From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:53:43 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] collective blog?
 

Dear Erin,

There must be a way that more people of color can participate in the

discussions going on in the official websites. I think this would be

more representative of the occupation and participation of different

voices who feel marginalized. Please also post your concerns and

proposal to poc working group unified.ows@gmail.com

 

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM, <bf0189@gmail.com> wrote:

> Justine me and a few other people are affiliated with ocoupywallst.org and

> we are planning to give each occupation a similar system under the URL of

> occupy.org. Example boston.occupy.org denver.occupy.org..etc so everyone

> will be on the same system and such. }

>

> What I want is a general feed using all the occupy sub sites something that

> you want probably. I'll ask Justine about it

>

> On Oct 11, 2011 6:15pm, erin remick <eremick@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi everyone, I'm new to this googlegroup but wanted to give a suggestion

>> for media...

>> Yesterday I went down to the plaza for the Day of Solidarity with

>> Indigenous People but I was unable to stay for the GA where I heard they

>> were going to propose some new additions to the declaration. I went onto the

>> livestream later to see if I could catch it but it soon got switched over to

>> boston, which is fine because I get that it was an important moment...but I

>> have been waiting to hear more news about what happened at the GA with this

>> and am frustrated to see that when I go onto occupywallstreet.org there is

>> only an update about Boston. This site and nycga.cc do not get updated that

>> often considering how much goes on in one day down at liberty plaza.

>>

>> I think it would be valid if someone set up a blog or something similar

>> where events that happen at the plaza are written about with photos/media

>> and shared as often as possible because otherwise these very important

>> events are forgotten as a new super busy day and more planning pushes

>> forward... or we see them in brief clips as part of a 5 min video about

>> everything that happened in one day a few days later, which is great! but I

>> think more media coming from liberty plaza in more formats is needed. All

>> the work being done around video is amazing and compiling footage etc but I

>> also think it's valid that some people do not have hours to sit and watch

>> everything happening and would rather read an article or check out a blog

>> (or tumblr for that matter) to catch up on the goings on or what

>> not.  Everyday I see a new negative critique about the lack of people of

>> color voices / women's voices / overall diversity and I think part of the

>> problem, which has already been talked about in previous threads on this

>> list, is a disconnect with media. There needs to be better sharing of daily

>> events in a way that those who cannot be there can experience them and so as

>> many voices as possible are shared as widely as possible!

>>

>> Does something like a collective blog already exist for ows, am I missing

>> this? Could we get something like this started if not and have anyone who

>> would like to post about events they attended do so? Can we have something

>> like this be very clearly linked from occupywallstreet.org and nycga.cc so

>> those who are looking on as outsiders can be linked there?

>>

>> Any input/response would be great! I am willing to help get this set up if

>> people are interested.

>> Cheers,

>> Erin

>>

>>

>>

>>

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