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March 7th, Occupy Austin at Kite Festival

  • recycling action, entering kites
  • teach-ins on kite making, occupy the sky
  • 10am – 3pm, Zilker, potluck brunch
  • still working out details
  • has working group info sheets, they will distributed to new people
  • mission, contact info, top 3 goals, top 3 needs, compiling a database of all working groups

 Needs: Working groups to fill out info sheet

 

AISD

Events:

  • combining Sunday sign making with other working groups
  • March 2nd, Friday, rally at … 3pm, march at 4:15, 17th & congress with speakers
  • Tomorrow is the last day to opt out of IDEA, parents are unaware, proposing they extend the deadline
  • School Board meeting next Monday, during the GA. will be ruling on STARR testing, OccupyAISD will be occupying the board meeting, AISD building on 6th, west

Needs:

  • sign making materials
  • people to come to march

 

 

Bank Action

  • Phone-a-thon, Saturday at 1pm, get in touch, bank action@occupyaustin.org
  • Call members of Council about Bank Divestment from Bank of America tomorrow morning. “I support City Council to divest from BOA”
  • Suggests creating point contacts for community organizations
  • Attend Council Meeting from 10-3:30, on Thursday, bring signs about Big Banks

 

EcoAction

  •  Feb 29th, Screening in Austin & Fredericksburg and Lockhart, we need people to show up.
  • Delivering letters to Monsanto and Mayors offices.
  • Need Livestreamers and Livetweeters
  • The movie is “The World According to Monsanto”

CQ: What to do if you would like to travel to other cities?

A: email us

Lockhart 217 West … St, 3-6pm, on F29

 

Media

Needs:

  • help with writing and editing press releases. quick edits and approval.
  • need photos for the Occuzine of Occupy Austin events

 

Infoscribes

  •  Each working group has their own sub-calendar
  • Working Groups can edit their own calendar events if they want to
  • See Corey after meeting to get setup

 

Food

Needs:

  • Better storage facility
  • Roster of cooks
  • More transportation help

 

End Corporate Personhood

  • Have made a resolution for City Council. Are pursuing
  • Working with other community groups and endorse it
  • Change.org Petition: linked from the End Corporate Personhood Facebook page

 Needs: Sign the petition, reach out to Austin and surrounding area

 

InterOcc

  •  Meeting on Monday, 10:30pm, on Skype call, reaching out to Portland
  • Weekly calls reach out to different Occupys

 

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