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AGENDA: EASJ Business Meeting April 25, 2018

AGENDA: EASJ Business Meeting   April 25, 2018

 

Next EASJ CEN Community Conversation, Thursday, May 17(9-10 am PST) & Business Meeting(10-11 am PST), the 3rd Thursday of the month,

Next semi-monthly EASJ Business Meeting – Wednesday, May 23, 4th Wednesday of the month, 9-10 am PST

All meetings are via ZOOM

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. May 17 - COMMUNITY CONVERSATION TOPIC – need topic and facilitator: discussion of timeliness of Poor Peoples Campaign ( probably 1 of 3 major annual initiatives of CEN), the desire to move from educating ourselves to activating ourselves, Is Capitalism sustainable? , inequalities, Elders in community dealing with the separation falsehood, Eldering-what we can do, Identity politics as Elders, Elders in Action, reality of activism best in fusion coalitions now. Lynne may consider creating a video introduction to PPC as an intro to our May meeting, or using some of their videos- PPC as a public moral conversation (not private)- we will continue the discussion on Wed April 25.

 

OUTREACH

 

1-Elders in Right Relationship with Today's World Workshop -- CEN’s Western regional gathering and workshop -- Saturday 9/15/18 – See listing on website.

  • EASJ Sept 15 team is Molly A, Molly B, Drew, Mike Abkin-have met to plan morning program(see below). Have applied to be an Affiliate Program with the Global Summit Sept 12-14. Molly working with broader local committee on logistics and promotion.
  • What other organizations might collaborate with us?
    • Molly emailed to Women's Earth & Climate Action Network-gone until mid-May. They are holding an event on Sept 11: http://www.consciouselders.org/mollyarthur/women_leading_solutions_on_frontlines_of_climate_change_sf_bay
    • Run4Salmon – 9/15 and 16 - Molly will bring up to EASJ Sept 15 team at next meeting,

 

2- Elders in Right Relationship with Today's World EASJ Stage 2 Course, 2-4 (2hr) sessions (after CEN Foundations Course)recommended for all EASJ members ( and white US inhabitants). Molly A and Molly B will develop. Probably offer in the summer, will use our past EASJ meetings as basis of content.

 

3- Follow up on outreach to other organizations:

  • See new EASJ website page- Molly A made- includes all our Resolutions and Letters of Support, http://www.consciouselders.org/easj_team
  • We are co-sponsoring a May 14 event with 350.org approved by Lynne and Molly A, no cost, will have 5-10 free tickets, Bill McKibben speaking: Who wants to go- I have a promise of 10 free tickets- need commitment to put ticket under your name - RSVP to Molly

      http://www.consciouselders.org/may_14th_real_climate_leadership_panel_discussion

  • See new calendar: http://www.consciouselders.org/events_of_organizations_supported_by_elder_activists_social_justice_team Anyone can submit an event easily here, please use this, button says Host your own event on lower left. Molly has put in May 2 Elders Fair in Oakland for Barry- where Just Elders will be tabling. http://www.consciouselders.org/mollyarthur/older_americans_month_2018_engage_at_every_age
  • Lynne report in on PPC plans and our possible participation. Drew will report back on Bay Area meeting April 21- he is our point person for Bay Area relationship with PPC
  • Drew has volunteered to call local Bay Area CEN list to survey their interests and networks etc.
  • Any others to report in on other Resolutions/Letters of Support-

                  Gwich'in,  John is point person

                  March for our Lives-Youth-who is point person?

                  Juliana Lawsuit- kids suit against government on climate change- Drew is point person. See the                   next meeting of Elders Climate Action has a plaintiff from the lawsuit joining them.

                  Just Elders- Barry is point person and will propose official aligned relationship

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION &ONGOING BUSINESS:

  1. Report in - - Drew Sproul's conversation with Nathan, young man who is part of the Kids lawsuit against government for climate change April 1st – and ask what is the best way that we – EASJ – can support him & his group. We can post the video on our website and on facebook. Drew talked to him, was referred to another person involved with the suit- he will ask what support they may want, and write a proposal for EASJ to consider ( including a Resolution of support?).
  2. June 23rd – EASJ participating in Poor Peoples Campaign in Washington DC-please sign up for their updates. Lynne is our point person on East Coast, Drew is point person on West Coast.

