The Info WG aims to improve internal communications within Occupy Boston. We believe that enhanced communication and coordination within our community will allow us to advance the Occupy movement more effectively.
We assess the communication structures and gaps of the OB activist community and develop forums to enhance communication between working groups and individuals. We currently are meeting on Wednesday's at 5pm.
Right now we are working on developing a central Communication Hub (CommHub), a database run by OB volunteers to collect, organize and disseminate useful information for working group members. We believe the the successful implementation of this tool will allow us become a more cohesive social movement.
Please contact email@example.com to join the effort.
Our meetings are every Wednesday 5:30 - 7pm at United for a Fair Economy (29 Winter St., Boston)
Meeting agendas are here: 
Meeting Notes 3/8
-Anna has email address in works and DD should be able to start up again soon. We need to figure out how to support Anna in doing Daily Digest
-Open House – We want to send out a list to the WG’s that this is happening, but we’re not sure how to do that yet
-Farhad emailed Band and hasn’t heard back
- Nick feels that he has special responsibility to make the Open House go well. He has been rash with the group and made an announcement at GA that he had been wronged.
-Facebook Page for Open House exists.
-Farhad went through Working Groups and separated WG’s that communicate with outside people through email and those that don’t
Process for WG email
We have a email list with 38 people on it. We have an email account that only Farhad checks. We need more people to check it and respond to inquiries
Option – we could have 3 people every week check the emails to the list and respond form their individual emails.
-Problem – that could result in individuals being contacted instead of the info wg group. We don’t want people getting into that habbit
Brett - lets have 1 person each week pay special attention to the list and respond from the Inreach email account, not their own personal email.
Tabling this issue until next week
Daniel – reach out to tech to get possible solutions
Volunteers for week
Interoccupy.org conference calls, alerting our community to relevant calls
Brett will take the responsibility for this week
Bil makes info GA announcements at remainding GA’s before next meeting
Facilitate next meeting
Bil Facilitates next meeting
OB TV can distribute a bit that we make dor the open house. OB Radio also wants to help support the Open House
Bil will make sure to respond to OB TV
Radio: no one wants to go on the radio and talk about the Open house but Michelle will email them a blurb that they can read about it on the radio
Format of Open House
Bil: Shares his vision for the Open House
- Half an hour of milling around
- A mic check announcing 3-4 minutes of
- slide show
- Back to the career fair vibe
Brett: Shares his vision
- Editor's note: I missed a lot of this -- Brett, can you fill it in?
- Somewhere other than St. Paul's
Anna: How are we going to reach people outside of the Occupy Boston bubble?
Bil: Has been plugging an "awareness" campaign at GA for a while now. Tomorrow we'll be asking for folks to hand out flyers, etc.
Anna: Notes that the flyers already say St. Paul's. Is it too late to change the location?
Michelle: Has friends that are graphically inclined. Ideally would like to have more things that people can walk away with that look good. There's a lot going on, but nobody knows about it.
- Action Item: will follow up with friends.
Bil: There's a handbook that we're working on for this
- Who we are and what we've been doing
- Descriptions of our GA process
Anna: Wants a different photo for the cover. That photo of the tents looks like dirty hippies.
Farhad: This is complicated, because those tents were important to a lot of people. It's where we started.
Anna: It can be a photo of tents, would prefer it not to be that one.
Michelle: It's like Vegas; it was beautiful at night.
Bobby: How many groups are going to participate?
Bil: We don't know yet. We have to contact them individually. I am willing to spearhead that if I can delegate each active member of Info a few groups to follow up with.
Farhad: I'll contribute to this effort by continuing to work on the contact list (http://bit.ly/AaKiHN).
Bil: Here are the notes from last week. (Hands out notes, which will be emailed to the list as well).
Anna: Time check?
Bil: Proposal to finalize question of format next week? (All approve.)