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General Assembly Novemeber 25, 2012 meeting minutes

12 people attending, no facilitator, notetaking and stack keeping- Kate

Report Backs:

Unemployment Group- meeting with the committee at the IRC to work on employment issues for convicted offenders to be rescheduled.

Walmart action on Black Friday- union/anti-union sentiment by protestors, crowds, local Fox news affiliate, at on Battleground Ave on November 23.

March in Solidarity with Gaza, last Monday, November 19, well attended, downtown, with Cakalak Thunder. A rally planned for Wednesday, Nov 21, was canceled due to the cease-fire announcement.

Also on Monday, November 19, 350.org gave a talk at Duke University on how individuals, groups, and institutions can reduce CO2,  use.


Saturday, Dec 1, statewide roundtable meeting on initiatives against Duke Energy across NC. Meeting will be 10-4 at Glenwood books, bring your own lunch, will be attended by 350.org, Greenpeace, NC Warn and others. all are welcome.

The OGSO Energy Working Group will be hosting a “Second Sunday Energy Movie Matinee Series” on the second Sundays in Dec, Jan and Feb at Glenwood Books from 2-3:30. http://www.facebook.com/events/467350123315714/ for details.

On Tuesday mornings at Democracy Chat is hosted at Glenwood Books from 8:30-10:30 by Dave Reed. This week’s topic will be the Hostess Strike and closure.

On Tuesday, Nov 27, Barbara is planning a presentation on Citizens United at 7:00 at Hemphill Library.

On Dec 7, Glenwood Books is hosting a book reading and discussion from Spoma Jovanovic’s new book, “Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro,” 5-7 pm.

On Dec 8, Glenwood is having a book exchange/ bargain book sale in the afternoon.

A Buddhist Mediation will be hosted by John K at the new Greensboro Community Yoga center on Summit Ave from 6:30-7:30 on Sundays, beginning Dec 9. donations accepted.

***Regarding announcements/ info to be posted on the OGSO website, please send any calendar postings/ news/ contact info to press@occupygreensboro.org***

Also, a question was raised about the OGSO listserve, how to use it to share announcements, and whether a link can be added to the website to broadcast posts??

Discussion topics:

Rolling Jubilee! We have copies of the Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual, a project of OWS, distributed by Al. These manuals contain information on the personal resistance, and the People’s Bailout. The discussion touched on the stigma associated with debt, and ideas and understandings of the movement were shared. Possible follow up by a Rolling Jubilee working group or fundraiser…

The NC legislative session and Republican supermajority. Resistance and organizing, how to use the peoples’ power in NC…

General Assembly notes Nov 4, 2012

Facilitator- Laurie

Stack- Nathan

Notes- Kate

total of 12 people in attendance

0 proposals

3 discussion topics-

-how to carry the process of Occupy GA into other areas of our lives (horizontal leadership discussion)

-Impact of Superstorm Sandy on the nation

-Economic globalization

Working Group report backs:

-Employment Working Group is exploring the possibility of developing a worker-owned cooperative of formerly convicted individuals who are looking for a job upon reintegration from prison. An interest meeting is scheduled with the Interactive Resource Center.

The Employment Group meets on Saturdays at 11:00 am at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

– The Foreclosure Working Group meets on Wednesday evenings at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

At 5:30 pm, the meeting with the technical team on mortgage fraud is held, and at 6:00 the meeting is opened for the entire working group. The group is recruiting volunteers for reviewing of foreclosure files.

A national day of action in Home Defense is being planned, with events to take place in Greensboro. Date tba

**If anyone has notes, events, pictures, meeting minutes, discussion topics, etc., to post to the website at occupygreensboro.org, send an email to press@occupygreensboro.org

Occupy Greensboro October 14, 2012 Birthday General Assembly Notes

Thanks to all who participated in the Anniversary Celebration GA, community potluck and legal defense fund benefit. Thank you especially to the musicians, to Glenwood Coffee and Books, and to Mark, Carol, and John who pulled the celebration together, tastefully!


Facilitator: John Kronodle

Stack: Mark Spritz

Notes: Emiley Joyce

Participants: 26

Greetings: Name and a brief description of why you joined occupy



-Rules and Hand signals


*Buttons for sale and or donation

*Citizens United teach in at Elon see Brian.

*Foreclosure meeting Thursday nights 5:3pm0 books store pizza, beer, or money for.

