SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
Monday, September 12, 2011 – 7:00 PM
Tonight's Facilitator: TBD
Note taker for this evening's meeting will be ________________
Next regular SDCPJ meeting: Monday, September 26 (to be confirmed).
Accept Minutes from Aug. 22 meeting (may be provided at the meeting)
New Business/Report Backs/Updates/Discussion Items
-- Review (brief): Sept. 11 antiwar 9/11 event in Balboa Park
-- PLANNING FOR OCTOBER 15 SAN DIEGO ACTION
Break Outs (as needed)
SDCPJ DECISION-MAKING PROCESS:
As a coalition, the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice is comprised of people from a wide variety of social, political, ideological, and cultural backgrounds. In order to come to decisions that encompass the diversity of opinions in our group, we work with a modified consensus model. At times, the process can feel tedious. It is up to each of us to minimize tediousness by avoiding repetition of points already voiced and recognizing that consensus does not necessarily mean that we discuss everything until everyone present agrees on every detail. The facilitator may wrap up a topic about which there are differences simply by asking if the group can accept a dominant position, even though some people still disagree. The goal of consensus is to come to decisions with which everyone is comfortable. This allows us to maintain as broad a base as possible and to not alienate any of our members.
Just back from a planning meeting for 10/15 called by Education for All.
There were about 20 people at the meeting, including several from SDCPJ (Gabe, Josh, Hilary, Nikolai, me). About half ot the attendees were students from City College - others from SDSU, UCSD, Cuyamaca.
We decided to organize an event around the slogans of "Stop the Cuts - End the Wars - Tax the Rich". Of course, we are free to add addtional demands in our own name.
Gabe brought 1000 SDCPJ fliers for 10/15, and we handed out most of them for people to redistribute.
So far no specfics for the event itself. This should be discussed at the next planning meeting, which will be on Saturday, Sept 17, 12 noon, at City College lawn, Park Blvd and B Street. We decided to try to spread the word as widely as possilbe this week, to build for the planning meeting on 9/17.
This should be an important meeting. In addtion to deciding on the nature of the event itself, we will make plans for outreach and media. I hope this will be on the agenda for the next SDCPJ meeting on 9/12.
I will not be at either the 9/12 or 9/17 meeting, since I will be out of town 9/11 - 9/17 (going hiking over Bishop Pass in the Sierras with my daughter).