March 4, 2016 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: Meetings Coming Up 3/7, 3/29, & 4/28
MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATES AND VOTE!
Meeting details are first in this message. Scroll down for key updates.
We will be holding a Spring 2016 All-Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, March 7th, 6:30-9pm, at Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center, 11th floor, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (click for map)
If you have been part of a Workgroup, or if you would like to play an active role in the REIC and possibly join a Workgroup, please come. We will be transforming some of our workgroups, creating new ones as needed, and also setting up some committees.
Please also join us if you are interested
Next Governance Meeting: Monday, December 14th, 6:30pm
Hello REIC Members!
Our next All-Member Meeting will be held Thursday, January 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan (see below for directions). At this meeting, we will be hearing report-backs from working groups, and holding elections for our Steering Committee!
Steering Committee Elections
There are 10 candidates who accepted their nominations to run for the Steering Committee. On Thursday, REIC members will vote for up to 7 candidates, and the 7 names with the most votes will be elected.
Click here to download or view the names and bios of the candidates, or watch
LISTEN: A talk from Seth Leon of ACCA (Alberta Community & Cooperative Association)
Hello members of the NYC REIC!
This is Eliza, Sam and Todd, reporting from the Governance working group. We are a relatively new working group (formed at an all working group meeting this past October) that has been charged with formulating a democratic governance structure and bylaws for the REIC. We held an open meeting on November 18th, where we laid out a proposal for electing a Steering Committee in January and developing a charter that would outline the rights and responsibilities this Steering Committee would have.
We have drafted a list of these rights and responsibilities and now we
Great Films to Watch Re: A Right To The City
You can listen to Seth Leon’s presentation on cooperatives, the ACCA’s work in Alberta, and how that might apply to our work in NYC.
Download the audio here:
BIG NEWS: We’re Electing a Steering Committee and More…
Here are some great films to watch (maybe in a series this winter / spring for REIC members) to think through past and current struggles for a right to the city:
Creativity and the Capitalist City (NL) https://vimeo.com/49254956
Si Se Puede (Spain)
The Strategy of the Snail (Columbia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TN8C_Z6TOg
It Took 50 (NYC nearly done)
My Brooklyn (NYC)
Right to Wynwood (FL)
ICYMI: Our October Newsletter Updated: November 27, 2015
We’re electing a Steering Committee on January 28th! Read on to find out about upcoming steps in the process, and save the date of January 14th to meet the candidates!
Dear NYC REIC Members,
We’ve had a busy month with lots of updates to share. Read on for news about our upcoming steering committee elections, our charter, and much more!
Recent Events – Past Meetings
On November 18th, REIC met at Judson Memorial Church to talk about where we would like to be as an organization and how we’d like to get there.
Right now we’re an unincorporated group
The Arts and Media Workgroup Meeting: Skill-sharing
Recent Events – Past Meetings
We held our second NYC REIC All-Member Meeting on September 28! We gathered at Middle Collegiate Church to hear impressive report backs from our summer workgroups. (see more below)
Before that, we had an All Workgroup Meeting on September 21 at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint. We prepared for the All-Member Meeting, discussed more lateral cooperation between workgroups, and made time for some social interaction.
The Public Buildings Inventory Group met on September 22 at the New York Camera Club on Baxter St. in Chinatown to prepare for the All-Member Meeting.
SAVE the DATES!
The Arts and Media workgroup met today and made a shared document that details the skills of each of the members of our group. This skill-sharing document can be a template or model for other workgroups to use to track the potential contributions of their team members.