In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:02 PM
1. Event Review – We had our intro to libertarian communism discussion on Saturday. We had a little bit of difficulty keeping it on topic, but we’re not sure what could be done about that. Perhaps we need to work on our moderating skills. We’ll look into ways to do that, maybe read up on other collectives and similar spaces’ means of doing that. However, that will have to be on the back burner until the calendar is done.
2. Book – Jason brought over his new book, and there is no reimbursement required as the $19 came directly out of the treasury funds.
3. Fall Calendar –
We still need to schedule the Linux programming event that Ju Ping suggested. We will ask whether he is interested on scheduling it on September 24th. He was thinking about doing so in September anyway, and though Ty will not be available, such an event would be open house style and would only require one of us here.
Friday the 8th: Movie Night: Dr. Strangelove
Tentative Linux/freeware programming workshop
Tentative second film
Saturday the 8th: Movie Night: Joe Hill
Monday the 10th: Indigenous People’s Day/Protest Against Columbus Day
Saturday the 15: Discussion on debt
Saturday the 5th: Electoral Politics
Saturday the 18th/19th: Film (preferably documentary) on queer issues
Days not to schedule events on:
September 3rd, 10th, 17th
Also out: Sunday the 4th
October 1st, 22nd
Also out: Friday the 28th
Probably not: Sunday the 9th
November 12th, 19th
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
Ideas suggested to us: electoral politics, death penalty, queer anarchism, debt
4. Winter Calendar Ideas: In our brainstorming, Jackson suggested the film “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” for Noam Chomsky’s birthday.
Meeting adjourned: 7:43 PM
Tabled items: Stuff to buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, longarm stapler, paper cutter), Fall Calendar, Moderation methods
Reminders: “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” for Winter Calendar