4/17/17 Minutes: Earth Day, May Day, Summer Calendar

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

1. Upcoming Events – There’s a Star Trek showing of Friday! That’ll be easy to set up. Then we are tabling at the Lincoln Earth Day event with Joe, and he’ll most likely give us a ride to the event. We’ll have some buttons and zines available for distribution, as well as three folding chairs.

2. May Day – There has been efforts to make an event happen for May Day. It’s still a work-in-progress, but there’s going to be another event at the Commons this Tuesday at 7 pm to talk about it further. Jackson is planning to attend, and James is going to try to attend as well.

3. Summer Calendar – Jackson proposes one open discussion and one film screening per month, plus one reading discussion to make a total of 8 events for the calendar, including the concert.

June:
Late June – Something for queer pride to commemorate anniversary of Stonewall riots. “Before Stonewall” is an option.

July:
Saturday, July 1st, 1-3 PM?: Discussion (maybe a panel) on white supremacy’s influence on the founding of the United States.

August:
Early August – Remembrance of the atomic bombings of Japan. Suggestions to tie to Fukushima nuclear disaster. “Fukushima Uncensored” was available in full online. Jackson also brought up “White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” Still considering “In This Corner of the World” and “Yunagi City, Sakura Country.”
Monday, August 21st, 7 PM – Sama’s concert

Unscheduled:
What is Anarchism? Open discussion

Possible Conflicts:

Friday, June 7th (Ty’s having surgery, and will be on the mend for 2 weeks); Sunday, June 11th (Pride March); Star City Pride (a Friday/Saturday in July? Maybe 8th/9th?) — Jackson will also likely have work on one or two Saturdays in June… he’ll get back with dates next week (for real this time!).

Discussion is tabled to next week.

Meeting adjourned: 8:21 PM

Tabled items: Articles for Discussion, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, paper cutter, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop), Summer Calendar