7/10/17 Minutes: DSA Collaborations, Starting to Work on Fall Calendar

In attendance: Anthony, Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Meeting Start: 7:02 PM

1. Upcoming Event – We’re hosting a DSA film night this Friday. The film will be “Pride,” and unless Jade contacts us needing anything else, all we need to do is clean and set up the main room, and have a laptop available to hook up to the projector to show the film.

2. DSA Reading Group Discussion – Jade also contacted us saying that the next week there will be a reading group on the 19th at 6 PM. Jackson says we’ll be available to host these.

3. DSA/Black Cat House Movie Nights – The Black Cat House and Lincoln DSA have been talking about collaborating on screening sci-fi films with political themes. We have pretty much made it official that we should do this, but we’ve decided to gear it towards more general Hollywood films, in order to bill it as “Popcorn Politics.” It’s a little early to advertise it properly, so we’re not going to start immediately, but we want to get some films in this series on the fall BCH calendar. We’re also going to message people and talk to more DSA members to figure out a good date and time to have them. Anthony is going to put up polls on the DSA’s social media in order to see what’s a good day of the week to host them on, since Jackson and Ty would be available to host on most days.

Movie options:
They Live (multiple votes for this, both from the three people present and from other people we have talked to)
Blade Runner
Get Out
Aliens
Mad Max
RoboCop

4. Fall Calendar – We started working on the fall calendar.

September:

October:
Saturday, October 21, 1 to 3 PM: Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Presentation

November:

Ideas:
Popcorn Politics: officially scheduling what nights to show films
Discussion Group: “10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race” (https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/10-things-every-white-teacher-know-talking-race)
Family Movie Night: The Brave Little Toaster (potentially collaborating with the Repair Cafe? The themes of the film and why we’d show it in the first place also meshes nicely with their mission. Jackson will message folks he knows from that group on whether they would want to co-sponsor the event somehow)
October Revolution 100 year anniversary: Movie Night “Reds” (potentially part of Popcorn Politics or a separate collaboration with DSA?)
At least two other discussion events: one on the October Revolution in place of or in addition to the film showing?

Ty’s unavailability (greyout days): September 22, 29, 30; October 3, 27
Football game days (blackout): September 2, 16, 23; October 7, 14; November 4, 24

Meeting adjourned: 8:25 PM

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