Announcements & Passed Proposals

*Occupy GA at Clark in RED SQUARE at 4pm on SATURDAY  12/3/11 following the Worcester GA on

-To discuss and come to CONSENSUS on a physical outdoor occupation at Clark to include everyone/all interested in occupying including Worcester Occupants

*WAFT Blockade TOMORROW at City Hall starting at 10:30am

The blockade is at 25 Balis Ave.

*Womens March in Boston—detail on OccupyClark page

*Worcester Occupation is being evicted from Lincoln Ave the morning of Monday 12/5/11

*NAACP March on Dec. 10th starting at AUSTIN & MAIN ST. in Worcester at 10am

Protest to recognize racially charged issues in Worcester. There will be a rally to follow the March

*Poster making at 4pm on Friday in the Craft Studio

*Occupy Christmas Carolers practice Tomorrow at 7pm or following the Worcester General Assembly

Details on facebook

*Occupy GAs to be held at 9pm on Wednesday’s until Winter Break (new meeting time to be discussed if necessary following the 9pm GA on 1/18/12 following Clark student’s return from winter break)

*Outreach Working group will meet at 9pm on Mondays from now on

*Activism and Outreach Working Group focusing on Environmental Sustainability, Social Justice and Minority issues and Gender issues

First meeting to be on Thursday 11/8 at 9pm in the UC Commuter Lounge

GA Assembly Agenda Points and Discussion

Working Group Stack

Proposal to have Sustainability and Social Justice working groups PASSED BY CONSENSUS

Working group decided after the meeting to be called the Activism and Outreach working group (see above for details)

Proposal to have Minority Outreach Working Group PASSED BY CONSENSUS

Group decided after the GA to be combined into Activism and Outreach (see above)

Announcement to look at posted code of conduct document on Occupy Worcester and give feedback

Stack Closed on Working Groups

Occupy Worcester on Clark Campus Stack

——the following were stated opinions during stack—–

(forgive the generalization and summarization of the following….i don’t write fast enough)

*A physical occupation is a great tactic for outreach, but we need to remember how much time and sacrifice it takes

*If there is a physical occupation on Clark campus, there needs to be serious attention given to logistics and especially cleaning, organization, and sanitation.

*There is a lot of talk about not having a physical occupation at all but [speaker] believes that it is a great way to have everyone together to take part in direct action. It is a constant place for idea sharing and conversation. It provides a good place for meetings and logistics support

*An occupation here might be good to bring support from the rest of the campus and get people involved more heavily. It might also allow people to have a place to get information on whats going on and why/what we are doing. Worry is that the administration needs to be on board, or at least aware and not overly opposed.

*It’s the way occupations have been organizing outreach and are able to talk about it with people. It gives a chance for people to stop by at anytime. [speaker] has had multiple encounters with people at all hours wanting to discuss the movement and [speaker] will ‘occupy no matter what’

*There is a worry that an occupation on Clark would result in the ideas and purpose being lost in translation. Clark supports occupy Worcester entirely but students and other people wouldn’t necessarily know that, so if there was an occupation there would need to be a large effort to educate as to purpose and let people know that we weren’t protesting the university

*If there is a physical occupation there needs to be an outreach campaign prior

*[speaker] is very grateful that clark students welcome occupy Worcester people at all the Clark general assemblies. If there idea is to get more people involved then an occupation would be the way to do it. Someone will always be awake and willing to talk to anyone that comes by about the movement

*physical occupation is a good way to get people talking and make them aware and keep them thinking

*Clark’s open campus would be good a good place because people can come through all the time to bring discussion. It’s the best way to do outreach and get people involved

*Cowboy proposed having a logistics meeting

*if you want to do outreach you need to be there all the time

*There is a serious disconnect between Clark students and the OccupyClark group. Just the wording of the title of occupy clark makes people upset because they understand it as an occupation of the college and a protest against it. They ask ‘what did clark do to you’. They don’t understand that we aren’t occupy clark to protest the institution and that we are occupy in general to raise awareness.  We need to make sure people know what occupyclark is all about.

Stack closed

Please remember to send all notes from GA’s and working groups to occupyclark@gmail.com

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