07
Apr
08

Meeting this Wednesday, April 9th at 7 PM

Wednesday, April 9th at 7 PM in the Strand Union Building on the MSU Campus

Look for us in the cafeteria near the northwest side of the 2nd floor!

As many of you may be aware, the count of buffalo slaughtered by the DoL and NPS is now over 1400. This is more than 300 animals from when we last met two weeks ago! While the relentless slaughter continues, there are forces of opposition converging. Our initial meeting allowed us to get to know each other, and we know we aren’t alone in our shock and disbelief. Let’s channel that energy into some concrete ideas about how we can raise awareness and make our voices heard.

While the buffalo bring us together, we also have much to learn from each other, and each one of us has something unique to contribute to the group. To prevent a power imbalance and to allow for everyone to contribute their ideas equally, we will initially work in a consensus-based decision making process that allows us all to give input into the actions we decide to take. In addition to strategies to create awareness or contribute to efforts in stopping the bison slaughter, please take the time to think of the changes you would like to see in our community. There are many folks in the valley volunteering for a lot of great causes. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, but what will make our group unique is the way in which we make decisions democratically. No presidents or officers will be elected, and we will not be governed by a board. It is up to each one of us to make this work!

If you haven’t done so already, sign up on the listserv by sending an email to bab-announce-subscribe@lists.riseup.net .

Please come prepared to speak to the following issues:
– what effective actions we can take to stop the slaughter
– what kinds of environmental or social justice issues need to be addressed by our group
– what kinds of creative events can we participate in to get our message across
– events taking place that would be of interest to the group
– ideas for the name of our group

We hope to see you all Wednesday!

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