GA Notes 1/10/12
Agenda: Reflections on eviction defence and introductio
Lane: My most fervent hope is that we keep the excitement going. We should not rest on our laurels.
Donna: I'm excited about today. I've had a rough week. I've seen so much apathy. I stopped by for GA on Saturday. No one was here. There needs to be more organisation. I'm never gonna give up. My life is Occupy.
Melissa: I was gone for ten days and I've been out of the loop. Its hard to watch what is going on if you're outside of here. Whatever I can do I will do. I can't type and I don't have a car. There are a lot of people in Occupy Miami. This is a little, intimate group, and there's a lot of energy that comes from a really deep place. Its really beautiful to me. Today was a victory.
Joy: I'm really happy about today. I'm sorry I couldn't be here. We really pulled together and showed our focus. We should recognise what we did to get this done. Yes, we need more organisation.
Elizabeth: I don't know anything about the movement. This is my first GA
Michelle: I'm happy. This is a victory. Its important that we have small victories. We have shamed the sheriff and now he's afraid. Also, its possible that she may still be evicted according to the Baltimore Sun. Just because they didn't come today, doesn't it mean it can't happen tomorrow.
AD: I'm glad we've won today. The state of Baltimore is not very good. We need to fix that.
Tai: I liked today. I felt like we actually did something after a long time of not doing anything.
Chyno: I moved to NY a few weeks ago. I'm really invested in Occupy Wall Street. What I can say is that this Occupy is far more organised and cohesive than Wall Street. There is more unity even with something like this. I commend you all for this. I walked away feeling really empowered. I've lived in Baltimore whree people make shit happen a lot with just a little. People who never say things are saying things.
Athena: I understand people's frustrations. I've been there. We do need to be more organised. Today was great. I think there needs to be a call for people to show up tomorrow. At least there's a concern that they should show up tomorrow. I'm really happy.
Michael: I've been with Occupy for a while. Its a great movement. I like the organisation. The grand scheme of where this movement is going needs to be planned internally.
Ed: I think we do need to set aside some time to focus long range about where we're going... shooting ideas at each other and get thoughts going.
Youth Jail January 16th-20th
There will be an MLK parade on Monday, January 16th. There will be a rally at at an unknown location on the 16th. We stand for erecting school instead of Jails. There will also be teach ins.
Chyno's proposal to hold GA in Penn Station at 8:00 1/12/11 passed.
Proposal passed to empower Joy to select a location for OB.
Jobs for Justice is marching from a Baptist church to Occupy DC on March 14th. A logistics meeting is happening on Thursday.
Request for office space proposals. Proposals should include contact info, specs, pictures, and any other helpful information. It should include an open floor plan. Contact Zak with options.