From:   Ryan Green <ryangreenish@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:49:00 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Cc:   owsinfodeck@gmail.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Questions and proposal abt info systems
 

Hey Beka,

     My name is Ryan.  I work at the info booth with some other folks.  This is a huge problem that we've been trying to deal with.  We've got to get everyone down at Liberty Plaza in the habit of telling the info booths when anything and everything is happening/ is changing / is moving.  My understanding about the 9am Working Groups general meeting was that it doesn't happen on the weekends... but if you're saying that it did happen and moved somewhere outside of the square, then I guess it is still happening.  I attempted to go last Saturday and couldn't find where it was being held, so I assumed it wasn't happening.    

Both info booths on either ends of the park have white boards....  we can try to be better about posting a daily schedule.

I was under the impression that minutes get physically dropped into a box located near the central info booth, and someone from internet types them up that evening... I'll check on this and get back to you.

To the best of my knowledge there is not a Working Group listserv but that would be a good idea.  I'm going to paste into this email the most current info we have on each working group.  Hope this helps.  And I'll get back to you on the those questions I wasn't sure about. - Ryan

occupy wall street

working groups general information

 

Arts & Culture

Contact: arts_culture@nycga.net   Phone: 1-864-832-7875

Meetings: Arts & Culture Working Group 6pm @ Northwest Corner of Park

 

Art & Culture 2

Contact: petroniuse@yahoo.com

 

Education & Empowerment

Inviting Community Activists and Academics for daily open forums @ 6pm. Everyone is encouraged to invite speakers!

Contact: empowermentandeducation@gmail.com  Phone: 1-410-294-7477

Meetings:  Empowerment & Education Planning Meeting - Tuesdays @ 8:30pm

Daily Open Forums @ 6pm

Occupy TV NY

Group of Videographers and Video Editors (pro). Skills req: Videographer / Own Video Camera

Contact: Dwayne12345@gmail.com

 

Nick @ Night (Tobacco Station)

We keep the people calm by rolling them tobacco and making everyone smile.

Contact: Nick_long34@yahoo.com

Location: South Side of Zuccotti Park, near Medical and Comfort.

 

Safer Space Committee

Working for respect of women, LGBTQ, & POC, Rape victim advocates, queers encouraged to come!

Contact: saferspacesows@gmail.com

Meeting: Safer Space Group Meeting - 10pm or after GA, near Halal Cart on Cedar

 

Political and Electoral Reform Working Group

Devoted to brainstorming recommendations for political and electoral reform.

Contact: charles.a.petersea@gmail.com

Meeting: Political & Electoral Reform Daily Meeting - 6pm in front of the People's Library

 

Graphic Design

Graphic design, fliers, map, signage, posters etc.  New members will be accepted starting October 16th. Please send an email if you would like to learn more or join earlier.

Contact: design@nycga.net

Meeting: Sunday Afternoons (Contact for more details)

 

Occupy Wall Street People's Library

We organize the library! New librarians, ideas, books & resources welcome!

Website: peopleslibrary.wordpress.com

Contact: owspeopleslibrary@gmail.com

Location: Visit us in the North East corner of Liberty Plaza

 

The Occupy Wall Street Archives

Documenting the historic activities and events of Occupy Wall Street & Liberty Plaza through archiving video, audio, fliers and signs.

Contact: archives@nycga.net

  Meeting: Archive coordination Meeting - Wednesdays at 8pm @ The People's Library

 

Food

We Feed the Occupiers!

