Greetings from the Outreach Committee:
In order to better gain support and cooperation from as many people
as possible, and to better coordinate our scarce resources, the
Outreach Committee is inviting all working groups that deal with
communications or similar community engagement work to a group
meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 in the Atrium of 60 Wall St.
What is leading us to call this super-meeting?
As we engage with the public and try to manage a flood of interest
from people looking to support us and get involved in spreading the
message of this movement, we are constantly made aware that:
Clearly these are needs that everyone working hard in the various
working groups understands, and there is activity from several sides
to deal with these issues. To that end we feel that coming together
will help us accelerate our work and coordinate our efforts to have
all of our voices become more accessible to the public.
- People find it difficult to find out basic information about
the movement and how to plug in. This is especially surprising
to them given the movement's rhetorical and procedural emphasis
- Basic channels of communication are uncoordinated and
In addition to what other groups find relevant, we specifically hope
We hope that each relevant group will be able to send as many
members as possible so we can meet each other and have a
discussion that represents all the people helping to tell our story
and spread this movement!
- The relationship of the various ows media outlets and groups
and how we can bring these streams closer together online.
- The various communication vehicles and strategies (park
tables, documentary, media relations, journalism, blogging,
social media, website) and ways they can be coordinated.
- How we efficiently communicate the needs of the movement and
the working groups to those looking to support ows.
- How we can be more transparent about what we're doing under
the auspices of the GA to communicate about and organize this