Occupy SFSU Action and Logistics Workgroup Minutes of November 21, 2011
Emailed to Action and Logistics Workgroup email list by Alexander.
Summary of last G.A.:
Encampment to start week from today
No logistical decision
We have ability to postpone the date
informal consensus to delay in order to prepare
Police expressed zero tolerance
Want to emphasize peaceful protest
take a different approach than other Occupy
approach not so radically [?] encourage collaboration of admin
tents (and storage)
Need to gather crowd of active supporters to repel immediate police attack on encampment
numbers very important
in order to get numbers we need to OUTREACH
issue of Monday after Thanksgiving break
Does anyone object to a later date?
How drastically can we alter
After Christmas break? Issue of Momentum
Why delay until after break? School Stress?
Yes. Also, chance to build support. Need for promoting.
Momentum: before Christmas break serves need to continue momentum
Next Semester: spread out events to build momentum of Occupy SFSU on compus
Momentum of Nov. 15 Walkout: We could do it Thursday
allows Action Committee to propose plan to G.A.: promote
March on Thursday (Dec. 1), and G.A. followed by encampment
Vote (9 total): 8 yes
Strategic Issue: will shutydown of encampment kill momentum
Time: 2 o’clock after event (World AIDS Day)
March (walkout), leads to encampment
Teach-ins, activities to engage crowd
Rally at three (respect to , march to set up encampment at four
Vote: unanimous approval
Don’t want to conflict with other events: promote unity (Thursday Dec. 1 is last
issue of rain
and advantages against police attack
What will the charges be?
Failure to Disperse or Trespassing
What the different possibilities?
classrooms (SF occupy BofA branch): occupying educational process
issue of disrupting activities: classroom for teach-ins
issue of visibility
conference room in student center
not in elements; facilities, access to food
issue: night-time closure
should we outreach to student orgs. in student center?
visibility of first encampment: symbolic not practical reality. police attack will negate problems of long-term infrastructure, in which indoor encampment might be advantageous.
Geography of movements (constituent circles): core, members, and supporters.
need to expand members, not just
Location: student center lounge in vestibule (rainy day contingency)
What if they don’t attack the camp
Peaceful resistance to arrest, expose violence of police tactics
Symbolic advantage of Student Center location: encampment would last until 10pm [?]
when police order evacuation, move from lobby to Malcolm X Plaza
New Proposal: Occupy Malcolm X Plaza
Incorporate Student Center Idea (follow up action, relocation)
March at 3pm around campus, dorms, Park Merced, Camp at 4pm
Vote: Unanimous Approval
Possibilities for alternate spot: Lawn of Quad, lobby of Student Center
Logistics of Set up and march
rally and set up
M.C. to maintain attention of crowd
Title of March and Rally
“March for nonviolence” [?]
issues: set tuition at 2002 levels, 2008
“March and Occupy”
“An Occupy SF State March”
“Occupy for Education”
something about class crowding, reduced scheduling,
“A Response [Reaction] to the 9% Tuition Increase”
“The 99% reject the 9%”
directness as asset. info within OUTREACH
“March Against 9% Tuition Increase”
(received general support)
Rally Events (Propaganda): video collage of police brutality, voice grievances
focus on protecting encampment
mobile encampment [?]
stability allows police to plan attack
decentralizes Occupy in broader consciousness
Occupy your university
Tent as flag for march (posters on the outside)
Where to place the people? Where to place the tents?
March and Rally
plaster ATMs with postits
Open Comment at G.A.
Student Union [?]
Walked Malcolm X Plaza and discussed placement of encampment