2/22/16 Minutes: Walk For Pro-Choice, Lincoln Earth Day, Library

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – We showed The Black Power Mixtape last night. The Facebook event got a really good response, though turnout was still pretty low in comparison.

2. Spring Calendar Distro/Reimbursement – Ty got the calendars printed, for 6.99. Reimbursement is approved. He has also distributed calendars to the Haymarket area and The Coffee House. He’ll be whittling away at the list of locations they need to go up, with the goal to make sure they’re everywhere they need to be by the 29th.

3. Library – Ty has book donations! A children’s book about transgender issues, a comic book about trans issues for the general library, a book of political labor cartoons, and a book on intersexuality. All have been accepted.

4. Email – Alexandria, an organizer of a pro-choice support walk coming up, emailed us asking for advice. We got together the information she’d need to get it set up with the city and offered to get in contact with speakers for her.

5. Lincoln Earth Day – We got an email back from the organizers of Lincoln Earth Day, saying we are eligible for the non-profit rate. We agreed to pay the $35 to get a table. We tabled talking about creating another “kid’s kit.”

6. Organizational Vision – We talked a while about how we were running the house, what we could improve as far as outreach goes, and how much we can accomplish.

Meeting adjourned: 7:57 PM

Tabled: Lincoln Earth Day, Organizational Vision (see 1/26/16 minutes)

2/15/16 Minutes: Spring Calendar, Lincoln Earth Day

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – We had our “Black Lives Matter” discussion on Saturday. We were disappointed in our turnout, especially as the event concept seemed to “interest” dozens of people on Facebook. We had some discussion about what we could possibly be doing to try and push more people from “interested” to attending.

2. Upcoming Event – We’re showing the Black Power Mixtape on Sunday night. Hopefully it’s not too much of a conflict, given that UNL is also doing a documentary on the Black Panthers on Sunday afternoon. We’re not sure if that showing was already scheduled when we decided on our documenatary, but we did reiterate the need to stay in the loop on relevant events on campus.

3. Calendar – We forgot to add a yard sale! We decide to add one on May 13-14th, as that will best fit our work/school schedules. We also had to move around our April events, because we accidentally put our discussion last week on the same day as the Huskers’ spring game. Ty has also completed the calendar designs, and they will be printed this week!

4. Lincoln Earth Day – We tentatively agreed that we should table there again this year. Jackson has emailed the organizers to see what our cost would be.

Meeting adjourned: 8:05 PM

Tabled: Lincoln Earth Day, Organizational Vision (see 1/26/16 minutes)

2/8/16 Minutes: Upcoming Event, Spring Calendar

In Attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:00 PM

  1. Event Review – We watched Panther, and it was very enjoyable! Wish we had a bigger turnout for it though.
  1. Upcoming Event – Revisiting Ferguson is coming up this Saturday. We really just need to brush up on potential talking points – some history of the movement for those who might be unfamiliar, but mostly what BLM’s current strategies are. We’d also like to tie it to Alicia Garza coming back to UNL soon.
  1. Spring Calendar –

March 5th, 7 PM – 10 PM: Movie Night: Tangerine
March 12th, 7 PM – 10 PM: Movie Night: Boom: The Sound of Eviction
March 19th, 1 PM – 3 PM: The Fight Against Rape Culture (a community discussion)

April 9th, 7 PM – 10 PM: Movie Night: Children of Men
April 16th, 1 PM – 3 PM: What is… Environmental Justice? (a community discussion)

May 1st, 1 PM – 3 PM: May Day Today: The Fight For $15 (a community discussion)
May 7th, 7 PM – 10 PM: Movie Night: Chi-Raq
May 20th, 7 PM: Concert Fundraiser for Porchfest

Meeting adjourned: 8:34 PM

Tabled: Spring Calendar, Organizational Vision (see 1/26/16 minutes), April 23rd Lincoln Earth Day Tabling

2/1/16 Minutes: Spring Calendar, Porchfest

In Attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:01 PM

1. Event Review/Reimbursement – We had our counter-protest against the Walk For Life on Saturday. We had one of our better turnouts for this year’s version. We need to do a better job next year of marshalling the marching portion, as we had a couple of protestors fall behind while the people at the front were moving pretty quickly. Jackson also needs to be reimbursed $5.34 for buying extra posterboards for the protest. This is approved by consensus.

2. Upcoming Event – Our movie night for Panther is this Saturday! We’re ready for it.

3. Porchfest Fundraiser – Maya wants to do something in Mid-May. We came up with a handful of days that would work with us, and we’re sending them to her to see what she prefers. We also reiterated that we can’t accomodate noisy stuff here.

4. Spring Calendar –

No discussions on second Saturdays.

Rape Culture Discussion (do we revive the Feminist Discussion Group brand?)
Film? “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” “Tangerine,” and/or “The Girls”

No events on April 23rd (Lincoln Earth Day) — Are we tabling there?
Discussion: Environmental Justice/Classism/Racism of Environmental Destruction
Movie: Children of Men
And possibly: The Superior Human?

Movie: Sir, No Sir!
Discussion: Modern-Day Labor Struggle (Fight For $15?)
Porchfest Fundraiser

Meeting adjourned: 8:34 PM

Tabled: Spring Calendar, Organizational Vision (see 1/26/16 minutes)