Monthly Archives: February 2012

Minutes 2/2/12

Facilitator : Samantha /// Minutes: Shay

Rebbecca is part of move on Westchester core council
Would like to foster our connection w/them and show support at their events.
Meeting this Monday 7pm. Email Rebbecca if ud like to go
**Rebbecca will put link on fb,
??maybe one on wordpress too
Samantha’s letter to faculty inviting them to our meetings
Feb 7. Meeting with faculty. Have representatives there to ask for signatures on solidarity letter, slash invite them to our meetings w/letter
Could stand outside w/this stuff if all else fails
**Shay will email KIM asking about how/who will announce this for us?
Maybe ask tenure faculty… komozi, david p, marilyn p

senate financial forum feb 23rd tits lecture hall 6-8pm – cool lets go!

working group breakdown
updating from 12 potential groups, ending on 4. Will continue to define and figure out particulars this sunday at 2pm meeting. So far… Below:

1. CAMPUS OUTREACH WORKING GROUP (will this include RESOURCES/FINANCE??)
RESPONSIBLE FOR: -publicizing our ows group
-planning outreach events on campus and maybe with suny purchase nearby
-organizing rountable events
-creating forum for occupy incorporation w/slc studies
-In charge of spreading info around slc about events happening at other occupations, as the continue to happen
-In charge of creating a system for bringing students to Westchester to volunteer w/various groups, actions, etc.
(-In charge of tapping into our student resources: ex. School van rentals, senate funding, etc. etc. etc. for actions on campus and to mobilize us elsewhere (nyc, Westchester, etc.)
-in charge of spreading awareness of these resources to the greater slc community)

2. DIRECT ACTION (ON CAMPUS)
RESPONSIBLE FOR: -being open to supporting other groups on campus to make their actions happen – campus labor group? Events in solidarity with workers
-creating events on campus in direct response to needs at slc
-promoting their own events, by making online event pages and sending out emails to inform others of direct action.
-taking immediate action on campus in response to incidents at occupations around the globe & informing both slc’s occupy group, and the larger community, of these events when they are happening

3. MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS
RESPONSIBLE FOR: -Publications (and new section in the phoenix?)
-In charge of updating our wordpress w/bi-weekly minutes
-checking the occupyslc general email                                                                                – archives/photos/press stuff for events and getting the word out (beyond campus) about slc occupy ongoings      -checking our occupy twitter as often as possible to keep it up to date and active
-creating an occupy slc facebook page (not just group)

4. NYC INVOLVEMENT/ FOREIGN RELATIONS/ (YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)
RESPONSIBLE FOR: -Creating a system and resources for bringing students to nyc to volunteer w/various groups, actions, etc. part-time
-in charge of getting in touch with students at other schools to strengthen the student movement, and co-host events etc.
-planning, promoting, organizing occupy art event in nyc

Working Group Bottom-liners as of now… to be further discussed sunday at 2pm meeting:
D.A.- Samantha
MEDIA/PUBL- Ethan
NYC- Easton, Vita
OUTREACH- Hazel, Kayleigh, Shay

AWARA- meeting at bates meeting room 8:30 tonight

Phoenix will give us a spot in their paper for stuff in the city and here at school

Workers appreciation dinner- still looking for people to lead subgroups, and casual volunteers

Shays rundown of OccupyColleges conference call…DETAILS BELOW (as requested) Set up by INTEROCCUPY, see website for more info:

-national call for colleges to have teach-in’s one week before the march 1st action. Feb 22/23rd. Should we organize something as a group since this is such short notice???

-March 1st Protest/March for education… it would be cool if we could have some occupy SLC rep in the city and on campus. ALSO, OccupyColleges is trying to create some type of petition type thing for people to be able to sign online if they cannot attend events. (This petition would be against what has been happening in higher education and a call for change) Could possibly be handed off to Obama by students…

-Possible DC Roadtrip event. go to “OCCUPYCONGRESSSTUDENTS” on twitter for more info.. they will try to have a conference call soon.

It is decided we want to do stuff during the national teach-in days… lets throw out ideas since its coming up so soon..

FEB 22/23 TEACH IN
-Non violent protest workshop
-An informal event for outreach to set up to make ows friendly (AKA Free speech event we had this past fall)
-Occupy education/occupy student loans (read minutes from their meeting), maybe we could combine with them
-Info session on subtracted companies that serve our campus
-Informal or formal discussion panel: students &/or professors. who can we get?
PANEL SHOULD DISCUSS/EXPLAIN: Why is this important UP HERE!? And at slc?
-One other panel to explain what occupy is NOW and what theyre doing NOW:
w/activists from city and maybe other teachers/students etc.                                     – Small hands-on discussion groups with students and professors given a particular topic or issue related to occupy

*emails to send out tonight: Write your assigned professor(s) and ask them if/how they would like to be involved in these teach-in days. Send them the above ideas if you want. See what their interest level is/ what their concerns may be. Explain we are aproaching a small handful of professors and
EASTON– Priscilla and kim and marilyn
HAZEL– rema and Komozi
KAYLEIGH– suzanne
HAZEL & SHAY– Speak to David Peritz on monday
ETHAN- marina vitkin
VITA– Dominic & Kristin Sands & Art department?  & Ellen Nescar
MONICA Rico
MEGHAN– Elke

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