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=Ideas Working Group=
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== Meeting Times ==
  
==Provisional Mission Statement==
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*Meetings have been set for 6pm Wednesdays, and Sunday night 9:30. The active times we have generally had public discussions are Monday nights at 7pm in the GA area and Friday nights at 7pm in the GA area.
The Ideas working group will actively seek out the contributions from the Occupy Boston encampment, its community of supporters, and from society at large. It will develop transparent and inclusive methods of organizing these ideas in order to facilitate their exchange and development. We will also host open discussions on widely held concerns and values, as well as around important questions of strategy.
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*meetings are held across Atlantic Avenue in the Federal Reserve Plaza. As it gets colder we will meet there then go somewhere else, such as South Station.
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*[[Ideas working group meeting notes]] (includes Notes from [http://wiki.occupyboston.org/11/4%20Meeting 11/4 Meeting])
  
The next '''OBIdeas Public Discussion''' will be: Friday, 28 October, 7-9 in the GA Area. (An unscheduled GA has been called for 10/28/11 at 7 PM in, you got it, the GA area. We are determining how to proceed.) OBIdeas Public Discussion has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday 7 PM in the GA area. Topic: '''How does Occupy Boston preserve it's momentum?'''
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== Upcoming Public Discussions ==
  
Working group '''meetings''' (open to all): '''Sunday, 31 October 9:30-11 pm''' location: meet at the Gandhi statue '''Wednesday, 2 November 6-7 pm''' location: South Station Mezzanine (2nd floor above/behind McDonalds)
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*Held in the GA area, unless otherwise specified
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*Topics set based on suggestions collected online [http://wiki.occupyboston.org/index.php?title=Vote_here&action=edit vote here] and on the whiteboard outside Media tent
  
Mailing List: ideas@lists.occupyboston.org To join the working group, go [https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/ideas here:]
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'''Friday, 11 November 7-9 in the GA area'''
  
[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup&returnto=Main_Page Join the wiki]. Have some ideas you are developing? Consider putting a link to them in the group workspace: [[User:WG-ideas]]  You can also create your own user page by clicking on your name in the upper right.
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<span style="color:#ff0000;">'''Note: this was going to happen Monday 7 November but there was a DubStep concert'''</span>
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Below are some examples of the ideas we have been collecting:
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Order of Events:
  
==[[Statement of purpose]]==
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*Explain goal of the evening: have everyone collectively generate a statement of Occupy Boston's values that can act as a guide of what to add to the [[Statement of Purpose]]
- The approved [[Road_Map|Statement of Purpose]]
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*Why not focus on actions, demands, methods tonight? One of our goals in the Ideas group is to ''try'' to help grow a statement that all of Occupy Boston can get behind. One idea to do this is to start with VALUES.
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*Examples of switching actions, demands, methods and statements to VALUES:
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**"go after your congressman!" -> &nbsp;value:&nbsp;accountability
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**"correct fundamental inequalities" -> value:&nbsp;fairness
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**"shouldn’t demonize conservatives because they disagree" -> value:&nbsp;inclusivity
  
- A current discussion about a proposed [[Road_Map|Statement of Occupation]]
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*We will have 3 parts of the meeting:
  
- A collection of[[talk|new ideas]] being discussed and the associated comments of each.
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1. Overview of collected responses for the past few weeks to the question: "What are the values that we, as Occupy Boston, all share?" here are word clouds made from this collected information:
  
==Transcribed banners==
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[[File:Ideas values raw.png|300x358px|RTENOTITLE]][[File:Ideas values reworded.png|300x383px|RTENOTITLE]]
We will continue to post questions on whiteboards, banners, and the giant notepad in the Library, transcribe them and explore new and useful ways of presenting the ideas.  
 
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To contribute to the wordclouds below, click the question at the left, click edit on the top right, and then add your response''' (Note: you must first create a user account before you register. Please do!). We will periodically update the wordclouds until we figure out a way to have them update in real time.
 
  
Also check out www.wearebeings.org for more cool word clouds
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We will break out into groups and add change, and discuss this list. We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group break out discussions.
  
===[[What's Wrong with our Country?]]===
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2. We will break out into new groups and decide on what values on this list do people feel should go into the [[Statement of Purpose]]. This could be any amount of values, but we are suggesting 2-5 for this first attempt. We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group break out discussions.
[[File:What'sWrong WordCloud2.jpg|RTENOTITLE]]
 
  
===[[What's Right with our Country?]]===
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3. Lastly, we will split again into groups and see if we can write a sentence or two that expresses the values collaboratively decided in Step 2 into the [[Statement of Purpose]]. Groups can start:
[[File:What'sRight WordCloud.jpg|RTENOTITLE]]
 
  
===[[Why do you Occupy?]]===
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*with a BLANK piece of paper
[[File:WhyWeOccupy WordCloud2.jpg|RTENOTITLE]]
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*a copy of the [[Statement of Purpose]] to edit, or
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*have an action question that they are answering: - What are the values, that we, as Occupy Boston Share? or: - What is the mission, that we, as Occupy Boston Share?
  
