June 2016 Committee Reports
RSF Social Finance’s Reimagine Money Blog: Democratic Finance for Affordable Space in NYC
Hello REIC People!
Read below for the full June 2016 reports from the NYC REIC’s various working committees.
Scoping Workgroup Update
The Scoping Workgroup is developing a set of criteria for projects that the NYC REIC wants to collaborate with local organizers to fund. The general goals for this document are three: (1) clearly communicate an intention for the kinds of projects the REIC wants to work with / support,
(2) communicate why certain projects should be supported, and (3) allow NYC REIC to say NO to some potential investment projects so that we can confidently
April 8 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: All-member meeting on Thursday, April 28! NYCREIC’s 1-Year Anniversary!
Read the full post on the RSF Social Finance’s Reimagine Money Blog HERE.
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March 4, 2016 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: Meetings Coming Up 3/7, 3/29, & 4/28
Hello REIC Members!
It’s our quarterly All-Member Meeting, and our first birthday!
Our next All-Member Meeting will be held Thursday, April 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village. At this meeting, we will be hearing report-backs from our democratically-elected Steering Committee and from our four current workgroups (WGs), as we enter the second quarter of the year. We will also hear from the Community Economic Development Clinic of Fordham Law School, which is generously providing pro bono assistance to navigate challenging legal questions around incorporating and investing together. We will also hear about new committees in
MEET THE STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATES AND VOTE!
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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:
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)