Occupy London General Assembly
Date(s) - 07/06/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Paul's Steps
On 7th June – and provisionally continuing on the first Saturday of every month – Occupy London invites everyone to join us on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral to discuss issues of democracy, economics, the environment, communication, positive alternatives, how we organise to bring about a better future… and more.
This Occupy London General Assembly (GA) will be facilitated by Pete the Temp – performance poet, squatter, activist and Occupy supporter.
There’ll probably be feedback from Occupy London working groups and allied groups at the beginning of the assembly; there’ll probably be an open mic session at the end; and in the middle we’ll hear proposals and debate and discuss them. Decisions, if we take any, will be made by consensus – everyone’s voice will be heard and be considered as important as the next voice. With Pete facilitating, there’ll probably be some righteous ranting and heartfelt poetry too.
If you have a proposal, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
A proposal could be something you’d like Occupy London to do; a statement you’d like OL to contribute to or sign; or a topic you’d like to discuss at the assembly.
The proposals will be collected and put onto an agenda for the assembly. If it looks like there are too many to fit into two hours, the people at the assembly will be asked to indicate which they think are the most important, and these will be prioritised.
There’s more info on how Occupy London General Assemblies work, here: http://occupylondon.org.uk/how-a-general-assembly-works/
At 12.30 on the 7th, there’ll be a GA-planning meeting in Apostrophe Cafe just across the road from St Paul’s. Anyone is welcome to attend. This is where the proposals are clarified and a provisional agenda is worked out. It’s also where anyone willing to help with the facilitation, or to take minutes, can volunteer.
After the GA there are often informal discussions and working group meetings to which all are welcome. These tend to take place in Ye Olde London pub, just down the road from St Paul’s.
Here’s the minutes (with livestream interspersed) for the March 1st GA.