[mgj-announce] Upcoming meetings; notes from 4/7 General Meeting
coe at pha.jhu.edu
Fri Apr 9 10:15:25 EDT 2004
MGJ GENERAL MEETING NOTES
April 7, 2004
We had good turnout again this week; thanks to everyone who made it out.
Next week, we'll return to St. Stephen's Church:
Wed. APRIL 14:
At St. Stephen's Church, 16th & Columbia NW, DC
Corporate Personhood & Power
* 6 pm Chris Doran, PressurePoint.org
Why do corporations have more rights than people? What's that mean for
global trade and democracy? What can we do to change this?
* 7 pm Formal Presentation (TBA)
Njoki & Matt will be facilitating.
UPCOMING WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
Logistics: Mon 6PM Cafe Mawonaj 624 T Street NW, 2 blocks away from
Shaw-Howard University Metro
Fundraising: Mon 4/12 7:30 Cafe Mawonaj hope-at-50years-dot-org
Outreach: Tues 6:00-7:00 50YIE office office basement (go around side of
(3628 12th St., NE, near Brookland/Catholic U Metro stop on redline)
Saturday Scenario: 7:00-8:30 Tues 4/13 50YIE
Friday Scenario: davidlevy-at-cepr-dot-net
Media: conference call TBA: herb-at-takomavillage-dot-org
Arts: Sun 4/11 1:00-5:00 "doghouse" nbloch-at-igc-dot-org
(see directions below)
Fri 4/16 7:00 PM - Pressure Point film: Exxon coalmining displacing &
bulldozing the town of Tabaco, Colombia
- 1202 Euclid St. NW (Chloe's house) - food & wine provided
Sat. 4/10 2:00-4:30 - Profits of Doom film
- Festival Center 1640 Columbia Rd., NW FREE
Mon. 4/12 6:00-8:30 - Corporate Globalization, the FTAA and What YOU Can
Do About It with
- Chucho Garcia, Founder of the Afro-Venezuelan Network
- TransAfrica Forum, 1426 21st Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC
4/21-27: Public Citizen's Water Justice Film Festival
WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS + RESULTS FROM BREAK OUTS:
People coming to town for the mobilization 4/21-4/25 will be able to stay
at St. Steven's Church Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday nights.
Saturday night (after the festival) St. Stevens will NOT be available.
We NEED more local people to volunteer housing for out-of-towners
Housing & ride boards are up at globalizethis.org
Foods Not Bombs NEEDS food
We NEED people to attend other DC activist events and pass out flyers.
See calendar of events at http://protest.net/dcimc/index.cgi
For example, there is a Fair Trade event this Saturday!
People should collaborate so as not to duplicate flyering efforts (of
course no need to worry about duplicating attendance! as many people who
want to go...)
(Yes, our event will be added to the calendar soon.)
Co-sponsoring DAWN teach-in 4/20 evening (7? 7:30?).
Consensus voted for go ahead.
Will not involve much MGJ effort (DAWN is doing most of the work).
Anyone interested in helping out may visit DAWN's website
We will help advertise
speakers will include DAWN, MGJ, activists from the global south
Wheatpasted (put up flyers in) 3 areas after the meeting -- may do more
this weekend -- perfectly legal!
6800 name database obtained from old globalizethis ("A16") list +
Democratic National Convention protests (LA '00) + '02 protest of
David will send out a rallying e-mail soon
Zach will phone anyone who has ever shown up to a MGJ meeting (~120
Next conference call:
Monday 4/12 5:30
585-295-5551, access: 8401645#
The working group has been split in two: Friday 4/23 & Saturday 4/24
Saturday 4/24 -- The meeting point & festival HAVE BEEN MOVED one block
away to FRANKLIN PARK.
See more details, including a map of the preliminary route at:
3 speakers, followed by march, & festival: games, poetry, really REALLY
free market as in Miami
Still NEED organizations to bottom line (sponsor) booths: want about 8,
have 2 already
Friday 4/23 a civil disobedience demonstration is being planned.
Achieved consensus vote for go ahead.
It will be kept small to help minimize the number of MGJ'ers in jail on
Probably 12-2 so as not to conflict w/ 50YIE's program that day.
Act Up non-violent guidelines will be taught & followed
Legal & Medical should be notified
Obviously, we are not trying to keep this under low profile (the
possibility of such a demonstration was also mentioned at the press
ARTS & ACTION
rehabbing puppets ever Sunday 1-5 at the "doghouse"
Turnout has been low.
Directions to the DOGHOUSE:
by METRO: 1 mile from Takoma Metro, walk down Carroll Ave towards the
7-11, keep going, @ the TPSS Coop, go Right on Sycamore, Left on Beech,
garage behind 405 Beech Ave.
DRIVING: Beech is a one block long street between Sycamore and Woodland
Aves, both of which run between Route 410/East West Highway and Elm Ave.
Sycamore is next to TPSS Coop on 410! From WDC, take 13th to Piney Branch,
Right on 410/East West Highway/Philadelphia @ Firehouse go Left, get in
Right Lane, go Right onto Sycamore, Left on Beech, garage behind 405 Beech
email or call if you need more info!!! Bring SNACKS, drinks if you want...
NEED more in-kind contributions: sound equipment, stage, paper,
Already have some housing & welcome center (NEED more housing)
House party volunteers? Have raised $300 so far. 2 more coming up.
- Foundations: NEED e-mail suggestions by Friday!
2 foundations ruled out, still working on 1
- Budget requirements from working groups also NEEDED by Friday
(necessary for Foundation proposals)
- Annual MGJ Budget must be compiled at some point
MGJ is not 501c-3, so NEED fiscal sponsor
Right now have Washington Peace Center, but they charge 7.5%
Mike from Baltimore may have a free one for us
Pressure Point world music CD sale: $5 of every $15 sale will go to toward
Donate Online button now up at globalizethis.org
A hat was passed at this week's meeting for the first time thanks to
MEDIA & MESSENGING
News Conference at National Press Club Thursday 12:30
OPENNESS & ACCESSIBILITY - ensuring open MGJ meetings
Organizers have left the country, some involuntarily
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