4/25/16 Minutes: Summer Calendar, Hipster Racism, Earth Day

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

1. Earth Day – We tabled at Lincoln Earth Day. We passed out lots of goodies, we connected and re-connected with interested people, and we received $25 in donations. It was pretty successful overall. On the bad side, our canopy broke in the wind. We’ll have to think about replacing it.

2. Upcoming Events – We have a busy weekend coming up, with the Children of Men movie night on Saturday and a discussion on Fight for $15 on Sunday afternoon. We’re ready for the movie, and we’ll just have to re-arrange the chairs for the discussion on Sunday. We’ll try to read up a bit on the Fight for $15 campaign, but that’s the only preparation we think we’ll need.

3. Hipster Racism – SP CE is hosting an interesting talk on the subject of “hipster racism.” We decide we’ll officially chip in $20 from our Speakers Treasury to help with the travel costs of the speaker coming down from Omaha to give the talk.

4. Reimbursement – Ty needs to be repaid for the zine copying for Earth Day. It cost him $27.46, and we agree that he’ll be imbursed.

5. Summer Calendar –

No-schedule dates: June 25th (Heartland Pride in Omaha), Lincoln’s Star City Pride July 8-9, August 7th (PorchFest), August 19th-21st (weekend before UNL restarts classes).

Interesting dates/historical tie-ins: Tank man incident, Tianenemen Square, China (June 5th); International Day of Solidarity for anarchist prisoners (June 11th); Race Riot in Omaha (June 24th, 1969); George Orwell’s birthday, Little Bighorn (June 25th); Stonewall Riots start (June 28th); Frida Kahlo’s birthday (July 6th); Spanish Civil War starts, Eric Garner murdered (July 17th); Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6th and 9th); Michael Brown murdered (August 9th);

Friday, June 10th, 7 PM – Movie Night: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Saturday, June 18th, 1-3 PM – Setting the Record… Straight?: The Queer Impact on Leftism (A Community Discussion)

Friday, July 15th, 7 PM – Movie Night for Spanish Civil War; Libertarias?

July discussion? TBA

Saturday, August 6th, 7PM – Movie Night to commemorate Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima; Godzilla (1954) or White Light, Black Rain?

Do we want to do an August discussion? TBD

End time: 8:20 PM

Tabled item: canopy replacement, bike rack, summer calendar