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meeting notes 8.14.2018

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Present: David, Edie, Mark, Cord, Lisa, Shanelle, Veronica Howard (visiting)

Next Meeting: Wed September 5, 4pm

Agenda:
Intros
Commitments
Plastic Campaign
Ecosocialist Conference
Art Projects
Meeting Schedule
Howard

Commitments:
-need committment and accountability in order to make a difference

Plastic Campaign:
-Moving beyond Pepsi water stations. Students still pay for water

Ecosocialist Conference:
-location
-speakers
-open mic for everyone between sessions at conference – use for social media campaign

Art Projects
-Edie and Lisa art project for this semester: Detritus Theme - display potentials:
- campus garden
- trees around campus, add some kind of tag and tie to assignment, provide workshop
-How would students participating become aware?
- bringing the campus together, learning from the actual art installation
- Ecosocialist Theme: using natural non-purchased items for art supplies
-Veronica: class to pick up trash around campus and have students work on a “culture portrait”, present at event

Meeting Schedule
-Moving forward for the fall semester meetings will be held at the Library on Wednesdays at 4pm

Resources related to discussion:
-Flow Documentary
-Story of Stuff: Story of Stuff
-Climate Resolve: had an event at the Ace Hotel
-Chicago Tribune Michael Hawthorne: Michael Hawthorne
- Proactive/Reactive measures: survival
-Philly Socialists Group: what kind of mobilizing are we doing, tenant unions, base-building examples Fred Hampton - https://caringlabor.files.wordpress...he-black-panther-party-service-to-the-people- programs.pdf
- Ujimaa Medics | Healing. Hopeful. Hood.
- Food sovereignty system: Via Campesina - Globalizing hope, globalizing the struggle !
- Acquiring land – (south central) deciding how empty land will be used
- Public Transit: Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe Author: Michael Lowy

Tasks:
- Lobby student government and pressure administration
-Cord: research student governmtnet sustainability group and attend meeting
- Mark: Editorial on plastic for Student newspaper
- Lisa, Edie, Veronica: have the art installation project displayed in a campus event, potentially sponsored by SCNCC chapter, collaborative project
-Lisa: funding for speakers
-See possibility from the sustainability liaison site
-contacting speaker for campus event
-Veronica: methods list
 
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