In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:02 PM
1. Event Review – We showed Libertarias on Friday night. We enjoyed the film, and think we should do it again sometime. The turnout was disappointing, though, probably because of a feminist event also going on at The Commons at the same time and the fact that we were kind of late in promoting the event. It would’ve helped if we’d managed to track the film down sooner, too, as Ty was disturbed by some of the scenes of graphic violence and sexual violence depicted in Libertarias. He recommends that we do more to screen the films in advance to offer proper warnings in our event descriptions.
2. Upcoming Event – Our discussion on libertarian communism is this Saturday. We spent some time deciding on some of the talking points we want to be ready to make.
3. Reimbursement – Jackson made donations that the group pre-approved last week, sending $50 to the Sacramento anti-fascists and $10 to the prisoner-solidarity distro. He requests reimbursement for sending those donations, and it is agreed to. He has also been in contact with Jason about the book we decided to order last week; we’ll be arranging an in-person meeting to bypass the shipping charges.
4. Website – Jackson reports that it’s nearly time for us to renew our blackcathouse.org domain and privacy. It’ll be $27.87, and we decide to take care of it immediately. Jackson made the purchase during our meeting, and he will be reimbursed for the expense.
5. Fall Calendar –
We still need to schedule the Linux programming event that Ju Ping suggested.
Days not to schedule events on:
September 3rd, 10th, 17th
Also out: Sunday the 4th
Questionable: 23rd-24th (possible engagement for Ty with campus… that would negate our last possible Saturday for a discussion)
October 1st, 22nd
Also out: Friday the 28th
Probably not: Sunday the 9th
November 12th, 19th
Movie Ideas: Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers born Sept 8th),
Interesting anniversaries: Occupy Wall Street camp formed Sept 18th; October is LGBTQ History Month (and Asexual Awareness Week is in there somewhere too?); Joe Hill born Oct 7th; US invades Afghanistan Oct 8, 2001; Indigenous Peoples’ Day October 10th; Million Man March was on October 16th; Malcolm X released from prison Nov 4th; Berlin Wall fell Nov 9th; March on Washington to protest Vietnam War on Nov 15th; Trans Day of Remembrance Nov 20th; Buy Nothing Day is Nov 25th (also eliminating violence against women day?); Harvey Milk shot Nov 27th; International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians Nov 29th
Meeting adjourned: 8:12 PM
Tabled items: Stuff to buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, longarm stapler, paper cutter), Fall Calendar