Recap of the General Assembly on Wednesday, 11-9-11

November 9, 2011 in General Assembly by Bryan

On November 9, 2011 Occupy Baton Rouge held our fifth General Assembly.

We did not consider ourselves a quorum, so we tabled our proposals for the General Assembly on November 12.
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The Encampment Logistics Working Group announced that they are asking for donations of buckets, sponges, rags, plastic plates and utensils, PVC piping, and tarp for various uses in the encampment. They will present their official proposal to the General Assembly on Saturday. They also have plans to set up a beta campsite in preparation for a possible move closer to the capitol. The beta campsite location is a piece of privately owned property that has been neglected by an absentee landlord in Spanish Town. Members of the Encampment Logistics Working Group have contacted the Spanish Town Civic Association, and they were supportive of our plans. For anyone who is interested in planning the encampment in Baton Rouge, the next Encampment Logistics Working Group meeting will take place on November 12 at 9:30 am at the beta campsite, the location of which can be found here.

Two members of the College Democrats at LSU announced that they have started the process of making Occupy LSU an officially recognized student organization. This organization would be essential in spreading education about the Occupy movement through LSU’s campus and in enacting our Teach-in Discussion Panels, so we should show them our full support. For those who are interested in organizing student teach-ins for the greater Baton Rouge area, the next Student Teach-in Working Group meeting is this Friday, November 11, at 7:00 pm. For the Student Teach-in Working Group meeting location, or if you are an LSU student that is interested in taking part in Occupy LSU, contact OccupyBatonRouge@gmail.com .

This Saturday, November 12th, we will meet at 11:00 am in the church parking lot adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on 5th and Main to march to our sixth General Assembly in State Capitol Park at noon.

And don’t forget to check the calendar for any future General Assemblies or Working Group meetings that you would like to take part in.