From:   grimwomyn <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:25:49 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Here's what I got from Ben...

I have already worked with contacts at patagonia and cold weather gear is being shipped to NYC


I will be at zucotti park scooping ice cream this coming sunday, monday, and tuesday afternoon

Even more awesome 

I'm thinking of buying and donating a used bus for the NYC Occupy encampment.  I think the bus could be used as a place to warm up and stay dry.  It could also be used for transportation and as a mobile billboard.  Also for parades. 


I think there is a need for (and desire amongst) OWS sympathizers that are not at zucotti park to show their support and solidarity with the protesters.  A way to do this would be to distribute (possibly sell) armbands and lapel pins at the park and online. I can work with a top notch designer to design them and get them produced.

Distribute, not sell, unless the majority of the profit be donated to OWS

I think that it would be good to plant colorful banners in zucotti park to create a visual impression that is bright and cheery and welcoming and happy.  Currently, especially on overcast days, the scene can look kind of dark and sinister to passers by and in media photos.  Again I can get them designed and produced.

Awesome-- if they are not Ben and Jerry's branded 

I'm thinking that we could obtain a food cart like the ones that are currently on the sidewalk next to zucotti park.  It could officially be an ice cream/ hot chocolate cart but it could mostly serve the purpose of being a concensus machine. It might have an electronic straw poll feature. and be a place for people to coalesce and comment about proposals that are going to be brought up at the general assembly.

As long as nothing is sold out of the cart.