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Activist Communiqué: New Occupy Toronto GA announced for Mondays -- starts tonight!

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Hey everyone, I want to announce a new General Assembly (GA) for Occupy Toronto.

The Deets:

Every Monday starting Monday April 2, 2012
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outdoors at Cloud Gardens
(Richmond St. W between Yonge and Bay)
Toronto, ON

The Call Out:

Fwd from Occupy Toronto:

Dear Friends and Allies,

As many of you are aware, persistent issues with the current General Assembly (GA) process have resulted in many individuals and groups feeling ineffectual and/or unsafe and thus unwilling and/or unable to discuss and organize in that environment.... As a response to these ongoing problems, some members of Occupy Toronto have decided to try something new!

A once per week GA will be held using a consensus building process with a 90% decision-making rule; a safe-space agreement and trained facilitation. In addition, we will begin to explore language around decolonization to supplement the Occupy meme in order to address serious concerns regarding its associations.

We are very excited to invite you as well as any and all people who will be respectful of the space to come out and join us for the first new GA on MONDAY, APRIL 2nd in Cloud Gardens (Richmond St. W between Yonge and Bay) to discuss the upcoming May Day rally and actions including potential Re-occupation!

We ask that any proposals be submitted to the facilitation team by Sunday night, 9 pm at occupytoproposals@gmail.com.

Please send any general questions to occupytoreboot@gmail.com

See you soon!

Love, Respect and Solidarity,
Occupy Toronto

***Important note: The Occupy movement is one of free association. As such this GA makes no claims to being the sole, superior or more powerful GA. It is simply an equal but different kind of space that we feel will be more conducive to discussing, organizing and mobilizing around supported and cooperative action!***

 

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