10/27/14 Minutes: Zine Making Workshop, Buttons, Calendar

In attendance: Ashley (moderator), Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)

Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – The Trekkies for Humanism was fun! The Zine Making Workshop also did well despite being rescheduled. Ashley thought the zine workshop did so well, that she thinks it might be nice to schedule zine making workshops during open hours on occasion. This would be in addition to Writing Letters to Political Prisoners.

2. Pronoun Buttons – Ashley and Ty think it would be a good idea to have a social media campaign to promote wearing pronoun buttons. We think it would be beneficial to normalize asking for pronouns amongst cisgender people as well as transgender people.

3. Sticker Paper – We’d like to get sticker paper to print out labels with our name and website and put them on our buttons. Ty and Jackson will go out tomorrow and look for supplies.

4. Calendar –

December 11, 7 PM: Lincoln Secular Humanists meeting
December 12, 7 PM: Movie Night:What Would Jesus Buy?
Winter Solstice party? – Fri the 19th or Sat the 20th? Still undecided, Ashley will be talking with the Lincoln Atheists about potential collaboration in the coming weeks.

January 10th, 1 – 4 PM: What is… Cultural Appropriation?
January 13th, 3 – 6 PM: Writing Letters to Political Prisoners
January 23rd, 7 PM: Trekkies For Humanism: “Measure of a Man” (TNG)

February 1st, 7 PM: Movie Night: The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation
February 8th, 2 – 4 PM: Feminist Discussion Group: Black Feminism
February 15th, 7 PM: Moive Night: C.S.A.: Confederate States of America
February 21st, 1 – 4 PM: What is… Civil Rights Movement? Jim Crow? Black Panthers? Ed and Mondo? White Supremacy?
February 27th, 7 PM: Trekkies For Humanism: “Far Beyond the Stars” (DS9)

Tabled: Winter Calendar, Police Zine

Meeting adjourned: 7:56 PM

10/20/14 Minutes: Winter Calendar, Women in Music, Online Button Sales

In attendance: Ashley (moderator), Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)

Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – We had a concert with Hamartia last night. Turnout was low, but the event was scheduled last-minute and the promotion was a bit lacking. We’ll need to step up our promotion for the concerts planned for next month. Our Zine-making workshop was postponed.

2. Upcoming Events – Trekkies is Friday. That’ll be easy to prepare for. Our Zine-making workshop has been rescheduled for this Sunday. We’ll do a little more last-minute promotion, but Ashley is pretty much prepared already given that this was originally set for last week. Ashley will also be checking to see if the ACLU can contribute a volunteer to add to our discussion at the upcoming How to Organize Protests event.

3. Reimbursements – Jackson printed several color posters for our upcoming November concerts, and would like to be reimbursed $16.06 for the printing costs. He also had to buy a lot of last-minute refreshments for the Beehive Collective event several weeks ago. He’s misplaced the receipt, but knows he spent well over $30. We agreed to reimburse him for the posters and $30 for the food.

4. Winter Calendar – Ashley would like to reduce the number of events on this calendar, since we’re struggling with fatigue and winter is not typically a great season for turnout anyway. Jackson and Ty are in agreement.

Early Dec movie night?
Lincoln Secular Humanists meeting – Dec 11, 7 PM
Winter Solstice party? – Fri the 19th or Sat the 20th?

Trekkies For Humanism
What is in January? Cultural Appropriation?

Black History Month-themed February
What is… Civil Rights Movement? Slavery?
Feminist Discussion Group: Womanism/Black Feminism
Movie Night: CSA – Confederate States of America?
Trekkies For Humanism: “Far Beyond the Stars” (DS9)

5. Women in Music – Ashley has been contacted by a community member wishing to organize a community discussion about women in music in light of some recent controversy in the local music scene. We’re all excited about the possibilities there, and we’ll get in touch with them about setting something up.

6. Online Button Sales – Ashley wants to set up an online store to sell our buttons. Ashley recommends we offer buttons for online sale at $1.50 apiece + $1 domestic shipping for the first button (+ 50 cents for each additional button). Jackson suggests adding free domestic shipping to purchases over $10 to encourage large orders.

Tabled: Winter Calendar, Police Zine

Meeting adjourned: 7:46 PM

10/13/14: Columbus Day Protest, DN Article

In Attendance: Ashley (secretary), Jackson
Time started: 7:01

Quorum was not met, so we just went over the necessities.

Event Review: The beehive collective was here last week. The turnout was lower than we expected, but it was a Tuesday night and raining all day. However, the event went exceptionally well and we all took something away from it. They donated several posters after the event, which we’ll hang next meeting. The Abolish Columbus Day protest was today. It was enjoyable, however the turnout was also low. It was a rainy weekday, but we probably could have done a better job promoting it. Next year we’ll do fliers along with the zine drop.

Upcome events: The zine workshop is this week, along with the Hamartia show. Ashley needs to mess with the copymachine and make sure it works before the workshop,. Ashley will also tidy the basement so the musicians have a place to stay.

Daily Nebraskan Article: A reporter visited the house Saturday to help promote our upcoming events. They were very enthusiastic about the work we do, and wrote a really nice article. The date for one of the house shows was wrong, so Ashley emailed the reporter and got it editted. Read it at http://www.dailynebraskan.com/arts_and_entertainment/black-cat-house-hos…

Meeting Adjourned: 7:18