For people who missed it the first time:
Meeting of all communications related working groups Wednesday
10-26, 7:30pm at 60 Wall St!
See below for details.
On 10/24/2011 11:16 AM, Christian Smith-Socaris wrote:
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
- 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 on transparency.
- Basic channels of communication are uncoordinated and
In addition to what other groups find relevant, we specifically
hope to discuss:
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