I'm not directly a part of outreach but I've been filling my bag with flyers and newspapers everytime I'm in the square and handing them out or dropping them off anywhere I go. I've heard there's a subway team and that outreach has divided itself amongst different subway lines, I also know there's a commitment from a lot of people at OWS en español to hand out newspapers in Spanish and other materials in Latino neighborhoods around the city. What you're asking for is being done to a certain extent but there could definitely be more done. I can't remember now if outreach has a table but there should be a place at the square where you can ask for a stack of whatever flyers/stickers/posters/handouts have been recently made so you can spread them in your neighborhood... I'm a fan of stickers, but yeah, please heed Daniel's advice.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Daniel Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The message I just sent about the grafiti task force did not go through to OWS outreach because I'm not a member of that googlegroup. Please be so kind as to forward the message to them.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Daniel Levine <email@example.com>
GREAT Idea. However, just a word of caution from a ny punk. There is an NYPD "grafiti task force" and sticker bombing is illegal. They will arrest you if they catch you stickering. So think of it as an act of civil disobedience and BE CAREFUL.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Christian Smith-Socaris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm forwarding this to Outreach: there is a subway team currently operating and people are being recruited to spread the word and organize across the city. In addition we're looking at organizing tools now.
Please direct this energy in the outreach committee's direction so we can stay coordinate and not duplicate efforts.
On 10/12/2011 05:36 PM, Renée Renata Bergan wrote:
love this idea....
Renée Renata Bergan
On Oct 12, 2011, at 5:31 PM, Steven Macchia wrote:
It's come to my attention that word and interest of occupy wall street
has not been circulating as much as some people (myself included)
would like in other parts of New York. I met with someone yesterday
(Who's looking to join the media team) who specializes in alternative
advertising, as well as taking the time to talk with some people
involved in the Arab Spring and the Spanish Revolution. They were all
surprised that we have been operating in such a limited space and
making people come to us, or watch online, if they are interested in
learning about the revolution.
Some of the suggested ideas in this discussion were:
-Getting teams on the subways handing out papers and flyers to inform
people of the revolution
-Getting teams of 15-20+ to go in to different areas of the city every
day with hundreds of flyers or stickers about Occupy and taping /
sticking them to walls so that everywhere you go you see something
about the revolution
-"Sticker Bombing" was a suggested idea, so that you cover whole
walls / blocks / avenues with stickers about the revolution.
The idea being that you don't need a computer or a camera or the
internet to help spread the word of the revolution, but you can peak
someones interest because if every time the get on to or get off of
the subway, or everytime they leave they apartment building they see
100 flyers and stickers of the revolution, they are going to want to
see what it is about and want to check it out.
(Also, who would I speak to about a proposal to move in to our second
camp, because it's getting to the point where so many people come to
our first and only camp that it's counter-productive because there is
no room to move, sleep, work etc.)