7/24/17 Minutes: Fundraiser, Fall Calendar

In Attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:06 PM

1. Event Review: We showed The Great Dictator on Friday, to great attendance! The discussion was light, but it was a fun event.

2. Robert’s Fundraiser: We sent in a fundraiser description to Robert, which he likes but he’d like to add some dimension of community interaction. He suggested having people send in questions for a Q&A, or have him post training updates, both of which sound good and will be added to the description. Now we have to sort out the details of how people will send in donations. Ty will look into that. Tabled.

3. Fall Calendar:

September:
Saturday, September 9, 1-3 PM: Reading Group:“Everyday Anti-Fascism in the Era of Trump” (https://roarmag.org/magazine/everyday-anti-fascism-trump/)
Friday, September 22nd, 7-10 PM: Popcorn Politics (Co-Hosted by Lincoln DSA): Blade Runner
TBD: Another movie night?

October:
Friday, October 13, 7 to 10 PM: Popcorn Politics (Co-Hosted by Lincoln DSA): They Live
Saturday, October 21, 1 to 3 PM: Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Presentation: Impacts of our Food Choices
TBD: Another movie night?

November:
TBD: Popcorn Politics #3
TBD (November 11?): Discussion on the Russian Revolution
Date TBD: Movie Night: Sir! No Sir!

Late October OR Early November: Reds (same event as Popcorn Politics #3?)

TBD: 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)

Future ideas:
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)

Ty’s unavailability (greyout days): September 22, 29, 30; October 27
Football game days (blackout): September 2, 16, 23; October 7, 14; November 4, 24
DIO Fest September 14-17th
UNL Fall Break October 14th-15th
Thanksgiving November 24th-26th

4. August Events – We posted all the August events except for the Sama concert, as she’s asked for a week to figure out whether her being able to tour after all is likely. Tabled just for the concert.

Meeting adjourned: 8:34 PM

Tabled items: Fundraiser, Sama, 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)