Intro to GA
Volunteer Group Reports Back
Web (Kevin) :
- Website was down for a couple of hours after being moved to the new server. Problem won’t happen again.
- Media area is not an internet cafe. If you want to use space please sign up because there are expensive electronics, etc.
Radical Studies Group:
- 11-11-11 is coming up. Great ideas in the air, but we need a plan:
- 11:30 am Walk-Out at University of Houston
- around 2-3 pm meet back at Occupy Houston
- Discussion circle from 2-5 pm
- Topics like taking care of vets
- open mic like before: sing, vent, performances
- Tell everyone about it
Finance Group (Jaimyn):
- anyone by finance group sign the list yet to be designated of a lock and key -pass key onto someone else in finance team?
- Overnight watch needs volunteers
- 11-1 needs to be published online
- Next week have first issue of OccupyHouston newspaper – printing 10,000 issues, each costs 8cents so we need to raise $800. 8 pages in color
- Need reporters, researchers, interviewers, distributors
- Need food donations and volunteers
- OccupyAmerica greetings from New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis and Washington DC
- Housekeeping – cleanliness is a must
- Story time – 30 minutes after GA
- New volunteer group Strategy and Game Plan by the bridge 7pm
- in 2 days celebrating our first month.
- want to make a video montage would like help from MEDIA (but did not offer to volunteer)
- Finance volunteers discuss agenda for Sunday
- Collecting info about mothers who are part of Occupy Houston Sunday for play day
- Honorable Eric Cantor having event at Rice 11-10 at 11am – open to public but must reserve seats. We should reserve seats but ten walk out.
- Allow Burk to file permits for tents , structures, electricity, etc. -ACCEPTED
- Pipeline — an oil company front group Called ‘Jobs for the 99%’ is a scam that has been trying to co-opt the Occupy movement. “We stand in solidarity against Keystone XL Pipeline” –ACCEPTED
- GA 4 times a week instead of every day (dedicate M W F for work group discussion) -BLOCKED
- OccupyHouston accepts declaration of occupation (?? not sure what declaration was –needs clarification)
- Action to block a bridge on 17th of Nov. in solidarity and response from OWS call for solidarity – BLOCKED
- Organize sharing ideas
- Sharing space for World AIDS day December 1st
- Sign up for lectures on 11-11
- Feel free to talk on GA, express opinions
- Everybody get involved more
- Communication is the basis of all relationship
- Veterans for peace are rallying on 11-11-11 join them at 11am Memorial Day parade.
- Gathering a list of cities affected by pipeline