D. Day Meeting 3.19.12 Minutes
Meeting start time: 1:05
Carolyn (she, one)
Tess (ze/zyr) Scribe
Neil (it, that)
Attila’s report on UN Water Safety Letter — forward to city council
Newsletter for Coalition on Homelessness — everyone read over, send concerns/notes to Carolyn firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter — TABLED TO NEXT WEEK
Proposal: Add 1 sentence to charter, WG has the right to ask someone to leave for the day.
Suggestions: facilitator warnings before that
usage of dragon role
set % of people must want person to leave
Carolyn will work on wording, send out, discuss, formalize next week
Recruitment for regular meetings/outreach:
Flyer for Dorothy Day regular meeting times, importance of WG, etc. (Tess, will use thursday’s flyer as well)
Meeting/training from Interlink? (Al will talk to Sean)
Once a month meeting in the library?
Other libraries as well?
On OSR website: section to talk about meetings?
Outreach in homeless communities, shelters, etc.
Flyering at FNB, shelters, spiritual centers
Service agencies: Malcolm
Churches: Chris has started
Monthly meeting: Tabled to next week
FNB: Meets Sundays PJC @ 2
Needs more volunteers
Weekly Sunday 5pm feeding at Courthouse Square, will move to Railroad Square in 2 weeks
Willing to do 1 hot meal a day for an Occupy event
Subcommittee to work with FNB on proposal: Margot, Mason, Derek
Campaign against Anti-Sleeping Laws APR 7 event
400 Beds, 4500 Homeless
Letter from Attorney that individuals can hand out when cited, challenging legality of citation
Districtification of City Council
Tracking City Council Homelessness funds – Cheryl
From Discussions in small groups, as posted on large sheets (Linda Picton notetaker)
Group 1 Public Opinion
- At City Council Meetings, set up time to speak on anti-sleeping ordinances. Go to City Council meetings prior to presenting at City Hall with signs in the audience (pre-occupy City Hall)
- Present at City Council personal stories such as lack of enough water at Sam Jones and issues with ADA
- “There is power laying in the streets…”
Three parts: Strike down no sleep laws; Don’t Enforce the laws while trying to get the laws struck down; provide a space for legal camping we will manage.
Possibly use Julliard Park for a tent city
Keep asking “Where is the money?”
Group 2 Urgent Needs:
FOOD: FNB needs help to avoid burnout
Group 3 Direct Action
April 7 Flyers about anti-sleeping laws; flyers with testimonies from people who are living on the streets. At D. Day table tent behind it with sign saying Legalize Sleep
Flash Nap to Legalize Sleep, possibly have a specific color so that it becomes associated with being Flash Napped
Explore Occupying Bike Path encampment, but do so only if it won’t bring cops down on people already there
Name for Campaign: Possibly Legalize Sleep, but wait until next week to let other ideas generate
Petition against anti-homelessness laws
Have food at D. Day WG every Monday?