10/31/16 Minutes: Library Update, Winter Calendar Planning

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator), Wyatt
Start time: 7:05 PM

1. North Dakota – Wyatt just came back from North Dakota, and he spent some time telling us about what’s going there around the DAPL protests.

2. Nebraskans For Peace Conference – Wyatt and Jackson discussed some of their takes from the NFP conference that they both attended on Saturday.

3. Upcoming Event – “Can We Vote Our Way Out of This Mess?” is this Saturday! We need to promote it, and continue to think about what we want to open the talk with.

Winter Calendar –

Discussion ideas:

DAPL? (hopefully in Late Jan when Wyatt could be available or at least have materials to share)

A response to the election? (“Did We Vote Our Way Out of This Mess?”)

Imperialism?

Movies:
December:
Movie Night: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Movie Night: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

January:
Walk For Life Counter-Protest

February:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – “Far Beyond The Stars”

Tentative Events:
Movie Night: Rebuilding Hope: Sudan’s Lost Boys Return Home
Race: The Power of an Illusion (three-part documentary series)

Note: Ty will not be able to be around for February 17-19 as he’ll be at MBLGTACC in Chicago.

Library – We agree that Ty will be reimbursed $7 for buying us 7 new library books, including six collections of Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For!

Also, Haymarket Books is having a huge 50% off sale and we want to take major advantage of it. We agreed that we will put up to $300 of our general treasury into the library, and Jackson and Wyatt will each be donating another $20 to the library out of pocket. Altogether, we seemingly have a budget of up to $520 to upgrade our library.

Meeting adjourned: 9:10 PM (including a vote to formally extend the meeting… a lot going on tonight!)

Tabled items: Stuff to buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, paper cutter)