8/15/16 Minutes: Fall Calendar Finalized, Meeting Moderation Brainstorming

In Attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ju Ping, Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Fall Calendar:

Our calendar is finalized! Ty will get them printed and distributed on Wednesday!

September
Friday the 9th: Movie Night: Dr. Strangelove
Friday the 16th: Movie Night: Just Do It
Saturday the 24th: Liberate Your Computer! An Open House Ubuntu Workshop

October
Saturday the 8th: Movie Night: Joe Hill
Monday the 10th: Protest Against Columbus Day
Saturday the 15th: Capitalism and Debt: A Community Discussion

November
Saturday the 5th: Can We Vote Our Way Out of This Mess? A Community Discussion
Friday the 18th: Movie Night: Ma Vie en Rose

2. Meeting Moderation

Ty did a bit of research on the subject, and we discussed the findings. Major tips included: appointing a facilitator, emphasizing the “step up” rather than the “step back” (asking quiet people, especially those who are looking for an opening “what’s on your mind?”), democratically preparing an agenda at the beginning of the meeting (“what were you hoping to discuss when you decided to come to this event?”; possibly encouraging off-topicish suggestions to be scheduled at later discussions), and prioritizing making everyone comfortable enough to contribute at any discussion.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:20 PM

Tabled items: Stuff to buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, longarm stapler, paper cutter)

Reminders: “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” for Winter Calendar