GA Summary – Sunday 10/2/2011

Here is the summary of this morning’s 10 a.m. General Assembly. Tonight’s GA will be at 7 p.m.

We talked about a possible 9 a.m. wake up call for the camp for everyone be ready and present to hear morning announcements. This will be further discussed at tonight’s GA.

The city collects our trash at 2 p.m. daily, so trash should begin to be organized at noon and again at 8 p.m.

Intercommunications Team (now known as the Comm Team) training took place directly following the GA. If you would like to join the Communications team please come to the media tent!

Groups need to do the following:

– Send a Reddit moderator are needed from each group to the media tent.

– Each group needs to compile a list of things they do and their function. Please bring this list to the media tent by 6 p.m. TODAY or email it to commboston@gmail.com

-There are periodic facilitator training meetings. There will be one today at 5 p.m. across from the Media tent on the rise. Check the schedule outside the Media tent for more information.

-Arts & Culture are now calling themselves Recess and tonight at GA they will propose their ideas for events. They are located in the Community tent.

-There was a Direct Action meeting right after the GA.

Other Morning News:

Two of signs hung up over one tent were taken down and an American flag was hung upside down was flipped right side up. Please be aware that an upside down hanging flag means the country is in distress. There was also a report of a threat of violence against one of our community. This is not acceptable. We are a nonviolent movement and so we expect all occupiers to follow this rule. Respect everyone! A point was made here that if you ever feel yourself getting hot-headed, please try to calm down and not do anything rash. Head over to the meditation space in the Faith and Spirituality tent for help (once it gets rebuilt).

There will be a rally on November 2 about the cost of public education. Location to be announced.

The Planning and Layout Committee would like to keep the rows organized by naming them as streets. Meet with the Planning group directly following GA to talk about that. Also, be sure to help your neighbors with rebuilding tents if they have fallen over.

We are working to make a laundry drop off spot. If you don’t need clothes washed but do need them dried, there are clothing racks outside the Community tent.

OTHER POINTS:
-National Lawyers Guild training is at 3PM right next to media tent
-We need to figure out a time for curfew so campers can sleep and also maybe designate an area without a curfew. Will be talked about at evening GA
-We need to pass out bread to homeless people around the city because we have way too much bread
-There as thought of a possible homeless food shelter
-We need to make it easier for people of color to join the movement
-Logistics needs blankets. Please donate!
-Flyers are available at the internal comm table
-Meditation has a group meeting at 2PM
-Legal, call the NLG instead of the ACLU
-There is a 5pm outreach meeting. Please can all members attend

That’s it! Hope to see you tonight at 7 p.m. for our evening GA.