Tag: Collective Access/Anti-Oppression Working Group

Collective Access/Anti-Oppression Working Group: March 9, 2012


  • Check-in
  • Foreclosures
  • Amendment One
  • Reflection


  • Part of CA/AO work against foreclosures: showing The House We Live in on April 6th at 7 pm at Glenwood Coffee and Books.
  • YWCA discussion on gender disparities.
  • CA/AO table at March 14th event
    • bring fliers for events coming up
    • bring sign-in sheet
    • Mark and Maria will table

Amendment One:

  • We already know OGSO is ready to help defeat Amendment One—solidarity statements we’ve already made.
  • CA/AO will host a panel of lawyers sometimes before April 28th (Maria will bottom line—starting by contacting lawyers who have helped OGSO in the past).
  • All kinds of anti-Amendment One work in which OGSO folks are involved
    • John K and his theatre group are producing Second Class as a readers’ theatre—many dates planned.
    • Encouraging OGSO folks to vote against Amendment One, even if they don’t want to vote for representatives
    • http://whatireallywantformybday.com/
    • Tiff and Kevin and others are going to make short films to add to the website (Todd will help too after March 14th)
  • Connor’s theatre group is also producing a play—Mo has the dates
  • Need to compile a calendar of anti-Amendment One events

Miscellaneous: as a temporary measure while other work is being planned for bookstore, we’ll make a cardboard sign that just says “Restroom” to cover each of the gendered restroom signs.

Reflection: Several points raised, including that CA/AO has a good balance between internal and external focus.

Collective Access/Anti-Oppression Working Group: March 3, 2012

Paul facilitated. Al was the Minutes-Taker.

We congradulated Todd on his NPR interview. Lynn saw to it lights were turned out in the bookshop to save electricity. We met from 5:30 until 7:00, and nothing was carried forward from the previous meeting.


Two topics were considered: (1) Al’s report and a discussion about the April 28 “Rule of Law” Conference, here in Greensboro; (2) Recent break-ins in Lynn’s neighborhood and the entire subject of what could a community do to protect itself and respond to crime with minimum or no police involvement.

New ideas that came up during #1 (above) were “Bagdadization;” a protest at the new sheriff’s department multi-million-dollar jail; community self-reliance.

During “Reflections,” Lynn brought up the question of why a second topic or any topic but the first seldom has a chance of being adequately discussed at Occupy Greensboro.

It was thought that if we were more conscientious about time and had a time-keeper, than topics further down the list would have their chance. We consented to try this strategy at our next meeting.

Respectfully considered,