Subject: [NYCGA Internet] REQUEST TO POST TEACH-IN: Participatory Budgeting Teach-in - Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 6pm
From: Vincent Villano
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:19:33 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group
CC: Mike Menser <morphospace@gmail.com>, Josh Lerner <joshalerner@gmail.com>, jillianbuckley@gmail.com

I attempted to send this message to internet@nycga.net but it bounced
back to me so I am sending it again now.

Dear OWS Internet Work Group Member:

My name is Vinny and I am planning to co-facilitate a teach-in with
Josh (cc:ed to this email) at 6pm on Sunday, October 23rd.

Below this message is the description that we were requested to
provide by a OWS participant who you may know - Jillian. (I have cc:ed
Jillian to this email).

Please post this event on the calendars on the OWS and NYCGA websites
so that people are aware of it.  Thank you.

Vinny

EVENT:

PUBLIC CONTROL OVER PUBLIC MONEY: PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING ARRIVES IN
NYC
Frustrated with how the government spends taxpayer money? Think you
could do better? Participatory budgeting gives YOU the power to decide
public spending. It is a democratic process, first developed in the
Brazil, in which community members directly decide how to spend part
of a public budget. Since 1990, it has spread to over 1,000 cities
around the world. This fall, four NY City Council Members and over 40
community organizations launched the largest participatory budgeting
process in the US. Over the next six months, thousands of residents in
four city districts are deciding how to spend around $6 million. We
expect this pilot process to expand next year.

Speakers:
Josh Lerner, The Participatory Budgeting Project
(http://www.participatorybudgeting.org)
Vincent Villano, Community Voices Heard (http://www.cvhaction.org)

DATE: Sunday, October 23rd
TIME: 6pm
LOCATION: Meet by Red Structure Across the Street from Liberty Square
(depending on the size of the group we may have the teach-in where we
meet up or the area by Trinity Church or Charlotte's Place)

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