In attendance: Ashley (moderator), Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:00
Event Review: We did a discussion event for Earthstock. Those there didn’t really latch onto the environmental justice part of the discussion, but we did have a great discussion regardless. We also should’ve promoted this a lot more, and Ashley thinks as a collective we could do to improve in that department. Ashley believes that an open model of discussion like this event could empower students, and that we should try to go out of our way to do events at other venues like UNL more often.
We also tabled at Lincoln Earth Day, which was a little rained out. However, there was still a decent turnout for the weather, and we passed out several buttons and fliers and got some donations. We were also very close by Nebraskans For Peace’s booth, and we were able to do a little bit of networking while we were there.
Upcoming Events: WALL-E is tomorrow night! We have the movie and the room is already mostly set-up for a movie showing. Jackson will also be going to Grand Island to represent the house on a forum about Cuba on Sunday.
Yard Sale Donations: There are some miscellaneous parts amongst our yard sale stuff; Ashley wants to get rid of it rather than save it for the next sale. We all agreed.
Button Parts: We need more button parts! Jackson will search for more parts in bulk. Ty says we need to print off more LGBTQ flag buttons, and also requests an aromantic flag. Ashley will try to make a button for The Black Cat House itself.
Militant: As The Militant is a weekly newspaper, there are too many to archive. Jackson suggests keeping the last five issues should be available, and anything older be given out. Ashley also suggests getting a magazine or newspaper rack to store them rather than just have them sit in a pile on the desk.
Treasury: Jackson needs to do a treasury update! We got quite a lot of money from the fundraiser, but we don’t know what to do with it unless we figure out exactly how much we have. We’re thinking about spending it on a new copier (potentially one with color capabilities), a paper cutter, earmarking some for web hosting, and the library and speaker funds.
A Novel Idea: A Novel Idea apparently has run out of our spring calendars! Unfortunately, we’re also out of them ourselves, so we can’t copy anymore.
Calendar: Ty suggests a summer movie festival, we agree that it’ll be a good idea!
June 6th – Movie Night:
June 12th – Trekkies For Humanism: In The Hands of the Prophets (DS9)
June 20th – Movie Night:
July 2nd – Movie Night:
July 18th – Movie Night: 416
July 24th – Trekkies For Humanism: The Outcast (TNG)
August 1st – Movie Night: Grave of the Fireflies
August 15th – Movie Night:
August 21st – Trekkies For Humanism: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (TOS)
Movies to decide on: Elysium, Moon, Dr. Strangelove, Michael Moore documentary, Killing Us Softly, Selma
Adjourned: 8:25 PM