(Consensus Meeting)Everyone is welcome! We meet at The Atrium @ 60 Wall Street at the following times:
SUNDAYS: 12:00-3:00pm (Consensus Meeting)
WEDNESDAYS: 5:30pm-7:00pm (Consensus Meeting)
THURSDAYS: 5:30pm-7:00pm (Consensus Meeting)
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An Introduction and Invitation from the Visions and Goals Working Group – Presented to the NYC General Assembly on Oct 19th, 2011
Hello to the People of Occupy Wall Street! We are here to introduce and invite you to an ongoing project of the Visions and Goals working group. We see Occupy Wall Street as much greater than a protest: it is a movement that has awakened the entire nation, and now gives us a unique opportunity to revise our relationship to the world in which we live.
We come from all walks of life and come from our own campaigns and political struggles. There is an ongoing discussion, and much public inquiry, about the presentation of demands for Occupy Wall Street. We would like to clarify that we see visions and goals as a different focus than demands and tactics, though the two are interrelated. The purpose of the Visions and Goals project is to create a long-term, comprehensive vision of what we would like our future to look like, and how we can shape that future. We are here right now to invite you all to work with us on this process!
In order to be a true reflection of the movement, we want our process to involve everyone’s input. We have a draft of a document that has been worked on for almost a month, contributed to by over 200 people. We would like to open the process up even further, so that everybody can participate! If you can’t make it to these meetings, there are other ways to be involved! Other groups are working on ways to collect people’s ideas, both at Liberty Square and on the Internet. We welcome any suggestions on how to improve this collaborative process and make it accessible to as many people as possible. We would like to gather input from all other working groups, and we specially invite the input of people marginalized due to their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or socioeconomic level.
With each of your involvement, our group can be empowered to reach for a collective goal. How does everyone feel about that? We are opening stack right now for questions and comments.