General Assembly Minutes - 11/31 →
So what is Occupy, anyway?
The Information Working Group came up with the following answer to the ubiquitous question… What is Occupy? Lower Manhattan, September 17th. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Wall Street to denounce a system that benefits the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans with tax loopholes and bank bailouts — leaving the other 99 percent of us struggling with rising unemployment, crumbling...
General Assembly Minutes - 10/30 →
A small GA today, we discussed how to maintain a strong presence / build a stronger community at Occupy, as well as the tentative teach-in schedule for Nov. 2 and 3
An Open Letter to the Penn State Administration →
We voted to endorse this letter, written by the Penn State Coalition for Affordable Education, at the last General Assembly. It was delivered to the administration this morning.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/28 →
Occupy Penn State tailgate tomorrow! This will be our base of operations for spreading the word of Occupy during the game. Meet at the HUB at 1:00 pm. We also made an important vote, endorsing a letter from the Coalition for Affordable Education.
Minutes from our Meeting with Damon Sims →
Taking minutes live; we are discussing the logistics of how our occupation can accommodate TEDx, as well as our plans for Thanksgiving Break.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/27 →
Just had a lovely sing along...
A few people stopped by the occupation to sing the National Anthem. Apparently the word is that we’re unpatriotic? We surprised them by gleefully singing along. I don’t know about other occupiers, but I never feel more patriotic then when I’m protesting!
General Assembly Minutes - 10/26 →
Travis Salters, the president of NAACP gave us insights on our movement. Come to our meetings to hear from organizations all over campus.
what-she-wished asked: Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm really interested in joining this movement (and bringing friends). I don't have a facebook though, is there an email list I could get in on or some other way I could find out meetings/assemblies? Thanks :D
Minutes from General Assembly - 11/25 →
Want to be more involved with Occupy Penn State?
Look out for people wearing red armbands. We’re using them to identify ourselves as being affiliated with the movement. Stop us and start a conversation! The Information working group will be meeting at 8am to start doing direct actions all over campus. The Representation action group has tentatively set its meetings for 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Minutes from General Assembly - 10/24 →
I got to the meeting halfway through, so I apologize that these are incomplete minutes. Come to the occupation tomorrow to learn more of what was discussed.
Subgroups will begin meeting at 6 before the...
We’ll figure out a more defined schedule for the subgroups at tomorrow’s GA. Come tomorrow! Bring a friend! The GA will start as usual at 7.
General Assembly Minutes - 10/23 →
Minutes being taken live
Reminder: General Assembly Tonight at 7pm
We will be discussing Plans of Action for the different action groups. Come prepared to brainstorm direct actions that can take place all week.
Our Twitter Account is Back Up →
We will not be having a General Assembly on...
Our next GA will be on Sunday night at 7. Discussion Groups will meet throughout the weekend in order to come up with a plan of action ready to present at this General Assembly. If you’re interested in joining a discussion group to focus on a specific goal, read through the minutes from night 4 to see what groups are working on, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our...
General Assembly Minutes - Night 5 →
Insights on Occupy Penn State
“Today’s insights into Occupy the Hub: 1. It looks like socialism and communism are trendy… again? 2. I wonder why most people that want to change the system look like the typical “free riders” to me 3. This might be the birth of a new kind of “movement”, where people without a clear purpose that realize that don’t have a clear purpose believe that...
We have begun organizing working groups, discussion groups, and action groups. Working groups help with logistics (not necessarily always doing something, but always finding someone to ensure it gets done;) discussion groups discuss problems, conduct research, and plan actions on the local PSU issues previously identified. Action groups are related to specific actions we have voted on and...
Minutes for Fourth General Assembly →
If people want goals, tonight was full of discussing them and coming up with clear solutions.
Minutes From Last Night's General Assembly →
Occupy Penn State in the Media
Occupy Penn State will have an opinion piece running in the Collegian on Friday. As I write this, behind me, a group of us is collaborating on the piece. A photo – the faces of Occupy Penn State — will be running with the article. The Collegian will be taking this photo at the General Assembly, tomorrow at 7:00 pm, our usual meeting time, in the HUB. Make an effort to get here on the hour! We...
I was not able to attend today’s events, but I did make last night’s general assembly. Amidst the happy chatter that followed, I heard someone mention that MoveOn.org representatives would be present at an upcoming rally in front of the Allen street gate. I urge the Occupy Penn State movement to consider the problems that come with identifying our cause with an organization like...
Response to an anonymous criticism
So I was recently shown a letter that was dropped at our camp, and thought I would respond here, since I cannot respond to the author directly and I think it’s a criticism that needs to be put to rest. But first, I shall repeat the letter exactly as written in its entirety: I understand your cause, but it seems like you hate all rich people. Is it fair to assume that all rich people got...
Minutes for the Second General Assembly →
Once again, I’ll be taking minutes for the meeting live if you can’t make it, or if you missed it!
Anonymous asked: Did you get my ask about PSU's budget? Tumblr's asks are a mess. :c
Tonight's General Assembly is at 7
An open forum to tell us what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong! Afterwards there will be a presentation from Eco-Action about the upcoming Environmental Rights bill.
ofthe-earth asked: How do you plan on actively informing the administration of your demands/purpose?
Crash Course on Direct Democracy →
One of our members, Amanda, was lucky enough to attend a workshop on direct democracy at OWS. She posted this document that outlines what she learned there and how we can possibly integrate it into our GA procedure.
Join us tonight to learn about the Environmental...
Hear leaders from Eco-Action and the community group Groundswell speak about the movement to add an Environmental Rights bill to our community. If it passes, this will be the first Environmental Rights bill to ever be enacted by a popular vote in the world. They will be hosting a meeting at 7:30 at our occupation. Also, don’t forget our General Assembly at 7 tonight!
Epic jam session in the hub! Come join us for nights of fun, music, and activism!
Minutes for First General Assembly →
I’m taking minutes as the meeting occurs. If you can’t make it or missed it, be sure to check them out so you know what we discussed.
Don't forget to come to the General Assembly
Do you want your voice to be a part of Occupy Penn State? Don’t forget to stop by tonight for our very first General Assembly! All are welcome.