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Volunteer Meeting Today at 5:30pm
Please join us this Tuesday, June 3rd, at 5:30pm at The Little Red Church at 532 Center Street downtown Santa Cruz in one of the little rooms.
We have changed the meetings to the first and third Tuesdays so people can have more free time!
We still need a lot more volunteers, otherwise we still may have to cancel our Sunday meal. We don’t want our current cooks, veggie cutters and servers to get burned out!!!! Please call us 831-515-8234 for directions to the kitchens!
Special Highlights during the last few weeks
Saturday, the 24th, we shared food with 107 people! It was a beautiful community event. It was Food Not Bombs 34th year Birthday! And across the street was the Monsanto Protest so we had extra visitors, as well as The Raging Grannies gave us a visit and sang Happy Birthday to us! It was a miniature Christmas!
Then this past Saturday, June 1st, Food Not Bombs marched in the Gay Pride Day, as you can see in the picture above! Last minute someone offered us their booth so some were cooking for the meal, others were meeting new potential volunteers. It was a blast to be part of Gay Pride Day!!!
Saturday, May 24th – shared food with 107 people
Sunday, May 25th – shared food with 62 people
Saturday, May 31st – shared food with 81 people
Sunday, June 1st – shared food with 72 people
New news! You can get your community service hours with Food Not Bombs.
PLEASE come on Saturday and Sunday to help cook, serve and/or cleanup! If you would like to volunteer but can’t make our meeting on Tuesday, you can still volunteer on Saturday and/or Sunday! Please email us at info@santacruzfoodnotbombs or call us at 831-515-8234 for more details!
Come join our effort to dispel the myth of scarcity and greed – come help us share food with our community!
Build community over a three day workshop with others interested in learning more about the fundamental behind planning nonviolent direct actions and campaigns, the philosophies and ideologies of nonviolence, and meet with several organizations working to better our local communities. The weekend will include presentations, conversations, interactive activities, films, discussion groups, field trips, and even a bit of direct action! Dinner will be provided on Friday (4pm-9pm), breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday (9am-5pm). Please RSVP and register with us by June 16. Call or email Sandino for more info and to RSVP!
Action Organizing Working Group (formerly Turkish Solidarity Working Group) will meet every Tuesday at 7pm at the clock tower.
Turkish Solidarity Working Group Meeting: Tuesday, July 2nd 7pm at the
Also there will be no GA on July 6th. June 29th’s GA consensed on
suspending GA for July 6th and instead going to the action at 7:30pm.
(I am hoping this can be placed somewhere besides the comments as it
is hard to see there and contains info about the GA.)
Turkish Solidarity Working Group Meeting: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm
at the fountain underneath the town clock.
Statement of Support (preliminary)
Occupy Santa Cruz supports the Courage to Resist/Support for Bradley Manning parade contingent for the San Francisco Pride Parade 2013.
The statement was proposed by the Area Solidarity Working Group to the Occupy Santa Cruz General Assembly (OSC GA) on Saturday 1 June 2013.
RESOLVED by unanimous consent by the OSC GA on Saturday 1 June 2013.
Opening of meeting “Go ’round”: Introductions and expectations for meeting
Participants agree to meet for 90 minutes
Presentation of “Sanctuary Camp” as currently envisioned, including references to models that are WORKING in other communities. Also known as “tent cities” (please add a link in comments section, to the facebook page where there is a community dialogue on this. Thanks. I wasn’t taking notes during that initial presentation.)
Assertion of Right to Sleep
Organize for an open dialogue with community at April 6 meeting
Question: “Who is doing what?”
Desire to discuss details such as “where” on April 6
County Government is currently creating a plan for rehousing “early release” prisoners due to prison overcrowding issue
Desire to see positive use of County funds allocated for Mental Health (could that go into supportive housing? Could that go into community mental health workers, which might be useful for a community-based sanctuary camp project?)
Need for discussion of “lessons learned” or best practices from previous camps, such as agreements around drug and alcohol use/non use in camp, responsibilities of campers, curfews, quiet hours, inclusion/exclusion of people (e.g. “locals only”), enforcement of camp rules (including relationship with law enforcement entities), how many people?
Question: Is this two separate projects? One short term, another long term?
Expression of solidarity with fulfillment of immediate needs
Restatement of desire to discuss details later
Commitment from one activist to promoting April 6 meeting date by distributing flyers
Discussion of what info might be on flyer: Gary Johnson court decision to come down March 21, 4 PM, “solidarity with prisoners” rally (also scheduled for April 6), Food Not Bombs meal, Sanctuary Camp Community Meeting
Desire for next Working Group meeting to be at Louden Nelson (decision moved to end of meeting)
Opening of discussion of this working group’s decision-making model, with differences outlined but not fully discussed: consensus model, majority vote, autonomy, “dictatorship” (discussion shut down by meeting facilitator… sorry, I didn’t feel we had the time and energy then, uncertain if there might be two working groups moving forward, such as one for camp planning and the other for PR campaign)
Raising briefly issues of money for porta-potties, connecting with churches
Ideas regarding “protest camp” versus “sanctuary camp” or is this a false dichotomy: permanent camps have arisen out of protests in the past…
Need for health services to be provided, including mental health
Next Meeting: the community is invited to the Post Office steps at 4 PM this Saturday, March 2, to informally discuss ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams, campaign strategy, life, and everything over a delicious vegan meal to be provided weekly by Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs. Occupy Santa Cruz General Assembly follows at 5:30 PM, where discussion and proposals can be decided through the consensus process of OSC.
Draft of publicity flyer to be submitted for approval of GA on Saturday (Thank you!)
UPDATE: The next meeting is Thursday 15 November 2012; same time; same place.
What: Food Not Bombs Meeting
Where: TerraGnoma Garden, 1147 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
When: Thursday 8 Nov 2012 from 6PM until 8PM
Food Not Bombs had our first meeting yesterday October 31 and decided to set up the next meeting for Thursday the 8th, 6pm at TerraGnoma garden. Dinner will be made AFTER the meeting if you are interested in eating please bring something to contribute and/or help prepare. Thank you to all!
What: Food Not Bombs Meeting
Where: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
When: Wednesday 31 October 2012 from 2PM until 3PM
Food Not Bombs is looking to reactivate and we need your help. This Wednesday we are gathering outside at Louden Nelson Community Center to discuss preparing meals for the community. The volunteer positions needed are food collecting, preparation/ cooking, serving and cleaning. We can discuss logistics/commitments at the meeting. If you are interested in helping please attend this meeting if possible. If not and you are still interested in volunteering please send a message to keep updated. Thank ya’ll for your works.