I was at OccupyProvidence today (guy who taped your GA, its for
university thesis on social movements). I've been to around 10 other
occupies in the east coast though I'm actually from California and
will return there soon.
It seems like luck of communication does exist between Occupies even
though every time I ask about it people tell me they keep in touch
with other nearby occupies and with OWS and joint days of actions seem
to be followed possibly due to initiative coming from NY and others
picking up on it. But people need personal communication and that is
locking. There is an occupytogether.org which has forum but it is not
very active. I'd say right way to do is designate one (or more) person
from each occupy to be on common maillist/forum, to discuss joint
actions and concerns/issues.
As far as Providence specifically, the problem is probably great drop
in temperature in the last few days which kept supporters away and is
hard on those in the camp. You guys are close to Boston so perhaps
joint meetings or people coming to/from each camp could be helpful.
I'll be at OccupyBoston tomorrow and can ask if you want.
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM, Allyson Trull <email@example.com> wrote:
I'm getting quickly overwhelmed by this listserv and the number of e-mails
that come through per day. I am looking to create mini "affinity groups"/
"support groups" from people from different occupations around the
country/world. I'm looking for a few people that would be interested in
having a 1/2 hour per week phone or skype conversation/check in. I'm feeling
a little lost in this movement especially given the overwhelming amount of
media there is on the internet about it. I'm looking to connect with living
PEOPLE though, instead of newstories, youtube videos, & soundbytes. I also
notice a lot of people here at the Providence camp getting burned out and am
looking for a way to support each other through it.
If you might be interested in something of the sort, please let me know.
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