January 30th, 2013
6pm at First Parish Portland
425 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Heidi V, Ron P, Brian L, William H (note taker), Kara O, Alan P (fascilitator), Grace B, Dawn E Y, Eden Y, Rachel L, Bob K, John B, Tim R, Robin F, Peggy A.
Announcements and Check Backs:
Dawn Y announced the check back about the preble street dental clinic that Bruce brought up and found out that the disabled and homeless use this acorss the state. Many organizations through Dawn's work thought it was a rumor, and there was serious concern regarding the closing of this clinic. Alan asked what action we could organize around this issue.
Kara reports back on the Occupy New England Regional Gathering. Thank you card is on the table for the Sacred Heart Church for providing the space. Grace has been given flowers because she is awesome. People came from all over (many states were listed) to attend this ONE conference. Inter Occupy New England was announced as the hub that new england will be using to stay connected: http://interoccupy.net/onewengland/?doing_wp_cron=1359589330.3465590476989746093750
Kara announces 4th Regional Gathering in New Hamsphire is set for April 26th : https://www.facebook.com/events/527404473960365/?fref=ts
They are looking for people to teach classes to do teach ins at this gathering. Contact Kara if you are interested.
Rachel found $170 in the Occupy We Pay account. Grace confirmed the amount of money that was spent for the ONE gathering. Rachel said she would make a proposal later on to reimburse Grace for the amount of money that was not reimbrused.
Robin at the Changing Maine conference last Sunday, January 27th. Sixty people showed up to Augusta to discuss the topic of Feminism. Rob from Vermont was there. Many were empowered and that this event was a learning process. Robin passed out updated postcards: https://www.facebook.com/events/227462327386887/?fref=ts
A Flash mob will be happening, you can learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/116912121819079/?fref=ts
Brian reports back about the Anti Tar Sands protest (https://www.facebook.com/events/404053283006936/?fref=ts) with great video and livestream footage. Brian expresses the current work to put this media together to create outreach videos to draw more people to this issue. Heidi had an idea to do a debrief meeting for the media team.
William announces the next Foreclosure Forum (https://www.facebook.com/events/472689422787602/?fref=ts). February 19th at the State Street Church, 6:30-8:30pm.
William announces Sensory Circus that is happening at Meg Perry Center Feburary 1, 2013 at 5-8pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/105013226342759/?fref=ts
William announces the Street Artist Coalition meeting planning to gather on Saturday Feb 2 at Meg Perry 7pm in hopes to draft an alternate proposal to the city when the Street Artist Task Force is bringing up. Street Artist: Feb 12th, 2013 is the city hall meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/530168270341222/?fref=ts
protect portland's creative community: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-Portlands-Creative-Community/269162369784744?fref=ts
Grace announces the community land trust is this coming monday at the meg perry center. Jonah sent out 200 emails inviting people to have that discussion. 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Robin F announces constallation in a theme about Occupy for first friday Learn more: http://constellationart.com/
Heidi's maine people's alliance February 12th. Suggesting car rides.
Kara announce Feb 6th National Defense Act has been fighting for the last year to get an amendment. Revelation Truth has more information. 2013 NDAA is going back to court at the Supreme Court.
Kara Tar Sands Rally in Washington DC on February 17th, Occupy General Assembly after the event may happen. Buses are going from different groups around the state.
Bob K energy series art walk this Friday at the Art Walk.
Alan March 13 green peace action camp happening in Las Angeles. Solar panels and green energy relief. Green Peace Action Camp: http://members.greenpeace.org/survey/start/531/?fb_action_ids=604442219581383&;fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%22604442219581383%22%3A238641089600011%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22604442219581383%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map
Alan will take bus to the Youth Activist Gathering somewhere in Maine on April 13,14,15
Dawn and Eden announces a report about Tar Sands that Eden would like to a class report. If anyone can provide information/media to Eden for his class it would be nice.
Rachel proposes to pay grace $20 from Occupy fund to reimburse her for the ONE gathering. 15 twinkles, no down fingers. Proposal passes.
Robin proposes going for renting space for a worker owner cooperative and mentions all the groups that would be interested in this proposal. POP about this being an idea, not a proposal. Robin said she needs to do more work for a future proposal.
Heidi proposes a discussion about Bob K and the cooption between 350 and the tar sands protest. First we recognized the work of Bob and Rachel.
Notes are closed for this discussion.