I'm in favor. This is a big deal for the community that lives around the park. I'd also like to put forth a thing to not have drumming during the GAs, because it's counterproductive to people trying to hear. As the GAs usually end late, I'd be in favor of not having drumming after them, either.
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Matthew Presto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Waving my fingers in the air really high in agreement!
Since sundown is prior to the GA, we can't formally make a decision beforehand, but I think that's fine--I would have no issue with individuals asking people to stop their drumming tonight to respect the wishes of those observing Yom Kippur. We can't control people, of course, but I'd like to think they'd oblige. Maybe once we reach GA, the issue can then be raised as an agenda item? If anyone is around at 4, facilitation meets then, usually at the northwest corner of the park.
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Matthew Bralow <email@example.com>
Ocppiers, see attached. Can we PLEASE get temperature check, poll
people etc. To get consensus about this asap? BEFORE sundown?
Re: drumming, observance of high holy days... See attached
On 10/7/11, Steven Abramson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Folks
> Occupy Wall Street is a movement that is taking off, gathering steam, and is
> getting worldwide attention. I live in the neighborhood and fully support
> what I have been seeing and hearing. However, I have a request.
> Please stop the drumming--it is driving people in the neighborhood crazy,
> people who are your allies and friends. We lost Zucotti Park, which we love
> in our devastated neighborhood. We are always targeted because of our
> proximity to Wall St, whether for a good cause (ie, OWS) or a bad one (Al
> Quaeda). But we gladly give the park to OWS.
> I have spoken to some folks at the site who have been kind, gracious, and
> understanding, and the drumming does stop at 10PM. But why now during the
> day? To generate excitement and people? You've done that.
> Here's another request. Tonight begins the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur,
> it is the most important day in our calendar, it is a day of remembrance,
> reflection, meditation, quiet, taking stock of one's life and changing it
> for the good of oneself, one's family, one's community, and the world.
> I ask for a 24-hour moritorium on drumming from sundown tonight to sunset
> tomorrow night, the hours of the Yom Kippur observance.
> Gratefully yours
> Steven Abramson
> 114 Liberty Street