-Asa said he has all the wooden pieces of tents, and other parts are
in different locations.
-The question of what to do with these supplies, and people seemed in
agreement to get them to a single location.
-The question of blanket distribution came up - Athena and others
wanted to distribute them to people in need in a neighborhood,
Franklin was thought best because we had made recent actions and
-A proposal to distribute them through St. Benedict's Church is still
SAINT BENEDICT 2612 Wilkens Avenue Baltimore MD 21223
-Timothy voiced concerns that Occupy Baltimore be more consciously
accountable for its supplies and how it handles them
-Tim suggested we keep the heavier gray and beige wool blankets
(because they are more expensive?)
-It was decided that Timothy and Ed will work on recovery and
consolidation of these materials
-Everyone who attended had positive things to say about this event
-There was a recycling/trash pickup of the basketball court, and
-Some notable figures came out
- Doc Cheetah (??) showed up
- Channel 11 news came out and will have aired their piece on the
TV last night at 11pm.
-There was an idea of having a NEIGHBORHOOD PETITION for Franklin to
rally more support of not closing post office. Perhaps SOON
-Asa announced the Restructing/Spokescouncil working group will be
meeting again soon and anyone is invited to attend
-It was clarified that this should be posted to the occupybmore.org
calendar as soon as it is confirmed
-OCCUPY OUR HOMES, 6:30 pm Wednesday 12/21 at the Baltimore Free
School, 1323 N Calvert
-January 2nd: Unite Here Union rally, at Occupy Philadelphia, there
will be a free shuttle from Bmore leaving at 10:30am and returning at
7:30pm, contact Athena if interested in attending
- JANUARY 4th: Workers United press conference for the January 14th
march will be held at 9 West Mulberry
-The idea of how many times a week to hold GA was discussed
-At a specific place, or multiple places?
-3 times a week had a consensus, the days Tuesday Thursday and
Saturday were agreed as possibly the best regular days
-an idea of a party tent that could be popped up at McKeldin was
-Thursday's GA was decided to be at Current Gallery, 421 N. Howard (at
Howard and Franklin)
-Union Hall is also a possible locale for GAs
-Iris proposed holding a McKeldin GA on Tuesday 12/27 to decide
concretely what locations in January, this was passed
-Jenny proposed endorsing an event called "Consensus Body and Soul"
-it will be a workshop held January 14-16th 2012, at the H&H Building,
it will be run by C.T. Butler and his wife I didn't catch her name.
The workshop is on how to build consensus within social organization,
although seems a bit more metaphysical as well I could be wrong?
-To endorse said event, Jenny asked that OB contribute $200 in funds
($100 for the space rental, $100 for the workshop leaders). This will
be a donation event so basically anyone from OB can attend for free,
if they are homeless or running low on funds. $200 is not a huge sum
of $ for OB to contribute for an all-weekend event but,
-It was proposed that before it is endorsed by OB, the workshop
leaders be asked if they can reschedule to a further weekend to not be
on same date as the Washington DC march.
-Nothing was finalized, it is still on the table
-Discussion of blankets came up again, Tim brought up the point of
accountability again, and some people walked out
-Tim's point of how we spend OB funds, where that money goes and how
transparent the process is, is something that should be further
considered, specifically in relation to the blanket distribution.
-The meeting was adjurned