Request for Volunteers for NYC Encuentro for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism

Request for artistic support for Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Encuentro for Humanity, Sunday, December 4th, 3PM, Location TBA.

Arts and Culture is working in solidarity with Movement for Justice in El Barrio by providing creative support. We need:

  • Performers
  • Clowns
  • Musicians
  • Artists and artwork
  • Media/ Tech/ Live-Stream folk
  • And any other creative minds, voices and bodies

Please email James @jamesfredericrose to volunteer!

From Chiapas to South Africa, from Egypt to Greece and Spain, from El Barrio, NYC to Occupy Wall St., together we have shown that “dignity,” “justice,” and “democracy” are not concepts to be imagined, but realities we must live and nourish.

Those from above- the 1%- who attempt to control our lives and plunder our world feed off our divisions as a people.

True liberation means knocking down hierarchies, and building a new world from the bottom up.

To do this we must engage in the most powerful form of rebellion: Listening to all those from below.

We invite you to our corner of the world, East Harlem (El Barrio), a neighborhood and community that has organized and fought back against oblivion for years, to join us in the NYC Encuentro for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism.

An Encuentro is a moment of human exchange and reflection; it is a gathering. An Encuentro is not a meeting, a panel or a conference; it is a way of sharing developed by the Zapatistas as another form of doing politics: from below and to the left. It is a place where we can all speak, we will all listen, and we can all learn. It is a place where we can share the many different struggles that make us one.

Call to OWS Artist: Encuentro Art Making Today

We are calling all artist to help paint, build, work on visuals today, 2-6:30pm!!! The visuals created today will be part of the NYC Encuentro event happening in Harlem, Sunday Dec 4, 2011 @ 3pm, Location TBA.

Art Making for Encuentro:
Tues, November 29th
2:00 – 6:30 PM
@ Arts & Culture (temporary workspace)
20 Jay Street, #214.

Notes:
- NYC Encuentro has received a larger than expected RSVP! (movementforjusticeinelbario at gmail dot com)
- Several hundred people will be in attendance, that’s not including all the community members who live in the area!
- James @jamesfredericrose from Arts & Culture will be the contact person. Joe @loucrimsonmight from Arts & Culture Puppet Guild be helping coordinate.

“An Encuentro is a moment of human exchange and reflection; it is a gathering. An Encuentro is not a meeting, a panel or a conference; it is a way of sharing developed by the Zapatistas as another form of doing politics: from below and to the left. It is a place where we can all speak, we will all listen, and we can all learn. It is a space where we can share the many different struggles that make us one.” -Movement for Justice in El Barrio/The Other Campaign New York

Arts and Culture Minutes – November 28, 2011

Minutes 11/28/11Monday

Facilitator: Tim, Adrian

Stack: Adrian

Minutes: Imani

Adrian @adrian, Steve from OccupyFrankfurt (svalk_at_gmx_dot_de), Abe, Claire (@claireleibowitz), Morgan (@morganjen), Antonio (@antonioserna), Leora (@leebee) from OccupyVenice, CA, Johnny (@snowywilderness), Deirdra (@deirdre), Imani (@imani), Daniele (@dakitty0), Alex (@aleatchu), Ingrid (@ingridburrington), Matt (@plum)

AGENDA

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Sunday Meeting for Giant Outdoor Art Event

Reporting live from spokes council meeting:
CALLING ALL ARTIST!!!

Housing Working Group is requesting Arts & Culture attend a very important performance project brainstorming meeting.

Housing/ Occupation as Art
Sun, Nov. 27, 12:00 noon.
60 Wall St

*Housing is calling this urgent meeting since a report/plan has to be made by Monday.*

Arts and Culture Meeting SCHEDULE CHANGES

At Tuesday’s meeting (11/22/11), a proposal was passed to reduce Arts and Culture meetings to Two (2) weekdays and one (1) weekend day per week, all at 60 Wall Street.

The meeting schedule changes is an attempt to end the fragmentation, inaction, and confusion that daily meetings were causing. Beginning next week (week of the 28th), Arts and Culture will meet on:

Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM
and
Saturday at 11AM

The Saturday meeting is intended to serve as a guild report-back meeting.

A & C Minutes – Nov. 22, 2011 (Snippets)

Facilitation Unknown

Minutes: Antonio

Note: Arts and Culture Minutes (Organizational)
Tuesday November 22, 2011

The following are snippets from the Nov. 22nd meeting. The original meeting notes are yet to be recovered. I’m leaving the comments open in case anyone wants to contribute some notes via memory – Antonio

  1. AGENDA ITEMS
  1. Arts & Culture New Schedule
  2. Arts & Culture communication channel
  3. Art Syndicate Program
  4. New Members Meet & Greet
  5. Use of Broadway office Space
  6. [...]
  7. [...]

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A & C Minutes – Nov. 19, 2011

No Facilitation

Minutes: Antonio

Note: Arts and Culture Minutes (Organizational)
Saturday November 19, 2011

Small group, no facilitation. Group discussion revolved around each member’s concerns, we went around the table and discussed issues.

  1. AGENDA ITEMS
  1. Recap on Spaces for Arts & Culture
  2. Alternative Economy for Artists
  3. Jewelery Guild in Arts & Culture?
  4. General Discussion on NYCGA

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