GA Notes – Nov. 10, 2011
Facilitator: Erica Estes, Stacker: Jason, Note taker: Santhosh
Allen: Crosby and Nash presented their songs on Wall Street on Democracy Now.
Christian: There is a good line up for the 11.11.11 event. Check it out on the websites. The march starts at 11 am at Yale Park and ends at Robinson Park where many cultural events will be staged.
Howard: Musician Bo Brown has offered to perform for free for the movement. He has also offered to give whatever is collected to the movement. In addition, the kitchen will again open at Robinson Park. Supplies are badly needed. Please donate.
Jen: Please bring a dish to share tomorrow so we can make this a potlock.
Barbara: A Meet-and-Greet event has been planned for Nov. 30 from 7 to 9.30 pm at the Continuing Education center. The venue is expected to cost around $400.
Ilse: Jessica from the Health Sciences (???) has issued a letter of support to the (un)Occupy Albuquerque movement. There is the possibility of this getting some press.
Working group reports:
Chile Working Group
Cynthia: We will meet at the Downtown ABQ Railrunner station at noon on Dec. 3 and take out a march to Robinson Park. Bring a chili dish that day.
Facilitation Working Group
Erica: The working group has been busy this week, but will get back to it soon.
Foreclosure Working Group
Kate: The working group will meet on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm at El Mesquite on Central and San Pedro. There are also two actions planned for Nov. 22. Bank of America is an open meeting, which can be crashed by (un)Occupy protestors. The other is to have an “Auction of the American Dream” as a street theater when foreclosed houses come up for auction at the courthouse.
Website Working Group
Hershe: www.unoccupyabq.org will have forums under each working group starting tonight so people can have discussions there.
We the People Working Group
LeMoyne: We are having differences on whether to concentrate on principles or legal language. This will be addressed.
Actions Working Group
Jose: Still talking with Albino about the food drive with La Placita. Albino said he would support the movement if it comes up with an offering.
Kate: Some of us have set up an (un)Occupy/99% Community Conversation forum at North Valley Senior Center next Wednesday 9 -10:30 a.m.
Adrain (comment): People who can speak Spanish should start teach-ins at Pro’s Ranch
Roadrunner: The banner making group had a good banner for the Day of the Dead parade. Thanks to everybody.
Agenda Item 1 – GA agenda
Anita: Proposal to have a round-up of the previous day’s consensus after announcements and working group reports so there is continuity and people know what is happening. CONSENSUS
Agenda Item 2 – Nov. 30 Meet-and-Greet action
Anita: The $400 fee for using Continuing Education center is expensive can we get around it?
Barbara (clarification): This venue is just a suggestion. There are also ways of reducing the fee such as by using the human mike.
John, etc.: Some alternative venues that were suggested include Harwood Center, Heights Community Center, Union halls, Smith Brasher Hall and Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center.
Barbara will be the magnet for the Meet and Greet event – time and place TBD. The planning group will meet at 6 pm next Tuesday.
Erica: There is a national call for action for Nov. 17. Lets work on it.
Hershe: And Buy Nothing Day the day after Thanksgiving.
Jason: There is also a call to boycott Walmart on Black Friday.
Santhosh: We need to build awareness around Thanksgiving and its bloody consequence for native people.
End of GA