Facilitating – Heather
Stack – Bert
Minutes – Maria
Timekeeper – Brian
Present Idea on Sunday re. Guerilla Gardening
Ron – Ad Hoc Working Group did work on the press release, there were adjustments, several people looked at it, it went to Sonia who distributed it
Heather – Events Working Group – Rob will bottomline film events – wants someone to be in charge of town council meetings and action posting – see listserv
Bert – Occupy Health and Wellness NC group – posted on listserv brief description – inaugural action this Saturday at HKon J – vision statement to listserv – banners made this afternoon
WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS:
Media: Becca says we’re setting up a new forums system in order to keep the listserv overload from burgeoning. Forum topics will be posted to the listserv so anyone who is interested can go to the forum and participate, then delete the listserv post. Should make for a better system.
Direct Action: David reminds us of the Art Walk; Occupy Georges are still available; efforts being made to keep the General Store fundraiser going or to do another one later if that falls through.
Agenda: Judith Blau from HRC, students at GA, press release for rally, report backs, minutes
- Hrc in abbey court is free for meetings on sat and Sunday, except first sat of ever y month
Ro: Indy Awards went well. Occupiers were well regarded and received. Occupies were presented with small evergreens (for guerrilla planting?). Where should we (mischievously) plant it?
Be: At foreclosure workshop (yesterday): attorneys explained procedures, individuals going through it asked questions – we have names to refer people, may have specific names of those facing foreclosure to help. Attorney working for major mortgage bank stood up and said she had 50+ closures per week! Quota was set for attorney to meet. She said she was in total sympathy with foreclosed, the sheriffs, deputies, judges, etc. were almost all in total sympathy (some would return pretending they couldn’t find the house). Foreclosure is an elaborate process possible to prolong / delay / prevent at many stages. Tell anybody facing it: keep every piece of correspondence from mortgage company.
Bill Murray gave seminar on how to engage with other people who are at a different place. Example was used of Town Council and Occupy for how to find a common ground. Useful workshop.
Facilitator – Tait
Notetaker – Rob
Stack – Kevin
Visioning skipped by temperature check
Working Group Reportbacks
Outreach: Harry talked about attempting to have an ongoing presence at
the plaza. ~15 people have signed up so far. Looking at 10-6 or 12-6
7 days a week. Let Harry know if interested.
Media: Becca wanted to shut down our website on the 18th to protest
SOPA/PIPA. Brief discussion questioning impact. Website will have
info directing people to places that they can learn about the bills.
Occupy the Courts: Heather confirmed that there are ~50 people
attending. Email Heather if you can carpool. There is an event
organized by Occupy Raleigh on the 21st to commemorate the anniversary
of Citizens United. Details on calendar