Minutes Special Strategy Meeting: March 4, 2012

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

 

Agenda

Finish Address Workgroup Coordinators

Structure

Actions

Reboot Occupy Houston

 

Is this meeting a GA?

Fishbowl

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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Facilitation*

Internet

Finance

Outreach*

Anti-Foreclosure

Structure & Strategy

Newspaper

People of Color

Freedman’s Project

Logistics*

Direct Action*

Diversity*

Legal*

*Inactive Workgroup.

 

PROPOSAL

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.

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