liberty Park around the 6th & Canal space (Tom; announced on 11/27)

12/2, 3pm: Stop Stop & Frisk. Gathering at Pace U, at 4pm march to 1 Police Plaza. Largely student event and everyone welcome!

12/2, starting 6pm and going to 6pm Sat (12/3). Starting at TKTS booth in Times Square: Occupy Broadway. Primarily an arts & culture event, with participation of a number of working groups; DA’s main role is pacing. Pacer training at about 4:30pm. Exact locations via occupybroadway.net or on twitter- @OccupyWallStNYC #OccupyBroadway. To join the sms text loop for location updates, send a text to: 9072446426 with message, yourfirstname yourphonenumber

12/3, 9am-6pm, 1st aid training for cold-weather urban conditions, 5 spots left, see street medics WG if interested.

12/3, 10am, Liberty Square: Occupy to Celebrate; food songs, stories and support. Come on out!

12/3, 11am, Occupy Bronx, festival and GA at former Morning Glory Garden, 147th & Southern Blvd; 6 train to 149th st, 2,5 to Jackson

12/3, 5pm: anti-oppression training along with NVDA practice, in prep for 12/6. “we will be bombarding you with anti-oppression trainings starting next month!”

12/4, 11am: March in lower Manhattan about health access for the 99%; organized by health students (James)

12/4, 2pm, Staten Island, Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave; Newt Gingrich featured speaker, sponsored by SI tea party. Demo organized by move on local; possible DA supporting action.

12/4, 2pm: Farmers rally & march, La Plaza Cultural Community Garden 632-650 E. 9th Street, (btwn Avenues B & C). Organized by Food Democracy Now (national NGO of small farmers) and food justice subgroup of sustainability WG.

12/4, 3pm: Justice in Barrio organizing event in East Harlem, location TBA; movementforjusticeinelbarrio@gmail.com or 212-561-0555. (announcemt carried over from 11/27)

12/6, 1pm in East NY: Occupy our Homes. Block party, speakout, in conjunction with O4O and NY Communities for Change, outreach WG. Folks are organizing subway parties with people’s mic; 3 to Pennsylvania Ave or L to Livonia Ave. People are needed for setup of block party stations. Community-based orgs and OWS outreach will canvas neighborhood on Saturday. Next meeting 12/2, 4pm, 60 Wall.

12/12: East coast call-out for solidarity with west coast port shut-down. Planning meeting Saturday 12/3 (sorry, I spaced out writing down where/when!)

12/19-23: occupy congress

1/5 (or 15): millionaires tax, Albany

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