OSC GMO Campaign Meeting - Agenda for 3/23/15

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Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401  map

Please join our GMO Campaign meeting this Monday. We are working to oppose GMOs per our By mAny Means Necessary Campaign! Everyone is Welcome!

(Please contact us to request additions/changes to this agenda)

  1. Allocate Meeting Tasks – (assign facilitator, notetaker, timekeeper, etc.)
    if you are a newly-trained facilitator, please consider facilitating this meeting with our support.

  2. Check-ins & Introductions

     

  3. Welcome Newcomers & OSC Overview

  • review OSC weekly meeting schedule and campaigns
  • Announce upcoming plans and OSC events (Media Teach-in 7/6 & 7/20?; Summer retreat)
  • Review of hand signals and Objections Method consensus process if needed
  1. Agenda Review

  • Review agenda
  • Decide order and what to include
  • Set times for each topic
  1. Reports Back

  • What have you been working on (internal calendar)
  • Other tasks agreed to at last meeting (except those listed below)
  • Getting Past Capitalisam Teach-in & Fundraiser - March 30
    • Publicity
    • Items to sell: plants, raised beds, birdhouses
    • Room and equipment setup (5:00-6:00 pm) Chairs, tables, floor pads, audio-video equipment, literature.
    • Pre-event dinner (6:00-6:45 pm)
    • Schedule (e.g., 7:15 announcements & intro, 7:20 interview, 8:20 Q&A, 8:55 pass the hat, thank you & next event announcement...)
    • Status of event introduction by Peter
  • New media spokesperson (Cassandra)
  • Aquis Cafe speaker (Jim)
  • GMO News
     
PROPOSED AGENDA ITEMS
  1.  March Against Monsanto - May 23
  1. Bilingual GMO Teach-in - Nov xx
  • Website translation
  • Date/Time
  • Location
  • Co-sponsor(s) from bilingual community
  • Bilingual emcee
  • Bilingual urban gardening/urban farming resource
  • Film ('Biodiversity Without GMO Crops' (35 mins)
  1. Discuss Other Teach-in Ideas
     

  2. Discuss Future Plans for the GMO Campaign

Click here for Notes from our last (November) Meeting

Next GMO Campaign Meeting: Monday, April 27 at 7PM


It would take 5% of US consumers asking for GMO-free to be the tipping point.
Monsanto's stock is declining. A clear sign of this occurred when the president of Whole Foods confessed that when a product becomes verified as Non-GMO or GMO-free, sales leap by 15-30 percent. Of all the categories of health and wellness claims, such as “gluten-free,” etc, “GMO-free” products have the most rapid growth in sales.

We can win this! Together we can stop GMOs.

Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.
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Agenda Updated: 
03/20/2015 - 5:45pm

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