Plan for the 2015 Membership Meeting

The MF/PL membership is in session from Monday, October 19 to Friday, November 13, 2015.

There is a pre-meeting orientation and training day on Friday, November 6, and a full day face-to-face meeting day on Saturday November 7th.

Event Info and registration page:

Planning Timeline

September - October

Meeting organizers begin mobilization of 50 "key members" from a list we form while scrupulously maintaining the entire membership informed and keying any members we encounter who we think should be on that list. These are the people we know will come to the face to face and participate in the full meeting session for political reasons.

We will divide this group by sector and invite them as a sector, with lagnuage specifically tailored to their sector.

We will use our CiviCRM database to track all recruitment and RSVPs.

Monday, October 19

Official Opening of the Membership meeting period

  • Submission of final documents to the membership by the LC (based on changes from the workers assembly)
  • LC nominations now open

Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Pre-meeting Training and workshops day

Held in NYC, Mexico City and online.

Members are invited to a series of workshops to orient themselves to May First/People Link, learn how to use the control panel, learn how to be more secure in your everyday Internet use, and find out why they should come to the membership meeting.

Registration will allow members to choose to attend in person in NY, in person in Mexico City or via web conference. Depending on registration numbers, we may cancel in person venues with fewer than 5 registrants.

Schedule. All times are America/New_York. Mexico City is one hour earlier.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Member orientation. This session will cover the basics of May First/People Link, starting with our mission and vision of the Internet, and including concrete tasks like how to use the Members Control panel, how to check your email and how to ask for support.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: 5 steps to increase your privacy. Learn about tools to increase your privacy in your organizing work, including collaborative editing tools, sharing documents using ownCloud.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Undestanding the denial of service attack and how we defended ourselves. Over the summer, the we were hit with a massive denial of service attack targetting reproductive justice groups. Learn about what happened and how we defended ourselves and what we can do to build a stronger movement.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: The US Social Forum, Media Action Grassroots Netork, Allied Media Conference and more: Learn about our work in the movement and bring ideas to shape 2015 and 2016.

Saturday, Nov 7, 2015

Face to face meeting and membership convergence

In person in NYC and Mexico City, DF

Key Note and Panel

All times are America/New_York. Mexico City is one hour earlier.

[Including proposed speakers]

10:00 - 10:30 am

Welcome and Key Note: One person in Mexico and one in the US will provide a key-note, live, via video conference and simultaneous interpretation. US speaker: Malkia Cyril.

10:30 am - 12:-00 pm

Special presentation panel: The panels will be held separately in the US and Mexico. In the US, proposed panelists: Steve Renderos, Joe Torres, Lenina Nadal, Thenjiwe McHarris, Laura Flanders

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 3:00 pm


Four Mesas, each on "key areas of struggle," to happen separately in the US and Mexico. In the US, these might be (with proposed facilitators):

  • Human and People's Rights and Democracy - Catherine Albiza
  • Relations with the Earth and Non-Human Life, Alternative Living and Climate Justice - Jacqui Paterson
  • Human Communications, Technology and Art - Bryan from MMP
  • International Relationships and Movements - Jackie Smith, (Burke Stansbury, Marcus Gretsch)

These mesas must produce a very small number of concise "priorities" for the LC to work on.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wrap Up

New York and Mexico jointly, via video presentation: Presentation of the mesa proposals and approval by the Membership.

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Presentation and Approval of documents

Final presentation and approval of the published documents.

November 7 - Friday, November 13

Leadership Committee election tally and announcement of new LC.

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