Meetings/2017-10-07

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This meeting happened at GRIP-Concordia. The notes are below:

ACTION ITEMS

Communications

  • VAL Get access to the website and put up the call for organizers
  • CLEVE follow up email to anticapalista (clac) about the next meeting. notes from this meeting + email lists, also translated to spanish, followup
  • INFY graphics -- try to make a poster for organizing request. One in english, one in french.
  • FRANCIS UQAM gradstudent list will email, can poster UQAM if in french, has friend who can flyer univeristy montreal
  • MICAH mcgill list, can poster mcgill
  • CLEVE concordia

Date of conference

  • (done) IFNY/VAL check in with naasn discussion list about date
  • FRANCIS email the bookfair collective that we have set a date

Call for presentations

  • VAL start a discussion of call for presentation on email list, try to finalize (with translations) before November meeting

Next meeting

  • VAL email montreal comrades on November 1st reminding them to confirm QPIRG space?

Introduction to meeting/agenda

  • This is a meeting about NAASN. The north american anarchist studies network conference, which is a small, informal conference organized by the north american anarchist studies network.
  • We hope to have the conference in Montreal in 2018!
  • The agenda of this meeting:
  • Introduce ourselves
  • I'll give a brief introduction to NAASN conferences
  • We'll figure out the first, concrete steps for organizing

Introduction of people

yourself/pronouns/languages/experience with naasn or briefly why you are interested

informal, no notes taken

Introduction of NAASN

  • IFNY introduction to/description of NAASN
  • Call for papers: http://naasn.org/2017en
  • Work to be done - brainstorm for section just below

Discussion topics

Communications

  • Sign up for NAASN discussion email list, if you'd like: http://naasn.org/
  • 2018 organizing list: naasn2018@lists.riseup.net
    • There will be simply one discussion list for anyone involved in planning the conference - the one listed above
  • Getting people on organizing list who are interested, but not present
  • what to expect from NAASN comrades/alumns
TODO
After meeting, get everyone on list
TODO
After meeting, set the privacy settings of the list
TODO
VAL get people who could not come to meeting on list

Date of conference?

  • Great Transition, 17-20 May: https://thegreattransition.net/
  • NAISA May 18-20 (in LA)
  • Anarchist theatre festival May 23-25
  • Anarchist Bookfair, potentially two weeks before g7 -- May 25-27. possibility of the date being changed more towards the begining of the month: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/
  • G7 June 8-9, 2018
  • beginning of may is not great for NAASN because of academic reasons
  • Date for NAASN should then be: june 1st through 3rd 2018

Call for presentations

  • based on the CFP that's already been sent for previous conferences
  • we should have CFP finalized before next meeting, then publicize after that
  • English/Spanish/French translation
  • Deadline
    • End of January Submit Deadline -- End of February for response

The following topics were only briefly discussed do to time, will be picked up next meeting:

  • Inclusivity across borders
    • streaming talks?
    • accessibility. We will make sure the conference is wheel chair accessible
  • Inclusivity accross languages
    • If we no how to do something in montreal, its translations
    • spanish
    • english
    • french
    • ASL & LSQ
  • Acknowledgement/Permission from Indigenous people (esp Kahnawake Mohawk)
  • Location of the conference
    • potential UQAM or concordia - get classrooms, kitchens. first week of june the campus is empty
    • logistics
    • food
    • tabling

Next meeting date

nov. 18th 15:00 at QPIRG-Concordia

  • Remote spanish comrades?

Call for organizers

  • Recherche d’organisateurs-trices:
 la Conférence annuelle du Réseau nord-américain des
 études anarchistes (NAASN) se tiendra à Montréal du 1er au 3 juin
 2018. Les cheurcheuses et chercheurs et les militantes et militants
 convergeront ici pour les tables rondes, les presentations et les
 ateliers. Nous comptons sur des volontaires pour y arriver, pouvez-vous
 nous aider?
 Ecrivez un Courriel a naasn2018@riseup.net pour participer ou visitez
 http://naasn.org
 HEADING will be this, is it ok?: ATTENTION organisateurs-trices/organisers
  • Call for organisers:
 The North American Anarchist Studies Network
 (NAASN) is coming to Montreal June 1-3, 2018 for our annual conference.
 Scholars & activists will converge here for panels, talks and workshops.
 We rely on local organisers to make it happen -- can you help?
 Email naasn2018@riseup.net to get involved, or visit naasn.org