Hundreds gathered on Worcester Common today for a general assembly of “Occupy Worcester.”
After discussing consensus process, we used that process (love how meta this stuff gets) to decide to break into small groups, talk about why we were there, and then report on the consensus of each small group to the group as a whole.
As the small groups assembled, I counted 190 participants.
Update: Another general assembly 5pm Monday (tomorrow) on the Common. Likely will have a more active event Saturday.
We are gathering for a second time [Monday, October 10] on the commons to exchange ideas and discuss the responsibilities of each working group. People may gather anytime after 12PM for discussion, but the actual assembly begins at 5PM. Today was a great success, please join us tomorrow as the second day of Occupy Worcester commences.
Below is video of the first hour of the “large group” part of the general assembly, in case you’re curious about that sort of thing.