From:   Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:51:09 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [september17discuss] Meeting locations
 

Hi friends,

 

There has been a beautiful explosion in the number and scope of new working groups and meetings for #occupywallstreet.

 

At the same time, several groups or collections of groups have elected to meet off-site recently for various reasons.

 

I understand the need to meet off-site when doing outreach with outside groups, but not for mere convenience or preferable noise level. Meeting off camp erodes trust in groups and alienates representatives or leaders of committees from their constituents/partners.

 

For that reason, I am electing not to attend meetings planned outside of #LibertyPlaza (or the adjoined open red cube space) unless there is a compelling reason to meet off-site. If camp is not an amenable location for productive meetings, then that should be addressed at General Assembly.

 

In a related note, I strongly discourage groups from meeting during General Assembly. I think everyone understands why.

 

Please join me in supporting this tack on meeting times/locations.

 

-Justin

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