Think Tank Logistics Minutes 5.1.12

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Tea Party


Mobile Think Tank


Occupy Congress


Facilitation list stuff

Move forward on idea about restructuring GA.




Report Back


Outreach cluster:

–       January 29th Pop-up occupation: Will need a think tank contingent.

–       Inter-GA – how to facilitate

–       “Barn-raising project “– doing interviews with different community based organizations/organizers. Process of creating an archive.  Meeting: Tuesday 7:30/8.  Do we want to be involved as a Think Tank?

–       Canvassing – suggested that they can send people to TT.  Going through community organizations/people handing out flyers on subways/going door to door. Canvassing training on Sunday 7 at 60Wall

–       Spokescouncil last night, went well.

–       Previous 2 spokescouncils went less well but we do now have an ‘operational’ spokescouncil.  Spokes are reassessing the definition of SC groups.


Tea Party:

–       MSNBC roundtable.

ACTION: Googledoc the questions



–       get people from the email lists and get them involved in setting up the blog.

–       After each think tank session: Write a paragraph, take a photo and make it into a blog post


Mobile Think Tanks

–       QGA – getting participants of the QGA to facilitate their own TTs.

–       Need a demonstration of solidarity between TT and QGA: need TT people to take a certain amount of lead simply to explain what the mobile TT is – potentially changing facilitators from TT-QGA for the second hour.

–       Report back from Staten Island Ferry Terminal Mobile TT:

–       Proposal to get mobile TTs going as often as possible.

–       Atlantic terminal –

–       Brooklyn has its own Occupy – we should as an act of solidarity contact local GAs before to engage them in doing mobile TTs

–       Flyers.

–       Focusing mobile TTs around transport/transit hubs.  These would be a non-competitive way of engaging many people. Look for hot-spots: Harlem etc

–       Supermarket lots/public libraries

–       Push for permits for this.

–       Additionally we should be at occupy events: J15 at riverside church – candlelit vigil MLK day. 

–       DECISION: Meet Saturday 1pm Times Sq steps/ steps of the MET Sunday

–       Still have 60 Wall TT 3-5


DC action:

–       Cathy has donated an 11 seat van.

–       Goal is to leave on Monday 16th



Spokes and GA

–       imperative to get people to go to Spokes/GA – at least one person.

–       ACTION: Emily will create a schedule.


Separate Facilitation list:

–       can we make the facilitation schedule open to everyone?

–       How do we get recordings from non-logistics facilitators?



Tabled til Sunday


Restructuring the GA:

–       we have something to offer – offering it as a replacement or addendum to the GA

–       Sit down and write about it AND ALSO hold think tanks about the




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