Council Present: Tim, Nathan G, Sarah (shadow), Brooks (shadow), David Hoffman, Diane.
Council Absent: Big John, Russel, Karla
Villagers: Jain, Adrian, David Oaks, Bob Fennesy

David Oaks announcement.

See message at the bottom of this email. We can all help 100% in Mad Pride, email madprideworld@gmail.com if interested with your Video ‘what mad pride means to you’, by Oct 10, a “bed push” to dramatize psychiatric survivor rights….A “bed push” is kinda like John and Yoko doing their “bed in” to protest war, only Mad Pride is protesting forced drugging of mental health patients.

Fair debrief
Tim:  2000 watchers on our website that week, minimal live workshop participation, lotsa good feedback, people watched who live so far away. The Village Connectory – with all our nonprofit’s info – was downloaded 18 times.
Jain loved ‘Lego Village’ video best. The screen engaged only 2 of our senses. One other stage show got her on her feet. Really appreciated all the effort and acts that she got to see because she wasn’t laying around in the Village all day…
Adrian: 1191 OCF hours, all but 2 states watched. Lotsa good feedback. Got to know more of us in a great way working together… Ready to help again. Ingrid helped a lot with curating acts, and Bob Fennesy helped as well and so did WOW Hall who staged the hosts and two live acts as volunteers – happy guys. Workshop scheduling was kinda understaffed. With more attention we will do better.
Sarah: Wanted to be more involved – but bought a new house. The stream was awesome, hosts were great. 3D thing didn’t work for her. Wants to plan both routes (virtual and onsite) for next year, wants to help then.
Nathan: Got a chance to learn more about booth mates, was proud of the booth and village for what we/they did. Maybe with more time, organization may help with workshop participation. Can help again.
David Oaks: looking ahead to 2021, liked live acts best, liked how we switched between them, do that next year – maybe include some of these Bed Push videos.
Brooks: Day was amazing, uplifting. Appreciate Adrian n Tim. Thanks again for BLM statement, making space for Black artists in our schedule. OCF stream diversity on Sunday and last minute stuff was very “Fair”. In for next year, go both directions.
Hoffman: Had trouble doing 3D. Visited a little. Surprised at the high attendance.
Diane: Went camping that weekend. Not into the gaming world. Glad it happened. Not able to contribute, but camping was fun!
Bob: Hope we don’t have to do it that way again. Misses holding hands. Glad he could help.

Possibilities for 2021

….do we plan for an onsite Fair, another virtual Fair, or something in between….do we beef up our Village capacity to do another virtual Fair by doing training or developing a virtual planning committee or crew….

Best to prepare for all possibilities. Pull in teen and youth members to help with tech, their strength. Create a virtual crew committee. Jane agrees we will have to do it, should start early.
Thinking there will be 2 parts of Fair in 2021. Hard to predict one or the other, gotta be ready for everything. The new Committee should begin in January. Adrian will need more help next year, worked too hard this time, too many jobs. People could still connect, saw aspects of the Fair they couldn’t normally do, lived too far away. We learned too much to not do it again in some way, virtual and actual. Committee will do some of that. Probably the OCF will do 2 aspects as well. Proof of concept that we achieved will inspire next year’s better show!

Idea: Record acts on OCF stages before Fair time to broadcast during Fair weekend to get a more ‘Fair’ feel for 2021 Fair if still under quarentine.

Adrian and others have been thinking of doing a virtual benefit for CV activists. Maybe Get Out the Vote (too late!) Holiday time to feature donation opportunities, Half Way to Fair party in January, Pandemic Anniversary Party in March!! Don’t wanna burn out goodwill asking for too many free artist shows. An OCF diversity fundraiser may be coming, we might be able to be part of that. Get out the vote is important, kinda too late? It could benefit non-profits. Benefit is how to ask musicians to participate. Leverage media content of recorded Fair footage to support causes

In 3D fair you could interact with others. Got PC Gamer mag attention, did an article on front page. Adrian has lotsa ideas, need to get the eyeballs (audience) to be worthwhile.
David: virtual he couldn’t, ended up in a combat game. Wish the Avatar was less difficult. Wants a video of actual path with Fair public wandering. Footage should be around somewhere… The team is working on that…Diane can help…
Diane: Paxton and Peter have a lot of video. Paying musicians…they hardly get any money anyway.
For some acts it was just a matter of sending a video link…pretty easy. Others sent recorded just for us bits, others did live.

We will need lotsa participation (maybe more than we can get) for an event to do it right before the end of the year. Otherwise we should set up committee in January to do a virtual show pre-Fair in June and/or July if needed or not. Pre-Fair Experience!!
Brooks can do stage manager.
Adrian dreams of more time for host stories and audience engagement through chat. We could easily do 3 days of programming, focus on music one feature day, other days more chat, workshops, nonprofit segments…

Agenda for the October Village meeting.

Virtual Whatever committee set up – name themselves
Stand for Council
Debrief
Announcements
Web portal for non-profits option
Diversity report
Activist report – BLM
(Brooks will solicit) could be video recorded – record the Zoom meeting and edit to the report.

