[mgj-discuss] MGJ meeting minutes 4/12/2006
basav at igc.org
basav at igc.org
Sun Apr 16 12:25:16 PDT 2006
MGJ general meeting minutes
Next meeting: Wednesday 4/19, 7 pm, St. Stephens Church, 16th & Newton St.
NW (Columbia Heights)
Nicole and Basav facilitate.
Immigrants rights march and rally on Monday 4/10: HUGE! And very
Several MGJers went on a MGJ contingent with puppets etc. Others joined the
event on their own or with other contingents.
Very positive response to our puppets!
Things to do better next time:
1. Some of our puppets are in need of repair.
2. Need better logistical plan (made in advance!) to deal with puppets at
the end of the march.
3. Need more lead time/preparation to be able to distribute literature. We
have an excellent immigration factsheet, but dont have it in Spanish
(yet). Jaime working on translating it, so we have it for upcoming events
B. Press stunt
Friday @ noon outside IMF.
We have scenario.
We have script draft details being worked on.
We have press advisory going out Monday.
Most roles filled, but more actors are always welcome! Its fun, so please
No particular acting skills needed.
But presence at rehearsal REQUIRED if you want to be in the skit.
Rehearsal at 6:30 pm, Tuesday 4/18 at Vineeta Guptas house. For more info:
Hope hope at 50years dot org
C. Saturday/Sunday scenario
(Not formally endorsed by MGJ, but with individual members of MGJ helping
plan and organize)
SATURDAY: Teach-ins/trainings at St. Stephens
9:30-10:30: DC issues Teach-in
10:30-12:30: Medic training (safety in the streets)
1-2pm: Legal training (know your rights in DC)
2-Dinner: Affinity Group training, formation and SPOKESCOUNCIL
7:30PM: Meet at Farragut Square for Night March and actions to capitalist
points of interest
Time/PLace TBA: IMF Soccer Riot...bring your old spare balls
D. Logistics for weekend
1. Convergence center staffing needs:
The following slots are still open:
Friday: all day until 5pm
Saturday: 3-5pm, overnight
Sunday: 3-5pm, 9-11pm (though both of these shifts probably won't be
To sign up contact Nicole (circleatuna at gmail dot com)
2. Food: If you want to help cook for the meals at the convergence space,
contact Nicole (circleatuna at gmail dot com)
3. Legal support: if you want to help with legal street teams contact Oscar
(thelastwaltz8 at hotmail.com)
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