Saturday, September 17, 2011

Meeting Recap 9/13/11

The meeting began with this video:

Mark Bingham was a gay man on flight 93 on 9/11 and helped lead a charge against the hijackers and prevented the plane from reaching its intended destination.

Name, major, year, and which famous person you'd like to have dinner with. 
Highlights included:
Group Work:

As part of our awareness campaign we have broken up the work into 4 groups covering different areas of action.

Demonstrations Group:
Direct Action workm so they focus on sit-ins, sleep-ins, die-ins, rallies, protests, etc.

Our first action of a "Campaign Kickoff Celebration" will be on Sept. 26th!
  • We decided to hold a carnival event from 11-3pm at Gregory Plaza
  • The goal would be to kick off our awareness campaign
  • We would try to get tons of random people to attend
  • We would like 3 tables with:
    • Ally face paint 
    • Ally pictures booth
    • Fliers on both StandOut and other queer orgs 
  • We would additionally like music and will be looking to the MEC for speakers, possibly working with QPOCA
  • We need to develop a way for people to sign up for times
Advertising Group:
Makes flyers, covert chalk operations, other means of advertising

We discussed the most effective methods of advertising on and around campus. Ideas included:
  • Posting fliers weekly on kiosks
  • Having the "Ally" colored signs or something similar for us to distribute online and at events so that people can post it on their dorm windows or doors 
  • We want to get approval from as many stores on the drag as we can to allow us to post our campaign fliers in their windows
  • We will begin flyering immediately after the "Campaign Kickoff Celebration" that the demonstration group is organizing
Video Group:
Working on filming different people about queer issues in a variety of contexts.

The date we are going to film our first video is now Friday, September 23rd from 12-5 in the afternoon!
  • We decided that we are going to have a second video asking people to define what it means for them to be an ally or queer individuals, and ask them for their defining moments in either respect
  • We would like to film around three during coming out week and post them to the StandOut Youtube page and ask for submissions which we can put all together as a coming out as an ally or queer individual video series
Web Group:
Sets up the website to coordinate all the action and getting people to visit the site.

The Web group started their project this meeting with everyone making their own Ally Sign!
  • Our first project is to create a stop-motion video of people holding an Ally sign
  • We also discussed future plans for how to get more people to make one
  • We were small this meeting, come join us!

The meeting ended with everyone participating in the Web Groups project and making an Ally sign and taking a picture.

Torsten Knabe - Secretary
Ashley Hall - Co-Director

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