      New CEN webpage is: http://www.consciouselders.org/poor_peoples_campaign

  1. New name for CEN has been put off. A strategic plan and approach for fundraising is being developed.
  2. Spring Issue of CEN’s TURNING POINT Journal will focus on — SOCIAL JUSTICE MATTERS!  Opening Hearts & Minds In Turbulent Times- John I is in communication with Joseph Jastrab. Molly B encouraged to submit her work.
  3. Planning for webinar – Moral Voice of an Elder – Lynne, Pat, Molly, Molly… Put on hold

 

REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS

  1. Update of Website pages- any input?
  2. Molly A will be working on the emails to promote our efforts. Can have regional emails- Bay Area etc.
  3. Drew has resources on capitalism, can share with Barry S.
  4. Drew will report back about the PPC meeting April at our April 25 meeting
  5. To catch up with group- Barry talked to Molly and about website and tech possibilities. He plans on talking each to John I , Lynne and Drew. And creating a proposal for us to be in alignment with Just Elders Bay Area

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS-events or other things of possible interest

     

Next Business Mtg Wednesday, May 17, 10-11 am PST

 

NOTES: EASJ Business Meeting        April 25, 2018

Attendees: Molly B, Molly A , Drew Sproul, Lynne Iser

 

Next EASJ CEN Community Conversation, Thursday, May 17(9-10 am PST) & Business Meeting(10-11 am PST), the 3rd Thursday of the month,

Next semi-monthly EASJ Business Meeting – Wednesday, May 23, 4th Wednesday of the month, 9-10 am PST.  All meetings are via ZOOM

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

May 17  - COMMUNITY CONVERSATION TOPIC – An Elders Open-Hearted Response to A National Call for a  Moral Revival to Save Our Country's Soul

Our MAY EASJ COMMUNITY CONVERSATION will look at the root causes of systemic poverty, militarism and racism; and the opportunities of the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign to address these issues.  

We will ask the questions,

  • “How does poverty affect each of us?  
  • “What breaks your heart about the effects of poverty, racism and militarism within your community?”

Discussion: have presentations on topics- videos etc, and then small groups with questions, have some resources outlined- more optional so attendees do not feel unprepared.

 

OUTREACH

 

1- Follow up on outreach to other organizations:

  • We are co-sponsoring a May 14 event with 350.org approved by Lynne and Molly A, no cost, will have 5-10 free tickets, Bill McKibben speaking: Who wants to go?- I have a promise of 10 free tickets- need commitment to put ticket under your name - RSVP to Molly

      http://www.consciouselders.org/may_14th_real_climate_leadership_panel_discussion

  • Lynne reported in on PPC plans and we will use May and June CCC to cover their events and our participation. Drew reported back on Bay Area meeting April 21- he is our point person for Bay Area relationship with PPC.
  • Drew has volunteered to call local Bay Area CEN list to survey their interests and networks etc.
  • Resolutions/Letters of Support-
    1. March for our Lives-Youth-who is point person?
    2. Juliana Lawsuit- kids suit against government on climate change- Drew is point person.
    3. Just Elders- Barry is point person and proposed official aligned relationship- they will                   consider this at their May 22 meeting.
    4. PPC - - Drew Sproul has reached out to People involved in Juliana suit asking what support they may want, and will write a proposal for EASJ to consider ( including a Resolution of support?).
  1. Elders in Right Relationship with Today's World EASJ Stage 2 Course, 2-4 (2hr) sessions (after CEN Foundations Course)recommended for all EASJ members ( and white US inhabitants). Molly A and Molly B will develop. Probably offer in July/Aug, will use our past EASJ meetings as basis of content.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION & ONGOING BUSINESS:

 

1-Elders in Right Relationship with Today's World Workshop -- CEN’s Western regional gathering and workshop -- Saturday 9/15/18 – See listing on website.

  • EASJ Sept 15 team is Molly A, Molly B, Drew, Mike Abkin-have met to plan morning program, Molly B has created an outline. Have applied to be an Affiliate Program with the Global Summit Sept 12-14. Molly working with CEN local committee on logistics and promotion and with a sub-committee on Administration of the day.
  • What other organizations might collaborate with us?
    • Run4Salmon – 9/15 and 16 - Molly will bring up to EASJ Sept 15 team at next meeting,

3-June 23rd – EASJ participating in Poor Peoples Campaign in Washington DC-please sign up for their updates. Lynne is our point person on East Coast, Drew is point person on West Coast.

      New CEN webpage is: http://www.consciouselders.org/poor_peoples_campaign

4-Spring Issue of CEN’s TURNING POINT Journal will focus on  — SOCIAL JUSTICE MATTERS!  Opening Hearts & Minds In Turbulent Times- John I is in communication with Joseph Jastrab. Molly B encouraged to submit her work.

 

REVIEW OF ACTION ITEMS

  1. Molly A will be working on the emails to promote our efforts. And follow up to see what printed materials we can get to promote CEN to hand out in our outreach efforts.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS-events or other things of possible interest

     

Next Business Mtg Wednesday, May 17, 10-11 am PST

 

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