Summer is here and there are many projects underway and being planned in NYC. On Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 3:30pm until 7:30pm come to an Open Assembly and BBQ Social in Prospect Park. Please come out and tell others about the projects you or your group are working on or come out and hear about what other people are working on, plug in, connect with groups and individuals, and make new friends. Details below:
Description: The Open Assembly is a forum for reporting back about recent projects, announcing current and future projects, and inviting others to collaborate on those projects via breakout groups at the end of the meeting.
Meeting Goal: to bring together individuals and groups to meet, discuss, and coordinate projects.
-(5 mins) introduction facilitator/stack taker
-(15 mins) report-backs
-(45 mins) discussion of developments/acheivements (15), concerns/what didn’t work out (15), hopes/direction(15)
-(10 mins) proposals and announcements from groups working on existing and future projects
-(15 mins) break-out groups around proposed and announced projects
The BBQ Social will start after the assembly.
Description: The BBQ Social is an unstructured social space for
building community and making new friends. Please bring drinks and food to grill and share.
BBQ Goal: to bring individuals and groups together socially to build connections, understanding, and cooperation; to stabilize and energize the movement.
Location: Prospect Park. Please come to red X indicated on the map to be directed to where people will be. (Prospect Park West at 5th Street. Walk up and through the Lichtfield Villa parking lot to the Park Drive.) Subways accessing the area are the F or G train to 7th Avenue (front of train) or 15th Street – Prospect Park. You can also take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza, or the Q or B to Seventh Avenue.
Large assemblies have difficulties acting as decision making bodies, but enable large numbers to come together and cooperate. These decision making challenges have contributed in fragmenting of the large assemblies. By removing the decision making process and bringing together working groups the assembly can continue to serve as a space for people to plug into projects and coordinate on projects.
Basic Principles of the Open Assembly:
-This is not a space to try to control how other people and groups plan to participate or how their actions should take place.
-This is not a forum for politicians and political parties.
-Project details and information shared should be done so with the expectation that someone from law enforcement is present (of course, we hope they will not be).
If you are interested in helping setup/cleanup/