Minutes for 11/13 (Allies Workgroup event)

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Minutes for 11/13 (Allies Workgroup event)

Postby Eli » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:11 pm

Allies Workgroup: Open Forum on Systemic Inequality and the Occupy Movement



1) Introduced ourselves, what motivated each of us to come to this meeting

2) Open discussion on many kinds of inequality and how they relate to Occupy
- many personal stories and experiences told in this portion of the meeting, so we are not including those in the minutes

3) Brainstorming sessions on actions we could hold or strategies we could use:
- reach out to larger audience, inc. online/forums
- come up with lists of issues, distinguishing those affecting OE itself from ones affecting the wider community
- modeling: awareness of language and interactions
- workshops: increasing self-knowledge and how it helps us to be better allies, UO allies workshop
- need for constant activity, making use of all these strategies as well as teach-ins and discussions
- events should have specific times and descriptions

4) Next meeting
- Sun., 11/20 at 2pm, W/J Dome
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