Sun Dec 4, 2011
10am – 12pm Cooking Chez CC
Where: CC’s place, 76 Hyde St, Apt.1, Burlington
Description: If you’d like to help the food group supply the GAs with scrumptious goodies, you’re welcome to join CC and friends at her place to use her kitchen!
11am – 12pm Student Movement Working Group Meeting
Where: Northwest corner of City Hall Park, Burlington
Description: Student Movement Group – Burlington College, Champlain, UVM, CCV – Organizing via Facebook, fliers, student banner – Bring spirit of Occupy to schools
11:30am – 2pm Really Free Market
Where: City Hall Park
Description: Invite your friends to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/141677012602729l; To all in Burlington looking for Christmas presents… We will be holding a really free market on Sunday in City Hall park. Feel free to come get presents, bring things to get rid of, bring skills. At Occupy Burlington we are encouraging using the really free market instead of Black Friday Deals.
Free is the best deal there is! Additionally, there will be a “Time Bank,” so if there’s a skill you’d like to donate to the community (i.e. a massage, a haircut, etc.), pop by there.
11:30am – 12:30pm Strategy/Direct Action Group meeting
Where: By the statue in City Hall Park, Burlington
12:30pm – 2pm Occupy Burlington March & Rally
Where: City Hall Park, Church St, Burlington
2pm – 4pm Burlington General Assembly
Where: Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, College St @ S. Winooski Ave, Burlington
Description: General assemblies are a place where we come together to share important working group information and proposals, and make democratic decisions! http://owsvt.wikispaces.com/Burl.+General+Assembly
2pm – 5pm VIA: How to Organize to Correct the Injustice of Economic Disparity in Our Society
Where: Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington
Description: Sponsored by the VIA, Vermont Interfaith Action, and OWS-VT is whole-heartedly invited. Provides the foundation for upcoming organizing for work with the Governor and legislators to influence the VT state budget, leading to change at the national level. The ED for United for a Fair Economy in Boston will educate and work on strategy and policy introduction. There is a fee, $15 per person (at the door) for an honorarium and travel expenses for the presenter. Contact Debbie@viavt.org to sign up and to inquire if subsidies or sliding fees are possible.
5pm – 6pm Feminist Working Group meeting
Where: Maglianero’s Cafe, Burlington
Description: Feminist Group – Recognize women & queers in movement – Communicatewith other feminist/anti-misogyny groups, fedupburlington.wordpress.com
5pm – 8pm VCAM Occupy TV Show
Where: VCAM, 208 Flynn Avenue; Suite 2G; Burlington, VT
Description: Come contribute to the Occupy Burlington news broadcast every Sunday at 5pm!
Mon Dec 5, 2011
10am – 11am Spirituality & Religion WG Meeting
Where: UU Church
12pm – 1pm Art WG meeting!
Where: The Firefly Collective, 200 Main St., Burlington
2:30pm – 3:30pm Finance Working Group Meeting
Where: Muddy Waters, Main St., Burlington
Description: This group has the important task of documenting incoming monetary donations, securing the cash, keeping transparent ledgers, creating electronic systems for receiving monetary donations, managing allocations of funds, and managing dispersal of funds. To see our charter and financial info, go to the wiki page here: http://owsvt.wikispaces.com/Burl.+Finance+WG.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Facilitation Training
Where: In front of Fletcher Free Library, to move into a conference room — ask at the front desk if you arrive late
Description: All are invited to learn about how to facilitate General Assemblies. Facilitation skills are great for any activist, and the principles of good facilitation can be brought to any meeting or group work in our lives.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Labor Solidarity WG Mtg
Tue Dec 6, 2011
2pm – 3pm Info & Supplies Working Groups Meeting
Where: Muddy Waters, Main St. , Burlington
Description: If you’d like to get more involved in the important work of collecting and disseminating information, please come to the information working group meetings! We need help keeping the calendar and wiki updated, connecting activists to working groups, keeping information handy on-site, updating white boards & bulletin boards on site, gathering information from occupiers, and spreading important info regarding local facilities, etc! Right now the info WG is meeting with the supplies/donations WG! If you’d like to help keep track of donated supplies as they come in, keep an inventory, help people who need things find them, check out supplies, and then track them down later, this is the group for you!
6:30pm – 8:30pm Capitalism is the Crisis – Film/dinner
Where: Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
Description: Join Green Mountain Anarchists at the Vermont Workers’ Center for a potluck dinner followed by a screening of Capitalism Is The Crisis. This documentary explores the nature of the current economic crisis and scans the greater crisis of capitalism in general. It then visits sites of worldwide resistance to austerity measures and urges revolutionary paths for the future. Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protests in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin. We’ll have dinner before the film and time for discussion afterwards, as well as free literature and additional information. Invite your friends to the FB event: http://www.facebook.com/events/249181575135753
7pm – 9pm Economic WG meeting
Where: Levity (formerly Patra Cafe), Center St., Burlington
Description: http://owsvt.wikispaces.com/Burl.+Economic+WG This group is open to anyone who would like to join us in discussion and action around pressing economic issues.
Wed Dec 7, 2011
12:30pm – 1:30pm Homelessness Working Group
Where: Chai’s house, 46 N. Winooski Ave, Apt. 1, Burlington
Thu Dec 8, 2011
12pm – 1pm Occupy Magazine: 101 Monkeys Working Group Meeting
Where: 46 North Winooksi Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, between Pearl and Grant, Downtown Burlington
Description: The contact for this new magazine project is Chai Gang, reachable at 802.777.1081. Contact for more info or just show up.
5:30pm – 7:30pm Citizens United/Corporate Personhood Meeting
Where: Catamount Center in Williston — (Rep. Jim McCullough’s)
Description: Thank you for your interest in passing a local resolution to undo the catastrophic effects of Citizens Untied and corporate personhood. The Citizen’s United decision equated free speech with corporate spending on political campaign influence. Together we can insure that Democracy – not corporatocracy endures.
Sat Dec 10, 2011 – International Human Rights Day
9am – 10pm Human Rights Day Conference
Where: UVM Davis Center, Burlington
Description: Celebrate Human Rights Day by joining the Vermont Workers’ Center for aday-long conference featuring inspiring workshops, our annualmembership assembly, and a dinner with Bernie Sanders to celebrate allour successes this year. We will also release our new film on TropicalStorm Irene, how it exposed a deeper crisis, and the launch of our PutPeople First! Campaign. Full schedule — coming soon! At the Universityof Vermont’s Davis Center in Burlington, VT. Free to attend.
12pm – 1:30pm HRD Whistle Blowing
Where: City Hall Park, Burlington
Description: Saturday, December 10, HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Join WILPF in City Hall Parkat noon as they “Blow Whistles” to call attention to Human Rightsviolations. They will make their way to the Davis Center, UVM, and takepart in the Worker’s Center Human Rights Conference Workshops (1:30 pm).
3pm – 5:30pm Occupy Central VT/Montpelier
Where: State House, Montpelier
Description: Central VT will hold its General Assembly on Saturday 10/22 at 3PM at the Statehouse.
6pm – 7pm Facilitation Planning Meeting
Where: Muddy Waters, Main St., Burlington
Description: Before attending a planning meeting, we ask that all interested facilitators please attend a training session. People from oppressed groups (women, people of color, GLBTQ folks, youth, elders, English learners, non-US citizens, folks with disabilities, and anyone else whose voice tends to be marginalized in our capitalist society is especially encouraged to join Facilitation. Times and locations of trainings can be found on this calendar. At this meeting we will be developing an agenda, assigning roles, discussing process issues, and developing important talking points.