November 10th Action Meeting Agenda

Agenda, Occupy for All, November 10 Meeting

Call to Action

United we stand, divided we fall.

Never before have these words been more important or relevant. We stand at the edge of a revolution, where our actions matter more than ever, and our solidarity with one another is the only thing that will help us see it through. If we become divided, then everything for which we have fought and struggled is lost. We call ourselves the 99% because, together, that’s exactly what we are. This is not a movement of individuals acting alone. This is not a movement for selfish agendas. This is an opportunity for us to speak with one voice, united, standing strong in the face of those who would try to silence us. Occupy for All seeks to empower all to use their voice, especially those who do not feel they have one. We seek to unite the various occupations and show that, even though we may be divided by local, state, and national borders, we are still together. Our goal is to open the lines of communication between the various occupations and to make sure that the things that are needed get to the people that need them most. We are not just here for ourselves, but for all who would stand under the banner of “Occupy”. We call on all in Michigan, the United States, and around the world to initiate autonomous action, and to become involved in inter-occupation activities. Solidarity!

We are the 99%. All For One, Occupy For All.

Introductions

  • Facilitation Team (Kent, Kat, Nathanael, etc.)
  • Attendees
    • Name, Occupation, Working Group

Philosophical Discussion

  • We are an inter-occupation action group.
  • We hold action meetings.
    • What is an Action Meeting?
    • An Action Meeting is where different opportunities for action are brought to the table and plans are made for how we can take participate in those actions, as a group or as individuals.
  • Scheduling Action
    • It is our goal to be able to keep a calendar of Direct Action opportunities and meetings for all the Occupations we are currently in contact with. It is our hope that we can facilitate better scheduling of activities, so we can give those events the numbers they require.
    • We aim to assist in areas where there are needs.
      • Discussed more in Occupation Outreach.

Occupation Outreach

  • Finding out the needs of each Occupation.
    • Camp Need Lists
    • Event Need Lists
  • Promoting Occupation Events
    • Boost Attendance
    • Create a Presence
  • Going to another Occupation weekly as a small group
    • Create a cycle, where we can deliver goods from one camp to the next.
  • Gathering of the Tribes: this week at Occupy Flint

Opportunities Within Occupy For All

  • Point of Contact – Occupy ???
    • Acting as the Contact for Occupy for All within the various occupations
  • Transportation
    • Creating Rideshares
    • Delivering Goods
  • Facilitation
    • Organizing/Facilitating Action Meetings
  • Hunter/Gatherer
    • Gathering Supplies
    • Finding Opportunities for Direct Action
  • Scheduling
    • Schedule next Action Assembly
    • Keeping track of Calendar
    • Find out Occupation Events
  • Contact Sheet
    • Name, Phone, E-mail, Home Occupation

Web Presence

Announcements

  • Friday, November 11th
    • Mic Check: Open Mic, Poetry Slam & Veteran’s Day Celebration (Occupy Flint) – 2-5pm @ Corner of 1st and Saginaw
    • Outreach Meeting (Occupy Detroit) – 5:30-8pm @ LAX 2nd Floor
    • Facilitation: Intro to Direct Democratic Process (Occupy Detroit) – 6pm @ Grand Circus Park
    • Cultural Night (Occupy Ann Arbor) – 8pm @ Liberty Plaza
  • Saturday, November 12th
    • Second Visit to the Bank(s) (Occupy Ann Arbor) – 10:30am @ Liberty Plaza
    • General Assembly (Occupy Detroit) – 12pm @ Grand Circus Park
      • Check website, location may change.
    • Survival Workshop (Occupy Ann Arbor) – 3pm @ Liberty Plaza
    • Media Team Meeting (Occupy Detroit) – 6pm @ LAX
    • PeaceNick Fundraiser for Occupy D (Occupy Detroit) – 8pm @ Phoenix Cafe
  • Sunday, November 13th
    • Comfort Meeting (Occupy Detroit) – 8am
    • General Assembly (Occupy Ann Arbor) – 1pm @ League -Vandenberg Room
      • Michigan League, 911 N. University
    • Media Team Meeting (Occupy Detroit) – 6pm @ LAX
  • Monday, November 14th
    • Quaker House Workshop (Occupy Kalamazoo) – 7-11am @
    • Facilitation: Intro to Direct Democratic Process (Occupy Detroit) – 6pm @ Grand Circus Park
    • Facilitation Meeting (Occupy Detroit) – 7:30pm @ LAX
  • Tuesday, November 15th
    • A Social Forum on Rebuilding Working People’s Power (Occupy Ann Arbor) – 7pm @ Michigan League
  • Wednesday, November 16th
    • Non-Violence/Civil Disobedience (Occupy Ann Arbor) 6pm @ Liberty Plaza

Actionable Steps

  • Website
    • Post Call to Action
    • Links to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter
    • Posting Events/Calendar
  • Scheduling
    • Next Action Meeting
    • Trip to Occupy Detroit
    • Trip to Occupy Lansing
    • Return trip to Occupy Flint