New General Assembly Schedule Consented To on Thursday, October 20

The following proposal was consented to by Occupy Boston’s General Assembly on Thursday, October 20:

The Facilitators Working Group (FWG) proposes, starting on Sunday, October 23, that Occupy Boston move to a schedule of conducting General Assembly (GA) on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 7 pm to 10 pm, as well as in the case of emergencies.

The FWG proposes that all working groups hold at least one publicly accessible, weekly meeting (except Legal Working Group, whose meetings are necessarily confidential). The day, time, and place of the meeting is to be posted on the Occupy Boston website and made available to both the Info Tent and the Media Tent scheduling board. The meeting will be facilitated as a horizontal democracy using a consensus decision-making process. During the non-GA evenings, there will be facilitated discussions and debates starting at 7 pm on issues that interest the Occupy Boston community. Topics for these non-GA nights should be proposed in advance by individuals or working groups during General Assembly.

The FWG offers its services to all working groups who wish to be trained in a consensus process, and, if needed, can help working groups with the facilitation of their first scheduled public meeting.