NYC Collective April 2007 Meeting Minutes

Sunday, April 29
New York City AIDS Housing Network office, Brooklyn

In attendance: Jonny, Becca, Melissa, Jenna, John, Emily, Dena, Gretchen, Judy, Laura

  1. Melissa gave an update on RadRef plans for the US Social Forum. She is still interested in going, but emails to other people in the group who have expressed interest have gone unanswered. Susie, a librarian from Boston, is interested in setting up a 'reference desk'-style station at the media center. John suggested doing an outreach effort asking activists "What can Radical Reference do for you?" It was suggested that participants hand out flyers pointing people to a survey on the website. Melissa is planning to go and urges other RadReffers to contact her to firm up planning.

  • John Tarleton from The Indypendent seeks RadRef help in fact-checking a special issue about climate change due out in June. Melissa has sent the document to the list and gotten no feedback. She will re-send, and urges members to do what they can. The new Bloomberg climate change planning document may help in this regard. The full text can be found here.
  • Jenna reported that we sold all but four of the t-shirts at the Anarchist Book Fair. They were designed and printed by Lia in San Diego, and sold for $8 each. If others are willing to go to thrift stores to get t-shirts, Jenna can facilitate local screenprinting at ABC No Rio. Johnny volunteered to go t-shirt shopping.
  • Notes taken by Emily. E-mail nyc at radicalreference dot info with corrections.