18th annual Changing Maine: “Visions and Strategies for the Occupy Movement in Maine”
January 28, 2012, Viles Arboretum in Augusta (snow date: January 29)
This day-long gathering is not intended for decision-making but for brainstorming, networking, information exchange, and broadening the potential for the Occupy movement in Maine. This includes both encampments in Portland, Bangor, and Augusta and support groups/actions in other parts of Maine.
Morning—Where we’ve been, where we are now, where we want to go:
Introductions and agenda
History of Occupy Wall Street and occupy groups in Maine
How are Occupy movements affecting our understanding of social change?
Why have people joined the occupy groups?
Do we want a set of goals? If so, what might they be?
What are your hopes/visions for the occupy movement in Maine?
Visions for the future—what would Maine look like if the visions were accomplished?
Afternoon—How can we get to where we want to go:
Strategies and tactics will vary from occupation to occupation—no rigorous expectations of anything coordinated but….
Why have occupations been able to continue, or not continue, or both?
What’s worked and what hasn’t worked
Evaluation of how they did or are doing
Physical space, action-based, and other ways of keeping occupations going
Are there things we can do together or in a coordinated way? If so, what might some of those be? (Communication, Messaging, Coordinate events, Relating to the broader movement)
Strategies or tactics that could be undertaken in a coordinated way
Next Steps for the Occupy Movement
For more info, questions, or to make sure you get complete details (if you’re not getting a direct email about this), contact: Larry Dansinger, (207) 525-7776 or email@example.com