Per the GA frequency proposal from Thursday, March 8, 2012:
“That Occupy Chapel Hill/Carrboro decrease GA frequency to twice per week (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays due to Chapel Hill Town Council and Carrboro Board of Aldermen meetings), with the exact days to be determined by online voting combined with in-person voting at tonight’s GA combined with Sunday’s GA.”
Katya created a survey:
Please only select 2 days. I couldn’t set it to force you to only pick two.
General Assembly Notes
Sunday, March 04, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
Notes: Katya and Gordon
7 people were present
Note: we agreed to have a short meeting and end at 4:20 to enable everyone who’s interested to attend the Dirt film screening at the Carrboro Century Center at 4:30!
March 15 Save Our Homes call to action (Diane)
May Day (Katya)
Ideas of things to do during GA/restructure GA (Diane)
Spring enlivening/awaking of Occupy (Diane)
Facilitator – Katya
Notetaker – Rob
Timekeeper – Becca
Greeter – Judith
Working Group Reportbacks:
Events: Harry Reported that there will be three Sunday Teach-ins.
January 8 from 1 to 2:30, with Gene Nichol, the Director of the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity. His teach-in, which will include a question and answer session, will inform us about the realities of living in poverty in our state.
January 15 from 1 to 2:30, with Betsy Crites, Executive Director of NC Peace Action on the local affects of the War in Afghanistan
January 22 from 1 to 2:30 with Bill Murray. Training on Leadership and Communication.
Media: Becca has been in contact with OccupyNews (http://OccupyNews.org). We are submitting photos for weekly
Finance: Lots of Christmas donations.
The Occupy Chapel Hill General Assembly consensed on the following open letter on Tues. Dec. 27, 2011
OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR BEVERLY PERDUE
We, as Occupy Chapel Hill, petition you to aid in ensuring the safe passage of Walkupy, a group of people representing the Occupy Wall Street movement as they travel by foot from the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, DC to his gravesite in Atlanta, Georgia: a feat of great admiration and commendation in the estimation of people across the country and the world. The Walkupy group has marched safely through the streets of Washington, DC and the countryside of the sovereign Commonwealth of Virginia without incident. Last week, they arrived in our fair state. To our amazement and shame, they became subjected to harassment by police officers in our capital city of Raleigh, during a peaceful march. They wrestled a female marcher to the ground, as is clearly visible in a variety of multi-media pictures and videos taken of the incident. Over half of the DC-to-GA marchers were arrested at that time; they are now out on bail. As they continued their march into Wake County, they were followed by a helicopter in the air and harassed by law enforcement on the ground. This is a sad commentary on social freedoms in our state.
We appeal to you in your wisdom and elected position of power to raise with state law enforcement officers the pertinent issues of protection of constitutional freedoms in North Carolina, as a viable component of the national Union. We assert that these marchers have proven to be non-violent and responsible in all actions to date in their effort to raise the national conscience concerning today’s significant issues affecting the majority of the country’s population: the 99%. As a nation, we are on the cusp of a new patriotic movement wherein, as Dr. King describes it, “America will finally live out the true meaning of its creed.”
As citizens of North Carolina, we in Occupy Chapel Hill aspire for our state to be an integral part of the Occupy marcher’s mission: to unite everyone in an effort to envision and create a new kind of society in which the needs of all human beings are put first. We also join with others of like thought across the state to uphold the purposes of this Walkupy march. We therefore ask that you do all in your power to support this worthy effort.
Occupy Chapel Hill
The Sunday, Dec. 25 General Assembly is canceled due to the Christmas holiday.
See some of you on Tuesday.
Welcome Walkupy to Occupy Chapel Hill Friday at around 3 or 4 p.m. at Peace and Justice Plaza for a potluck (bring food) followed by a teach-in/discussion at 5:30 on Walkupy and the Occupy movement.
The festivities continue Saturday with a Triangle Occupy potluck off-site at 4 p.m. See the event for more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the location.