Minutes Special Strategy Meeting: March 4, 2012
[Editor's Note: publishing these notes as submitted (w/ no edits) on 3/5/12. My apologies for the delay. 3/7/12KR]
Values of Occupy Houston
We create and maintain global, social, economic and environmental justice by promoting fairness, human rights including diversity, humanity, the general welfare, love, equality, openness to ideas, human needs, human longevity, inclusiveness, education, the ending of war, peace, and protection of the living ecosystem, always striving for nonviolence in our thoughts and words and practicing nonviolence in our actions.
We do this with patience, balance and love, cooperation, communication, respect, equality and inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, peace and emphasis on diversity.
We do this through an accountable and transparent participatory democracy, consistent, progressive and effective actions and our values.
MISSION (PROCESS) STATEMENT
The role of the Workgroup Coordinators is to facilitate communicate between Workgroups and to rotate in service as responsible individuals who can be held accountable to the General Assembly to bring Workgroup proposals to the GA (although this does not exclude individuals from independently making proposals at the GA or exclude individuals who would like to make proposals from seeking support from the Coordinates) to ensure that info is disseminated properly to help develop proposal specificity where it is lacking and to link proposals which have been passed to appropriate individuals, seeking out volunteers & acting as mentors as needed & ways for implementation. The ultimate goal of this process is to enable concrete action steps on the ground to facilitate organization behind implementation while allowing space for spontaneity & exceptions.
Review of 2/17/12 Workgroup Coordinators Meeting & 3/2/12 Facilitator Meeting
Groups will be permitted to “Break Out” in the event of other meetings.
Breaks: 2:15; 3:35; 4:45. 5:50 Evaluation. 6:00 Adjourn
Finish Address Workgroup Coordinators
Reboot Occupy Houston
Is this meeting a GA?
Yes: Trust Issue. Last mtg, was decided GA. Glitches in minutes. Minutes at end of mtg. or new GA.
Facebook Invite specified not a GA.
Option 1. A StrategyMeeting?
Option 2. Treat Meeting?
VOTE – THIS IS A GA.
Ginelle Rojas April 14th Occupy ICE.
Discussion Diner Palistine
5 Puppies up for adoption.
Delbert Jobs for Greater Houston
Green Party running for office.
Ted – Presentation on Solar Energy from the Moon.
KPFT Board & change management of station.
9:00 Rally at El Paso gas. On Gulf Freeway
All Workgroups on web.
OCCUPY HOUSTON WORKGROUPS
Structure & Strategy
People of Color
Membership as a Coordinating Committee Member is a two month term unless there is a lack of willing participation and then the GA can approve a consecutive term.
A Strategy GA Meeting at Tranquility Park on Sunday 3/11 at 1:00.
A Facilitation Meeting Friday 3/9 at 2990 Richmond at 7:00.