Occupy Oakland Media Team Meeting Notes 10/27/11

Categories: Announcements, Reflections

Next meeting: Friday, 10/28 at 6pm, steps of building near amphitheater, Oscar Grant Plaza


Link police brutality to the concerns of the 99%
Don’t preach to the choir
We can move forward on the press release with consensed upon proposal and time
Clarify political points later
What’s our ask
What do we want post-strike
We’re not empowered to figure out messaging and frames
We only have the language of the accepted proposal and time
We need to have a press release for the strike and a press conference beforehand
We are not the speakers
We do need a media email address and phone number
We have four roles:
1) Compile media list and blast out press release
2) Draft press release and talking points
3) Press contact on press release
4) Logistics of press conference (space rental, confirm speakers, etc.)
Let’s take one night to think about what roles we want to play; one person shouldn’t dominate a role
First send out the media advisory tomorrow morning
Setup occupyoaklandmedia gmail account that forwards to everyone
Barbara Jean will setup an online workspace
Alima and Zoe will draft a media advisory to send out tomorrow morning
Next meeting: Friday, 10/28 at 6pm, steps of building near amphitheater, Oscar Grant Plaza
Decisions still to be made: When do we have a press conference and roles

Draft Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Occupy Oakland Media Outreach
October 28th, 2011         at: occupyoaklandmediaoutreach@gmail.com

Occupy Oakland Calls for General Strike on November 2nd, 2011

Oakland, CA October 26th, 2011– After reclaiming Oscar Grant Plaza, officially known as Frank Ogawa Plaza, the General Assembly came to 96.9% consensus to hold a General Strike in Oakland on November 2nd, 2011.

The proposal calls for a widespread general strike and student walk-out across Oakland. People are asked to “organize out of their neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, affinity groups, workplaces and families,” to take part in the strike in whatever ways they decide. There will be three different times for people to assemble and strike, as well as to attend after traditional work hours in support of the strike.

The last general strike in Oakland was in 1946; the global movement for economic equality needs to grow. Occupy Oakland is sending the message that mass mobilization is necessary in a time of financial crisis.

Who: Citizens of Oakland and all of the 99%
What: A General Strike
When: November 2nd, 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Where: Downtown Oakland

All Media are invited to participate and attend the various events of the day. For more information on Occupy Oakland, visit occupyoakland.org

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