From:   Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:30:47 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Occupy Wall Street Analytics
 

Thanks Harrison for this.

 

Could someone from the PoC working group join our community relations group to help working with a diverse group of local residents/businesses? I'm thinking specifically of the many Hispanic, African-American, Asian etc residents and business-owners in the area.

 

-Justin

 

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On Oct 8, 2011, at 7:38 AM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote:

 

> I am a nonwhite person (Puerto Rican) who never fills out surveys that

> ask me to specify my ethnicity. There are people in the world who

> could give a crap abt reporting their race/ethnicity, or who deem it

> something to pay attention to.

>

> I am here to make a change for everyone.

>

> As Michael Jackson sang in "Man in the Mirror"

>

> (ducking now from the many stones about to be thrown)

>

> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 3:11 AM, Lycophidion <lycophidion@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I'd like to thank sister Shaista for her comments and suggest two

>> things. First, that the term "non-white people" might be offensive to

>> folks: imagine defining people as the negative of the privileged

>> group. Second, as implied by Shaista, the work of the PoC Working

>> Group is crucial, but not enough. Their goals and efforts should

>> infuse every working group, every committee, and OWS, as a whole. It

>> is imperative that this young movement begin to reflect the

>> demographics of NYC. It is imperative that the base and leadership of

>> this struggle actively incorporate those who have most at stake in its

>> outcome. That is the only way the Occupy movement is going to go

>> forward and weather the storms that lie ahead.

>>

>> On Oct 8, 1:58 am, shaista husain <shaistahus...@gmail.com> wrote:

>>> THis is REALLY SAD empirical evidence of how estranged people of color

>>> feel from this movement. Its heartbreaking and devastating.

>>>

>>> "The sample of non-white people in this sample is so small that I doubt

>>> I'll get any worth while insight from it but I'll be sure to let

>>> everyone know if I find anything. Several respondents self-responded

>>> with specific nationalities, which could be better way to think about

>>> diversifying this movement. In the mean time we absolutely should

>>> make Micha's suggestion of a non-white media day(s) happen."

>>>

>>> Thanks for putting this at the end of your survey, just like

>>> "colonization" is the last sentence of the declaration. Perhaps it is

>>> because this is our main challenge, as a movement.

>>> Mica's suggestion for non-white dominated media day is bogus--we

>>> should make everyday non-white dominated media day, every day.

>>> That means white people should actively speak about people of color

>>> and minorities==should promote their cause in multicultural

>>> inclusiveness in an actively conscious way.

>>>

>>> Today once again, sitting in the Education and Empowerment working

>>> group--if it isn't white men dominating the meeting, then its men of

>>> color, while the women of color bicker amongst themselves suspiciously

>>> of each other for no reason except that we feel so alienated we just

>>> try to learn the "process"

>>> Its getting tiresome and ridiculous.

>>>

>>> Comrades, our outreach into labor and community of color has been

>>> amazing, our diversity is a fact on the ground, but we must actively

>>> decolonize our movement without tokenism, can white people speak about

>>> communities of color directly and speak about diversity and

>>> multiculturalism? Why does it have to be brown folks doing all the

>>> work? Can you please allow women and women of color to speak up,

>>> encourage them to speak, and take it one step further and make these

>>> issues your own--i am speaking to the people who are NOT doing this

>>> already consciously actively. This is what this occupation has to be

>>> about. Not just polls and media hype, but real transformation. Here is

>>> a quote by Robin Kelley from Freedom Dreams:

>>>

>>> "Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock

>>> down. We not only end up confused, rudderless, and cynical, but we

>>> forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers

>>> and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us"

>>> — Robin D.G. Kelley (Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination)

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Justine <just...@occupywallst.org> wrote:

>>>> Great work, ty :)

>>>

>>>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Harrison Schultz <schuh...@gmail.com> wrote:

>>>

>>>>> Traffic to occupywallst.org continues to surge, our new high is just

>>>>> over/under 400,000 visits in the last few days. 350,346 people

>>>>> visited occupywallst.org that day, 1,890 of them answered a survey

>>>>> that we put up on the site within the span of a few short hours.

>>>

>>>>> I can't post charts into the body of this message for some reason, but

>>>>> as we would expect the overwhelming majority of the respondents are

>>>>> white educated, earning little but employed full-time, left-leaning

>>>>> straight guys who live in cities and describe themselves as

>>>>> independents rather than democratic or republican...only 37

>>>>> republicans filled out this survey unfortunately.

>>>

>>>>> These respondents overwhelmingly use the internet more than the T.V.

>>>>> 74% are regularly using Youtube

>>>>> 67% are on regularly using Facebook

>>>>> 74% are not regularly using Reddit

>>>>> 61% are not regularly using Twitter

>>>

>>>>> 85% are not watching Fox.

>>>

>>>>> 81% strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Protests.

>>>>> 74% believe that the Occupy Wall Street Protests will create positive

>>>>> and lasting social change.

>>>>> 73% strongly believe that the protests will grow.

>>>

>>>>> Yet, a combined total of only 24% of these respondents have

>>>>> participated in these protests, which suggests that in spite of the

>>>>> homogeneity of the movement as it currently stands, there is much

>>>>> opportunity to further increase our numbers on the ground from within

>>>>> our current base of support.

>>>

>>>>> I've heard reports from Flux of campers from who watched the

>>>>> livestream for so long that they wound up coming to Liberty.

>>>>> Definitely the next best thing to being hear. I also noticed that the

>>>>> livestream.com/globalrevolution website showed up 4th on the 2nd page

>>>>> of a search for "occupy wall street" Fortunately optimization is our

>>>>> Comrade Zach Notes specialty and he should be able and willing to help

>>>>> us if someone from the media team can hook him up with access to the

>>>>> site. I've also added a question to the survey asking if they

>>>>> regularly follow the protests on the livestream so we can track this

>>>>> with subsequent surveys. More cameras and streams couldn't hurt at

>>>>> all either.

>>>

>>>>> The sample of non-white people in this sample is so small that I doubt

>>>>> I'll get any worth while insight from it but I'll be sure to let

>>>>> everyone know if I find anything. Several respondents self-responded

>>>>> with specific nationalities, which could be better way to think about

>>>>> diversifying this movement. In the mean time we absolutely should

>>>>> make Micha's suggestion of a non-white media day(s) happen.

>>>

>>>>> Response patterns for female respondents were so nearly identical to

>>>>> the male respondents that I won't bother to indicate them - however I

>>>>> did notice that 52% of the female respondents listen to the radio as

>>>>> opposed to 40% of male respondents, which could be a good way to start

>>>>> trying to reach more women.

>>>

>>>>> The numbers on the ground from this week look excellent as well. It

>>>>> does look like there's a real hardcore group of roughly 200-300

>>>>> holding it down. There was 115% increase in the average number of

>>>>> people counted in the camp each morning between Monday and Friday.

>>>>> Let's see if the same trend happens next week or if it was just due to

>>>>> nicer weather at the end of the week.

>>>

>>>>> Monday 10/3/2011 - 163

>>>>> Tuesday 10/4/2011 - 240

>>>>> Wednesday 10/5/2011 - 261

>>>>> Thursday 10/6/2011 - 307

>>>>> Friday 10/7/2011 - 351

>>>

>>>>> I'm done for the night comrades,

>>>

>>>>> -Harrison

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