General Assembly Temporary Schedule and Locations

Dear Occupy Seattle,

Our General Assembly (GA) tonight at Westlake Park decided on a schedule for GA meetings.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., at the Washington Trade and Convention Center indoors.
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., at the Washington Trade and Convention Center indoors.
Fridays, 7:00 p.m., at the Washington Trade and Convention Center indoors.
Sundays, 7:00 p.m., at the Washington Trade and Convention Center indoors.

If the attendance is greater than the Convention Center can handle, we may have to change this plan, but during the holidays this may work fine.

Stand by for Christmas Day decision. We failed to address the fact that the Convention Center may be closed then.
We can make that decision at a future GA.

And Discussion General Assemblies (GA) will be held:

Wednesdays, 12pm, at the Westlake Park Outdoors on the south end.
Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. beginning at the Westlake Park Outdoors on the south end. That assembly may choose to take a walk together to the Pike Place Market to have a GA in the midst of the people visiting the market, throwing fish, busking and generally there for fun. We will be first checking out what the rules, busker needs, and sensibilities etc. are that we need to know about.
It is meant to be fun while teaching the process.

4 Responses to General Assembly Temporary Schedule and Locations

  • John Ellis says:

    Come on gentlemen, you have yet to be christened an Occupy warrior unless you have occupied at least one jail cell, gentlemen.

  • John Ellis says:

    Had a big chuckle today after paid actors Obama and Ms. Clinton both gave video press releases telling the joke of jokes — demanding that Iran return the Drone spy plane grounded a full 140 miles inside Iran’s international borders, “But given Iran’s unlawful behavior we don’t them to comply with international law.”

    “But, is that not pure hypocrisy? For what about your U-2 spy plane shot down inside Russia, did you ever have the gall to ask Russia for the return of that?

  • Steve Leigh says:

    It is exciting that in spite of the police repression and expulsions from camps, the Occupy movement is thriving across the U.S.—especially as seen by the successful Port Shutdowns up and down the West Coast.

    We are a movement for the 99% and have support from a majority of the 99%. To be successful, we need to involve as many of those who support Occupy as possible. People will feel more motivated and involved if they are able to directly participate in decision making for Occupy. For now , in transition this GA schedule is OK. As we move forward to allow more people to take ownership of the movement, we need to make decision making GAs more accessible to those who cannot attend them 4 times a week. Many potential activists probably feel that they should not speak up at GAs or even attend them if they are not as “dedicated” as the hard core of regular GA attenders. This is shown in the declining numbers at GAs. Frequent GAs take time away from regular GA attenders who could use that time for organizing people not yet involved in Occupy. We need to focus on involving larger numbers and not just organizing those already involved.One suggestion at the Sun. GA was to have GAs in multiple areas of the city—to try to set up “Occupy Ballard”, “Occupy Ranier Valley” etc. Reps from each of these areas could come to a general Seattle GA which would probably have to meet far less frequently ( once a week to once a month). After the Holidays , we should consider having more discussion meetings that can answer questions of new people and fewer decision making GAs so everyone who wants to participate in decision making can feel a part of the process. Eventually , we should move to having decision making GAs no more than once a week.

    • John Ellis says:

      We of the uneducated laboring class, in America we being the entire lower half of society, we are of no importance as we have no ability to communicate in an interesting way that people of the upper half would care to give an ear. So, we will patiently listen and agree to it all, provided slavery is not required.

      And so, in passing take care, for otherwise the rich nobility with their jokes you just can’t stop laughing at, and their ability to hide misery with a most believable pretense of good, surely they will wrap you around their little finger.