18 December Network Meeting
The next UK-wide Traveller Solidarity Network meeting is on Sunday the 18th December, from 10am – 5.30pm.
Location: Brunei Gallery At SOAS 10 Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom (click the link for a map)
The rough outline of the agenda for the day is:
10am PEOPLE ARRIVE
10.15am RECAP FROM LAST MEETING (Need to get someone to do this)
10.20am UPDATES FROM WORKING GROUPS AND LOCAL GROUPS
10.50am LOCALISM BILL and the current political situation/shout outs
11am POLITICAL STRATEGY
-What niche are we filling that isn’t being done right now?
-What are our long term aims and goals of the network?
-How do we want to maintain or introduce a radical voice into the issue of Travellers Solidarity
11.50am 10 MIN BREAK
12 PROCESS I- ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
-10 min (maybe longer if we have an hour?) open chat/ brainstorm about process problems we think we have
-Discussion of the problems that we have identified:
email/ internet heavy organising
Accesibility in working groups
-Maybe moving onto proposals/solutions if we have time
2pm “MEATY” BUSINESS
-Working Group Proposals- Finance and dissolving Land Group and any others raised so far
2.30pm PROCESS II- PROPOSALS AND MOVING FORWARD
- guidelines for working groups to address process issues previously outlined
-more proposals (from working groups)
3.15pm EMAIL LISTS info-share
-trying to prioritise as a network in order to guide working group work, develop a few more details overall strategy we discussed at 11am
4.15pm OUTREACH WORKING GROUP speaking to the whole group- HOW DO WE BUILD THE NETWORK
4.45pm WORKING GROUP TIME
-Maybe should be pretty flexible in terms of what comes out of strategising, process and prioritising? Keep the groups the opportunity to take it on board?
-Maybe split the time up and have two sessions of working group time?
A collection of proposals submitted will be available at http://travellersolidarity.org/18-december-network-meeting shortly
There will be refreshments but biscuits will only be put out from 10am- 10:10 so arrive on time!! Unfortunately we can’t provide lunch so please bring your own If you need somewhere to crash in London please email email@example.com there will be plently of space for everyone.
And most importantly please SPREAD THE WORD about this – it’s a great chance to widen the reach of TSN.