General Assembly Minutes 2012-05-03

Agenda

Consensual Cycling
Rockupy
Activist solidarity group
Anti-racism affinity group
Ideas for OG events and activities

Consensual Cycling

Do you like riding bikes? How about consent? If you answered a double “yes”, then you should probably join the Consensual Cycling group, which our GA heartily endorsed and stamped with the OG seal of approval. The group’s first meeting and ride will begin at the Midnight around 5 PM on 20 May.

Rockupy

The next Rockupy benefit concert will be at the Midnight on 12 May. It will feature an all-female lineup. Michelle is organizing, so hit her up if you have any questions or ideas.

Activist solidarity group

We’re working on organizing a group assembly for individual activists and activism organizations to promote and facilitate communication, mutual aid, and the sharing of knowledge and resources. We hope that groups will begin jointly planning large-scale events (demonstrations, speak outs, etc.).

The plan is to hold a first meeting at the CMC, with (at least) a few members of various groups. The first meeting will be devoted to figuring out what we all want to do together, establishing a structure for this joint organization, and decide on our common goals.

Anti-racism affinity group

The group is currently seeking support and solidarity with Zoharah Simmons and the Office of Equal Opportunity. The latter is currently petitioning the school board to implement a 1991 law requiring representative curriculum in public school history classes. The group is looking to assist in collecting signatures and advocating to the school board.

Remember, the black-on-black crime task force meets the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be a brainstorming session. If you’d like more details about the task force or about the last meeting, see Tommy.

The group will meet again on Thursday, 10 May, at 6:30 PM in the plaza.

Ideas for OG events and activities

These came up over the course of the evening:
- Alley Cat (combination scavenger hunt / obstacle course, on bikes)
- Sports leagues
- Silent auction
- Host small summer events at local venues