May 15, 2012
Occupy Wall Street
Disability Caucus Meeting
Daniel Robert – facilitating
Paula Wolff – note taker
We discussed the continuation of the Disability Caucus.
There has been poor attendance at meetings and few actions. Tonight there were 3 people present and then a fourth person came. With Danny’s PCA, Larry, we had five.
There seems to be little interest. Is the problem the meeting location which is difficult to get to by Access-A-Ride and by bus? Is it the day and/or time of the meetings? The frequency of the meetings?
We discussed the possibility of meeting at Union Square and at CIDNY if it rains (if we get permission from CIDNY Executive Director Susan Dooha to do so).
We decided to do a survey to assess interest and barriers to participation. Paula wrote a very rough draft and read this to the group. The rough draft is as follows:
Draft Survey – Disability Caucus – Occupy Wall Street
I am currently attending Disability Caucus meetings. Y__N__
If no, is it due to lack of interest at the present time? Y__ N__
If no, is it due to the meeting day? Y__ N__
Is it due to the meeting time? Y__ N__
Is it due to the meeting location? Y__N__
Preferred meeting day:_______
Preferred Meeting time:_______
Preferred Meeting location:___________
Preferred meeting frequency:
Weekly__Biweekly__Monthly__ When needed to plan a specific event only__
I cannot attend in person but wish to attend via Conference Call__ Computer__
I will check the web site to keep up with minutes and planned actions but cannot attend
Skills I can bring to the Disability Caucus of Occupy Wall Street:
Participate in actions/events__
Is there a specific issue you would like to see the Disability Caucus focus on?
Do you have any accommodation needs?
(For example, use ASL, need assistive listening device, etc).