Contact: occupiedkitchen@gmail.com

Meeting: Kitchen Lunch - 11am @ Kitchen

Kitchen Dinner / Night Shift - 4pm @ Kitchen

 

Facilitation

Facilitation of the democratic process in the General Assembly & Direct Democracy Training Contact: mappchris@yahoo.com,  jason.ahmadi@gmail.com , hmmpoeddp@gmail.com Phone: Daniel Depaola: 504-846-7058

Meetings: Facilitation Meeting - 4pm @ Meet at South side of Plaza, then offsite *** Direct Democracy Training - 5:30pm Daily

 

  Education

Skill workshops & videos. Topics include: Sewing, Polyamory, Horticulture, Anti-Opression, Breaking

Gender Binary Consensus. Starts Friday, Meetings TBA

Contact: OWSEducation@gmail.com

 

Public Relations

Press relations, training people to speak to media

Contact: press@occupywallst.org,  kira.annika@gmail.com

Meeting: PR Working Group: 3:30pm @ Press Table under Welcome Table East

 

Sanitation Working Group

We clean up the park and keep spaces free from clutter. Look for people with green arm bands

Contact: Dilinga - Dilingal@gmail.com

 

Security

Security and De-escalation.

Contact: burke.art@gmail.com   Meeting: Security Meeting - 12pm (almost Daily) @ Media Center

 

Accountability & Transparency

We ensure transparency within & among working groups, GA, and Occupation.

Contact:  hmmpoeddp@gmail.com  Phone: Daniel Depaola: 504-846-7058

Meeting: A&T Meeting - 6pm Daily @ Sitting Man Statue, then head off site

 

Direct Action

Primarily plans marches / march guidelines and create other direct actions.

Contact: owsdawg@gmail.com

Meeting: DA Daily Meeting - 2pm M-Fri @ Triangular cement park at Trinity & Edgar

 

Outreach

Reaching out to local people, communities, groups & organizations to help grow the OWS movement. We raise awareness and support. Outreach is looking for neighborhood coordinators in communities across Manhattan & Boroughs

Contact: owsoutreach@gmail.com

Meeting: Outreach Working Group - 5pm Daily @ Outreach Table

 

Occupy Wall Street Journal

Contact: owsmedia@gmail.com

 

Information / Front Desk

We are the Info hub, with four tables providing guidance and orientation in Liberty Plaza.

Contact: owsinfodeck@gmail.com

 

Alternative Banking

Purpose: to explore and, if possible, establish alternative banking systems, that might replace the current system  this will be a very practical, outcome-oriented group. I am particularly interested in hearing from those with skills and experience in banking and finance                   discussion will be online in the first instance, in person meetings also possible

Contact: Carne Ross; carne@carneross.com

 

Community Relations

Working with local businesses, residents and workers - we are their neighbors.

Contact: Justin - modsticks@yahoo.com

 

Labor Support / Outreach

Contact: JDiSalvo@nyc.rr.com

 

Outreach - NYC Universities

Outreach to local Universities and Student Gov.

Contact: thedesimone@gmail.com

 

People of Color Working Group
unified.ows@gmail.com

 

 




On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM, beka economopoulos <beka@notanalternative.net> wrote:
Hi there,

I'm guessing there are probably already systems in place to address these questions but after a week onsite I'm having trouble figuring out what they are.

I and a couple of other folks tried to make the working group check-in this morning but it had been moved off-site and no one at the info table or around our mic check were able to tell us where it was moved to.

Made me think it'd be great if Working Groups could have someone notify the Info Table when there's a spontaneous decision to move meetings off site.  For spontaneous/unscheduled moves, the Red Cube across the street or Charlotte seem to be the best spots: ideally, if we don't know where to find folks, checking in those two places will work.

Is it possible for Working Groups and the Info desk to have white boards where they write in the where/when of upcoming meetings?   

Also, a couple of questions: I've been asking around and folks don't seem to know, and I can't find any info online about the following:

Where do we post minutes?  I know they go on this site: http://nycga.cc, I think most people don't know about this website, I don't see it linked to from OccupyWallSt.org, and don't see instructions on the nycga.cc site on where to email or post notes.  

Is there a listserv for working group checkins and coordination, and mtg minutes?  Is this the one?  Seems like list this is more for discussion rather than working business.  Does it makes sense to have separate Sept17-discuss and Sept17-WG lists?

Thanks, and apologies if this is the wrong forum.

Best,

Beka


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