8 folks were on hand for our Anti-Oppression Forum meeting last Friday at the African Roots Library in the Family Partnership Center, Poughkeepsie. These are my notes from the meeting. -Schuyler
-We will make 4 separate banners out of the large sheet brought in by Sharon. Sharon will dye the banners black before using white spray paint to decorate.
-Ryan will create a Facebook page and Schuyler will write a blog post to publicize our concert fundraiser for Earth First! on January 21st.
-Jared will reach out to student organizations to endorse/participate in the Earth First! concert
-Ryan will look into Ustreaming the concert
-We should consider a film screening for a future action. As “homework,” collective participants are encouraged (by Ryan) to watch Home, a film about the destruction of the ecosystem. If we like it, that’ll be the film we show for movie night.
-Schuyler will set up a Youtube page for the collective so that we can utilize best utilize video media.
-We will host opinion pieces/debates on this blog
-Holiday direct action: Food Not Bombs outside Mayor Tzcick’s restuarant? Radical caroling?
-Nelson Mandela memorial event
-Metro-North train accident: What are its implication for worker/passenger safety?
December 15 @2:00 PM: Icarus Project radical mental health meeting at Panera Bread, 2020 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY
-December 16 @7:00 PM: Last Poughkeepsie City Council meeting of the year—opportunity to oppose city bus privatization!