*Energy working group Movie matinee First sunday of the month starting november             through January from 2pm- 3:30pm at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

*Employmenting Meeting-11am saturday at Glenwood Coffee and Books

*After General Assembly Party


*Raising the city wide minimum wage. No vote taken, suggested working group.


*Supporting the robin hood tax

*Citizens United/ updates with city council

-Parking Lot

*Occupy in Spring

*Lower drinking

*Future Protest

* Direction of Occupy


Occupy Greensboro Anniversary Celebration

October 14, 2012 at Glenwood Coffee and Books

The Occupy movement was born a year ago, and here in Greensboro, hundreds of people took to the streets on October 15, 2011, marching in solidarity with the protestors of Wall St, and joining together in defense of human rights from corporate corruption. The movement fueled the formation of Occupy Greensboro, an open organization of activists, friends and community members with democratic values and nonviolent principles, whose motto is “We are the 99%.”

We are calling on you to join us, whether you have yet to check out what Occupy Greensboro has been up to, or have been tied up with life and haven’t made it to an event in a while, to refuel the movement and to re-energize each other! It is time to see old friends, meet new friends, connect with interested members of our community, and to celebrate all of the efforts of our first year together.

General Assembly meeting 4:00-6:00 

GA meetings are the democratic decision-making body of Occupy Greensboro. They are free and open to all, and use consensus guidelines such as hand signals to facilitate discussion. The GA meetings take place every Sunday from 4:00-6:00, at Glenwood Coffee and Books. Please join us  on Oct 14 for a special GA!

Education and Outreach with the Employment, Energy, and Foreclosure working groups, the Coalition Against Citizens United and the Occupy Greensboro Free University

Community Taco Night Potluck 6:00

Bring a side dish, condiment or taco topping. Tortillas and taco fillings will be provided. Also please be thoughtful and bring a plate and utensil of your own. All are welcome!

Legal Defense Fund Benefit7:00-11:00

With performances by Maurus Moses Monk, Laura Boswell, Laila Nur, Ben Lassiter Trio, Black Lotus Society, Screaming By Me, and Matty Sheets and the Blackheads

$5 suggested donation

** for more info contact press@occupygreensboro.org **

General Assembly: September 2, 2012

Facilitator: No facilitator
Stack: Mark
Notes: Kate


  • Welcome to first time comer, Veronica
  • Ground rules
  • Hand signals

Report Backs

  • Website workshop last Friday by Dave: Three new people ready to put some fresh energy and ideas to update the website and help advertise the working groups, post meeting minutes.
  • Energy Working Group: CITY play took place at Elsewhere on Friday Aug 24 – SUCCESS! Next meeting on Wednesday September 5 from 7-9 at Glenwood. Connie from NC WARN will be joining us. We will also be working on the radio drama, setting dates for casting/ recording
  • Employment Working Group: Back together again thanks to Paul. Focusing on employment needs for ex-cons, released from prison.
  • Free University happening on Tuesday nights at 6:30 at Glenwood: This week, 9/4, will focus on the DNC in Charlotte. Following weeks are open to discussion.


  • Friday 9/7 at 7 Lit Reading at Glenwood
  • Saturday 9/8 at 4 Poetry Reading by Mark Smith-Soto
  • Thursday 9/13 Participatory Budgeting Teach-In, contact Al for location and details (AlBrilliant@gmail.com)
  • Thursday 9/20 Citizens United Resolution Teach-In at Elon School of Law at 6:30


  • Occupy Greensboro Anniversary Day Sunday, October 14: Brought by Mark, consensus passed by GA, with further discussion next week at GA.

    Afternoon activities at Festival Park:
    – 2:00-4:00 free university teach ins, bottom lined by Al
    – 4:00-6:00 General Assembly
    – Return to Glenwood Coffee and Books for Potluck 6:00-7:00
    – Energy city play 7:00- 8:00
    – Benefit music and art show to raise legal funds for Chris and Mo, 8:00- 11:00
    – Bands – If we want we could pay bands a percentage of door $5.00 suggested donation
    – Cost Rent for Book shop on Sun Oct 14 $50 -$100??

    Needs for organizing:
    – GA: Need 1 facilitator, 1 stack keeper, 1 Note-taker, 1 Mood-gauger.
    – Benefit: 1 to 3 persons to bottom line benefit get bands, artwork , coordinate with MO etc.
    – Press release: hope to draw attention and some returning members from last year’s march and re-launch the website.


  • Actions and encampment by Occupy Charlotte at DNC and police response
  • Discussion of working groups participation/ accountability to General Assembly and
  • Re-energizing of OGSO
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