On the 29th of November 2011, a group of people gathered at the University of Groningen to find out more about Occupy. It was the first event of this working group, and we’re pretty proud of how it went. Our flyering campaign of the week before seemed to have been successful – there were between 30 and 40 people there, enough to get the nerves going!
The intent was really to give people some background about Occupy and other current movements, the state of progressive activism in Groningen and some ideas about how they could be involved. If you were there, feel free to let us know what you thought below!
There were many requests for the presentation that was put together by the working group as a whole, so we have uploaded it here: Occupy General Information Meeting Slides 29.11.11 Please feel free to circulate this throughout your networks!
As usual (I think we almost get to say this now – we’ve almost been around for that long!), there will be a meeting held on Sunday 4th December at 7.30pm (that’s 1930 ur). The meeting this week will be held at Kult, downstairs. Please let us know if you have accessibility needs you’re concerned may not be met (the ‘contact’ form above is the best way to do this!). Please note that this a bar, and thus all of those attending will probably need to buy a drink or two. Again, let us know if you think this might preclude you from participating! We’re considering alternate venues too!
We would also like to call for agenda items. Is there something you would like to have discussed, or propose to the group? We do our best to include everything relevant to the group’s function as a community-building working group in the meetings (without making everyone stay and talk for 7 hours! ;-)). If you do have something you’d like us to talk about, please comment below!
And we need your help to pick a film. Which of the following do you think should be the first movie we show? Please note that if you want to suggest another film, you should use the ‘contact’ form above to let the working group know! (There’s also a poll running on our fb page – we’ll add the votes together at the end!)
The working group has put together an information session for those interested in the Occupy movement. Everyone welcome!