Testaments of the 99% (would not upload)
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We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group Statements and edits. This will go a long way to adding to the [[Statement of Purpose]]
  
==meeting notes/agendas==
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'''Followup''' We will post all of the Statements and notes from this meeting in a new page called [[Values Addendum to Statement of Purpose]] as well as post the proposed changes to the [http://main.wirite.org/documents/20/ Occupy Boston Statement of Purpose] on the site [http://wirite.org Wirite] where the changes can continue to be worked on:
===Wed Oct 26===
 
====plan for Friday night discussion====
 
*Next strategic steps ( how will occupy boston develop?)
 
**our camp
 
**indoor space
 
**model change
 
*Move your money / Banks
 
**alternatives
 
**nonviolence
 
**partnership with DCU / Liberty
 
*TBD friday night
 
**small group
 
**input on agenda items
 
**hot or not model
 
*How does Occupy Boston preserve it's momentum?
 
**( temp check taken and this will be our discussion topic)
 
** Publicize on Facebook, twitter, wiki, whiteboard, APB to *working groups.
 
** Format of discussion- Stated that the goal of this discussion will be to bring out and foster the seeds of autonomous actions, working group proposals, positions
 
**Small groups, time check in with temp check, Step forward step back
 
**Facilitated by Noah and Andrew, Note taking and time keeping by Laura and George
 
====other items====
 
*Planning subsequent topics
 
** Head to Head (hot or not)
 
** Online/ whiteboard
 
  
*Contingency plan -Next steps (winterization/other strategies) *Move your money day -living document -Name of group *Strategy/expansion
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[[File:WiriteForOB.png|400x194px|WiriteForOB.png|link=http://main.wirite.org/documents/20/]]
**New methods
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**validating
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**collecting other people's ideas
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===Meeting time===
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<br/><br/>Want to set the agenda for future Public Discussions? [[Vote here]]
Wed 6pm / Sun 9:30 pm/ dicussion fri at 7
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[[Join the Ideas email list]] - email your ideas, join the online conversation, and view the archive of discussions
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[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup&returnto=Main_Page Join the wiki]. Have some ideas you are developing? Consider putting a link to them in the group workspace: [[User:WG-ideas]] You can also create your own user page by clicking on your name in the upper right.

Latest revision as of 20:29, 9 November 2011

Meeting Times

  • Meetings have been set for 6pm Wednesdays, and Sunday night 9:30. The active times we have generally had public discussions are Monday nights at 7pm in the GA area and Friday nights at 7pm in the GA area.
  • meetings are held across Atlantic Avenue in the Federal Reserve Plaza. As it gets colder we will meet there then go somewhere else, such as South Station.
  • Ideas working group meeting notes (includes Notes from 11/4 Meeting)

Upcoming Public Discussions

  • Held in the GA area, unless otherwise specified
  • Topics set based on suggestions collected online vote here and on the whiteboard outside Media tent

Friday, 11 November 7-9 in the GA area

Note: this was going to happen Monday 7 November but there was a DubStep concert

Order of Events:

  • Explain goal of the evening: have everyone collectively generate a statement of Occupy Boston's values that can act as a guide of what to add to the Statement of Purpose
  • Why not focus on actions, demands, methods tonight? One of our goals in the Ideas group is to try to help grow a statement that all of Occupy Boston can get behind. One idea to do this is to start with VALUES.
  • Examples of switching actions, demands, methods and statements to VALUES:
    • "go after your congressman!" ->  value: accountability
    • "correct fundamental inequalities" -> value: fairness
    • "shouldn’t demonize conservatives because they disagree" -> value: inclusivity
  • We will have 3 parts of the meeting:

1. Overview of collected responses for the past few weeks to the question: "What are the values that we, as Occupy Boston, all share?" here are word clouds made from this collected information:

RTENOTITLERTENOTITLE

We will break out into groups and add change, and discuss this list. We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group break out discussions.

2. We will break out into new groups and decide on what values on this list do people feel should go into the Statement of Purpose. This could be any amount of values, but we are suggesting 2-5 for this first attempt. We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group break out discussions.

3. Lastly, we will split again into groups and see if we can write a sentence or two that expresses the values collaboratively decided in Step 2 into the Statement of Purpose. Groups can start:

  • with a BLANK piece of paper
  • a copy of the Statement of Purpose to edit, or
  • have an action question that they are answering: - What are the values, that we, as Occupy Boston Share? or: - What is the mission, that we, as Occupy Boston Share?

We will then come back to the larger group and report on small group Statements and edits. This will go a long way to adding to the Statement of Purpose

Followup We will post all of the Statements and notes from this meeting in a new page called Values Addendum to Statement of Purpose as well as post the proposed changes to the Occupy Boston Statement of Purpose on the site Wirite where the changes can continue to be worked on:

WiriteForOB.png




Want to set the agenda for future Public Discussions? Vote here

Join the Ideas email list - email your ideas, join the online conversation, and view the archive of discussions

Join the wiki. Have some ideas you are developing? Consider putting a link to them in the group workspace: User:WG-ideas You can also create your own user page by clicking on your name in the upper right.