OCCUPY GENERAL ASSEMBLY!
Time & Place: Tuesday, 6:00 pm, 101 NW 23rd St.
Well, its a new year and time for us to come together and check in, as Occupy Corvallis. Let’s take up this turn of seasons to imagine where we want to go as Occupy. Do we want to continue with regular general assemblies? If so, what do we mean by regular? How do we want to organize our energies? There are some approaching opportunities to participate in local activist-centered events in the next few weeks. Do we want to represent? Looking forward to catching up!
The reading group meets this Wednesday eve, January 8, at 6 PM in our regular and accustomed room, Hovland 104 on the OSU campus.
At our last meeting, we decided to read two articles, each by someone who will speak at the upcoming Spring Creek Project conference, “Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet,” taking place on Feb. 14-15. http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/89589/
One of the speakers will be Rob Nixon, author of “Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.” Here is an article by him that provides a summary of the major ideas in his book:
Kathy Moore is one of the founders of Spring Creek, and here is an interview with her, “If Your House is on Fire; On the Moral Urgency of Climate Change”:
All are welcome!
Time & Place: 6 pm, Hovland 104 (OSU)
We agreed at our last meeting to focus on two media pieces:
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Detroit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL8NSaZMQSo
Kshama Sawant and Capitalism’s Shock Absorbers – Black Orchid Collective, Nov. 30, 2013 http://blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/kshama-sawant-and-capitalisms-shock-absorbers/
All are welcome. After this next meeting, we’ll be taking a break until after the new year. We decided to resume again on Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 2014.
Occupy Corvallis General Assembly
Tuesday, July 23rd
101 NW 23rd St. (23rd & Monroe)
It’s time to stand up to the big oil, gas and coal companies. Plans have been underway to turn Oregon and Washington into a dirty fossil fuels export corridor. Join 350.org and Portland Rising Tide on Saturday July 27th to say no! Workshops and speakers will start off the events at 10am at Vancouver Landing on the Washington side of the Columbia River, followed by a mass protest both by boaters on the water and others on the shore and the I-5 bridge.
Coming from Corvallis?
Groups going up from Corvallis include a biodiesel powered school bus (if we get enough takers) and a bike brigade. The bus leaves at 7:45am and returns around 7pm. The bike group leaves Friday morning and returns Sunday.
If you are interested in joining either group visit 350corvallis.org
We’re meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday in our regular and accustomed place (Hovland 104, OSU campus). If for some reason we can’t gain entrance, after we gather, we’ll walk a short distance together to other potential meeting spots on campus.
At the last Occupy reading group we decided to read about non-violent communication, though we didn’t decide on a reading. I looked at a number of articles on-line, but many of them were focused on individual, parenting, or couples communication, and I was looking for something that would place non-violent communication in the context of organizing. I never found one with that particular focus, so I’m suggesting we read two articles that, read together, might take us in that direction.
The first reading is “The Bridge Just Beyond: Constructing Communications for Change”
Our second reading is the Wikipedia article about non-violent communication:
Let’s rub these two together and see what we can spark.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY 6:00 pm tonight
101 NW 23rd St.
As we spring into June, its time to think about how Occupy can continue to be a creative, connecting presence throughout the summer months. At our last meeting we were joined by members of Occupy Albany. We shared strategy and tactic ideas and began to imagine how our groups could support each other and collaborate on activities and actions. Other agenda items included making plans for Occupy to join in the ‘cultivation’ of an interactive space at the Saturday farmers’ markets and setting a date for our next solidarity potluck. Do we want to move our GAs back outside for the warm season? All are welcome. Hope to see you this evening!
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TODAY, 6 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 101 NW 23RD, CORVALLIS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TODAY, 6 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 14
101 NW 23RD (23RD & MONROE), CORVALLIS
Occupy Corvallis General Assembly – Tuesday, April 30th
Time & Place: 6:00 pm, 101 NW 23rd St.
We have a couple of ongoing projects brewing:
*May 4th 2nd Annual May Day Solidarity Fair – The Fair is almost here and Occupy has committed to tabling, seedling give-away, and hosting the Radical Ear. The Solidarity May Pole and Mr. Big will be making their spring debut as well.
*Occupied Cascadia” documentary showing, May 11th at Oddfellows – Time to solidify our plan for hosting this event.
Come on out and join us for tomorrow’s GA. I’ll be bringing some materials to make last-minute tissue flower art to add some creative whimsy to the Fair decor. Let’s see what kind of creative and constructive energy we can generate together!