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- Reportback from the OC meeting [notes!]
- Update on printers for t-shirts, programs, etc.
- Questions folks have:
...Solidarity Fund for International Participants?
...Housing updates?
...Tabling/Vending updates?



jen cox ppherc jamila rodgers, freedom road george martin, ufpj sha, grassroots fundraising jamie, mayfirst/ppl link will copeland emily kawano, solidarity economy adrienne, ruckus brooke, jubilee walda, LRNA jacqui, WOCU adele, comms staff genaro, swu louis, swop rishi, leftist lounge cindy, ggj oya, DLOC kali, ushrn eddie, afl-cio


Organizations will be allowed to submit 2 workshops.

We affirmed a commitment to paying staff through June, and paying coordinators and Victor through August.

We prioritized our budget so that if we get more funding, or not enough funding, we will prioritize: - top level priorities: logistics stipends and organizing strategies - second level priorities: language access and communications - additional priorities: program and culture travel and lodging expenses, post USSF expenses including evaluation, merchandise, housing for volunteers and advance team, disability access, security

We affirmed that we will set the criteria for the Common Council solidarity fund. [Jardyn, Heather, Tammy, Jen, Jerome, Adrienne.]

We decided that Centro Obrero would be the printer for all official textiles for the USSF [t-shirts, bags, etc]

We updated budget to include projects on the table, and set that we will not be taking on additional external proposals or expenses.

The outreach staff and folks [B, Akudo, Jardyn, etc] all confirmed that they can come often and earlier.

The website content will now be managed by Comms [as opposed to ICT].

We affirmed an internal conflict resolution process [1].

We had a deep conversation on how things are going in Detroit. Afterwords, the summary included:

Summary: - be mindful of who is hosting - can you have 1-2 folks on security from each NPC org - start these meetings with a listening session from detroit - continue to prioritize and commit to creating an infrastructure in the D - NPC identity crisis - resolve the role of NPC - stretching ourselves and resources - 1-800 number can go elsewhere - be mindful of not undermining leadership - pull out more lessons from 07 - for hosts and anchors there is a weight that feels very heavy to produce and perform, expectations of us, with assumptions that we can't handle it. - detroit is trying to help pull this together, while dealing with real conditions on the ground. - when we come face-to-face that we stay the entirety of the time. need to make a commitment to be here, be present, and stay until the end if we want to take on the responsibility of collective decisions. - where can we re-ground ourselves in what we are trying to build. - accountability: who is holding folks accountable to BE here and show up? - how do we manage the $$ part? we have more resources this time than we did in 07, and yet we're struggling. this is not a $-raising body, but how do we hold ourselves acct to the processes we set out. we need to be mindful of the implications when we make changes. - make suggestions and decisions, stop complaining. talking about what we WANT instead of just what we don't want is hard - even in our work.


- what is happening with printing? ...Centro is printing all textiles ...Red Door is a union, sustainable printer and will be handling our print needs.

- can we use them for our printing needs at the forum? ...yes! we encourage that. Left Turn is printing there. we can send out the website with rates and contact info.

- staff is up to june, or through june? ...through june.

- how will International travel support work? solidarity group will come up with criteria for earmarked funds. right now that's primarily from Wallace Global.

- who will handle the distribution of funds? ...need a full answer from finance committee

- update on housing ... scroll down to accomodations

- update on tabling/vending ...vending will be available the monday before during fireworks, and then during the forum. ...rates are 700 on fireworks day and 5-600 during the remainder of the forum. there different rates for individuals vs groups raising funds to come to the forum?

- upcoming meetings:

Every other Wednesday, 12pm PST/1pm CST/2pm MST/3pm EST [March 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 23]