Arts Cluster 4: Sunday Aug 26, 7pm

Occupy Wall Street Arts Cluster 4

Dear OWS Arts Groups and people!

A reminder about the next meeting of the Arts Cluster happening this
coming Sunday, August 26  at 7 PM at the Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in
Brooklyn.

For those new to this list, this is the initiative to bring together the
creative community of OWS… an opportunity to share information,
resources, grievances and sympathies that can strengthen all of our
participation in the huge work at hand.

Some of the topics discussed at past meetings included plans for the
Guitarmy, A Big Project, Occupy the Empty Space’s upcoming 10
minute play festival
, various puppet projects, core issues of artist entitlement, diversity and other arts actions.

What we have on the table for this meeting (as well as other topics
which you bring!) are follow ups on some of the above and continuing
discussions about subway performances leading up to September 17,
general plans for September 17 itself, and hopefully learning some songs
(including the police code of honor)! Please let me know if there is
anything which really needs to be added to the agenda followup before we
go to new topics in Open Space.

I don’t seem to have the notes from the July meeting (if someone has
them can they please (re)send) but here are the ones from June to get a
sense
.

Four easy requests:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food or liquids to share
if you can!

2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss! After we do followups, the
rest of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone
hopefully has has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the
group.

3)Please let us know you’re coming, and invite your friends!   We have
set up a Facebook invite as well that you can use.
https://www.facebook.com/events/111889772291554/

4)If there is something that needs to be on the followup list (anything
I’ve left out) or anything that needs to urgently be on the agenda
before we go to Open Space, please contact me beforehand and let me
know.

Again that’s Sunday August 26 at 7 PM (will end at 10pm) at The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Hope to see you there!

Morgan and the Arts Cluster team

Today: Building the Culture of the Commons in Queens

Building the Culture of the Commons in Queens
Saturday March 24th

location 1: 12-2pm
location 2: 2-4pm

LOCATION 1:
The 37th Road Commons
37th Road Plaza • Jackson Heights  (google map)
Btw. 73rd & 74th Sts. 1 blk. north of Roosevelt Ave.
(Roosevelt Ave./74th St.: E, F, M, R, &7 trains)

Noon to 1 PM – Party and Play Time
Bring the family for games, free play, live music and potluck lunch at “The 37th Road Commons”*

1 – 2 PM – Meet – Talk – Think
We will create a space in which everyone has equal voice on the issues that matter to most.
Discussions on:

* Housing and Foreclosure in Queens coordinated by OQ Housing Working Group
* Democracy for All and Residents Voting coordinated by the OQ Voting Rights Working Group
* Immigrants and Workers Rights coordinated by Yadira Sanchez with Worker’s Justice Project/ Proyecto de Justicia Laboral

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LOCATION 2:
The Immigrant Movement International
108-59 Roosevelt Avenue (google map)
(Subway: Train 7 Flushing Local or Express, exit at the 111th)

2 – 4 PM – Social Assembly
People from Occupy Queens along with the Commons Coalition and Organization from Jackson Heights, Woodside and Corona are getting together to share their ideas and knowledge on how the different ways in which a politics of the commons can be developed. In particular, we are interested in understanding how groups and communities working on housing, health care, education, food, human and workers rights, energy, immigration, information technology, and communication and knowledge resources can develop a vision of these resources as commons: a third form of social organization to the state and corporate capitalism.

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Commons Coalition website:
http://makingworlds.wikispaces.com

Arts & Labor Alt Econ page:
http://artsandlabor.org/alternative-economies/

Arts & The Commons, an Arts & Culture thematic group page:
http://artsandculture.nycga.net/network/thematic/art-commons/