Minutes of 12/10/2011 Meeting – Christopher Park / West Village

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ISSUES:

  • Gentrification

Our role as ‘real estate tools’ in this process

  • Jobs crisis
  • Homeless (not just youth)
  • Sex work
  • Trans:

Non-discrimination law

Healthcare

Police brutality

Prison treatment

  • AIDS/HIV funding
  • Substance abuse
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Piers

As a state park, check into jurisdiction

  • Minority stress, LGBTIQ & POC

Brandon to check with emotional wellness counselor at the Center

Tif & Justin also looking into finding an expert

 

DATES:

  • MLK HUG-IN!
  • Valentine’s Day (kiss-in?)
  • Bayard Rustin
  • Harvey Milk
  • SPRING FESTIVAL
  • Pride

Need to form subcommittee and have representative at Planning at the Center

Alternative pride festival

 

LOCATIONS:

  • the Center
  • St. Vincent’s
  • Nadler congressional office
  • Gentrified historic sites

maternity store, Oscar Wilde bookstore

  • GMHC
  • Darryl Fearon trans murder site
  • Big banks
  • Evictions

Need to find someone who experienced this issue, Jim Forret

Trouble worked with Occupy Homes action in E.NY

  • Chelsea & Hell’s Kitchen

ELEMENTS:

  • Community canvassing

need literature

  • Pledge

Community Board 2 resolution

  • Teach-in
  • GA
  • March
  • Art/Theater
  • Music

Jeff to speak with Queer Urban Orchestra

Tif to connect with Occupy B’way

Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Radical Faerie drummers

 

TOUR GROUPS:

  • Address gentrification (like the HRC SF Harvey Milk video)
  • Inject humor
  • Video

 

OUTREACH:

  • Both within the Occupy movement AND the LGBTQIA communities
  • Colleges
  • Local businesses, bars and organizations
  • ORGS:

Fierce

Audre Lorde Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Queens Pride House

Queers for Economic Justice

Queer Rising

 

MISC:

  • Semantics & positive framing

‘Occupy’ threatening

‘Ghetto’ not goal and demonizing ‘gentrification’ can alienate some but address issue of creating SPACE as powerful for organizing around our community issues as well corporate influence¬†and loss of public space

  • Need ‘PLAN B’
  • Permits and negotiated arrests
  • Tif to contact Queer Rising police liasions
  • Mission statement?

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