Tonight’s GA – 5:30 PM Fall River Main Public Library – Nagle Room
March 1st event (Thursday) at BCC and Durfee in solidarity with Occupy Our Education
Maryellen, Eileen, and I would like to request that we stop posting articles to the GoogleGroup, unless it’s something we all need to read. We can create another Google Group for discussions, for those who would like to continue discussing articles. I am personally fond of doing this when I have the time or an article interests me since I have an smart phone, but I understand this can be overwhelming or annoying for people.
Occupy Fall River pamphlets are being made by Maryellen and I. We did the best we could to represent all of us. We can change it later if we all want.
We have at least fifty copies of the Occupied Providence Journal.
On March 1st, Occupy Fall River will meet at the BCC campus center, if you can advise us to the nearest “free speech zone” (rolls eyes at the term), it would be helpful.
The ideal is to try to get close enough to where students can hear us, mic check pre-written or on-the-fly statements on higher ed, and distribute copies of the Occupied Providence Journal along with Occupy Fall River leaflets. We hope to mic check it, but if there aren’t enough of us, it could just be a soapbox.
I also hope some students will engage us. Deanna and I had hoped we might be able to talk to some people in hopes of a BCC Occupy.
Next, we will meet at the bus stop in front of the Driscoll Rink for 2:30. When the students start to come out, we will mic check or soap box about public education. It can be anything you want, but choose something you feel is important. Nothing over one or two minutes each. You may draft several statements, if we decide there to take turns. We will repeat the distribution of materials. We will of course be respectful of other people’s opinions, and not be too pushy. I hope to get a flier up about the event in New York Bagel by Wednesday, which I will work on tonight or tomorrow.
Our worst case scenario is that we perform shameless self-promotion by general person-to-person engagement and distribution of materials.
We can make this the focus of Wednesday’s GA. I also propose that for Wednesday’s protest, we protest outside a Walgreens or Wal-Mart with signs about ALEC. I can make signs for anyone who would like one.
Wednesday’s GA will be at the Fall River Main Public Library in the Nagle Room at 5:30 PM-7:30 PM? All are welcome. If you can’t make the whole thing, we will try to catch you up if we can.
Likely agenda items are:
Occupy Education event
Move to Amend
May Day event
Operation Seedbomb/Occupy Our Food Supply
Considering time restraints, some may have to just be short discussions.
This movement is expanding fast, and it’s through a lot of collaboration. We are all in this together. We are the “99%”.