September is rapidly approaching, bringing with it the anniversary of OWS. There are many projects underway and being planned in NYC. On Sunday, August, 26, 2012 from 2:00pm until 5:30pm come to an Open Assembly and Potluck 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:
The Potluck BBQ Social will start at 2pm.
The Potluck BBQ Social is an unstructured social space for building community and making new friends. Please bring food to grill and share, drinks to share, picnic blankets to sit on, sunscreen, and friends!
Open Assembly will begin at 3pm.
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.
Call: Groups and individuals working on a projects, please email a brief outline of what you’re working on and if you are interested in having a break-out group to help keep the agenda and break out groups more focused and effective.
-proposals and announcements from groups working on existing and future projects
-break-out groups around proposed and announced projects
–Draft/continuing break-out groups: September 17th anniversary, FTP, Todos Somos Japon, Con-ed / Labor discussion, and SE. Other groups are encouraged and welcome!
Location: Near the Picnic House which is located at Prospect Park West at 5th Street. Walk up and through the Lichtfield Villa parking lot to the Park Drive. The Picnic House is right across the drive. Look for the Red and Black balloons.
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/etc or have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!