Planning on standing for Council in October:

Brooks, Nathan, Tim, David H, Sarah, Adrian, Diane, Lois offered to shadow. Others will come forward then.

Announcements: David: John Alexander is running for OCF Board. So is Sam Rutledge.

David: Path planning is considering removing the Shady Grove Stage because of erosion. He wants at least a Single performance soapbox to be there! The big Maple will still be there…. Hope Long Tom doesn’t jump the bank and go to Main Stage. Lost a lot over the years.

Tim Mueller 541 521 7208

Community Village Coordinating Council

Yes, Yes, Yes

http://www.communityvillageocf.org/

2020

News Announcement. More Info: 

madprideworld@gmail.com

Mad Pride in Korea 

Inspires Global Activities

Saturday, October 10, 2020

World Mental Health Day

MindFreedom International Calls for Endorsers & Volunteers

Global support for the human rights and humane alternatives of psychiatric survivors will be the theme of Mad Pride actions throughout the world in 2020.

Last year, October 2019, Mad Pride Seoul in Korea, held many successful cultural and creative events uniting hundreds of Koreans to educate the public about the urgent need for change in the mental health system.

This year, on October 10, 2020, the nonprofit human rights coalition, MindFreedom, is encouraging positive fun actions in every timezone around the world for Mad Pride. For example, many participants will be doing a “Bed Push” which anyone can do by emailing a photo or video.  

Please take this brief private survey about Mad Pride World, to help us get your input & organize support www.surveymonkey.com/r/madprideworld If you or your group want more info, might endorse or participate, please email: 

madprideworld@gmail.com

Mad Pride is a mass movement of the users of mental health services, former users, and the aligned, which advocates that individuals diagnosed with mental disorders should be proud of their ‘mad’ identity. It was formed in 1993.

Community Village Council Open Meeting notes September 17, 2020

Council Present: Tim, Nathan G, Sarah (shadow), Brooks (shadow), David Hoffman, Diane.
Council Absent: Big John, Russel, Karla
Villagers: Jain, Adrian, David Oaks, Bob Fennesy

David Oaks announcement.

See message at the bottom of this email. We can all help 100% in Mad Pride, email madprideworld@gmail.com if interested with your Video ‘what mad pride means to you’, by Oct 10, a “bed push” to dramatize psychiatric survivor rights….A “bed push” is kinda like John and Yoko doing their “bed in” to protest war, only Mad Pride is protesting forced drugging of mental health patients.

Fair debrief
Tim:  2000 watchers on our website that week, minimal live workshop participation, lotsa good feedback, people watched who live so far away. The Village Connectory – with all our nonprofit’s info – was downloaded 18 times.
Jain loved ‘Lego Village’ video best. The screen engaged only 2 of our senses. One other stage show got her on her feet. Really appreciated all the effort and acts that she got to see because she wasn’t laying around in the Village all day…
Adrian: 1191 OCF hours, all but 2 states watched. Lotsa good feedback. Got to know more of us in a great way working together… Ready to help again. Ingrid helped a lot with curating acts, and Bob Fennesy helped as well and so did WOW Hall who staged the hosts and two live acts as volunteers – happy guys. Workshop scheduling was kinda understaffed. With more attention we will do better.
Sarah: Wanted to be more involved – but bought a new house. The stream was awesome, hosts were great. 3D thing didn’t work for her. Wants to plan both routes (virtual and onsite) for next year, wants to help then.
Nathan: Got a chance to learn more about booth mates, was proud of the booth and village for what we/they did. Maybe with more time, organization may help with workshop participation. Can help again.
David Oaks: looking ahead to 2021, liked live acts best, liked how we switched between them, do that next year – maybe include some of these Bed Push videos.
Brooks: Day was amazing, uplifting. Appreciate Adrian n Tim. Thanks again for BLM statement, making space for Black artists in our schedule. OCF stream diversity on Sunday and last minute stuff was very “Fair”. In for next year, go both directions.
Hoffman: Had trouble doing 3D. Visited a little. Surprised at the high attendance.
Diane: Went camping that weekend. Not into the gaming world. Glad it happened. Not able to contribute, but camping was fun!
Bob: Hope we don’t have to do it that way again. Misses holding hands. Glad he could help.

Possibilities for 2021

….do we plan for an onsite Fair, another virtual Fair, or something in between….do we beef up our Village capacity to do another virtual Fair by doing training or developing a virtual planning committee or crew….

Best to prepare for all possibilities. Pull in teen and youth members to help with tech, their strength. Create a virtual crew committee. Jane agrees we will have to do it, should start early.
Thinking there will be 2 parts of Fair in 2021. Hard to predict one or the other, gotta be ready for everything. The new Committee should begin in January. Adrian will need more help next year, worked too hard this time, too many jobs. People could still connect, saw aspects of the Fair they couldn’t normally do, lived too far away. We learned too much to not do it again in some way, virtual and actual. Committee will do some of that. Probably the OCF will do 2 aspects as well. Proof of concept that we achieved will inspire next year’s better show!

Idea: Record acts on OCF stages before Fair time to broadcast during Fair weekend to get a more ‘Fair’ feel for 2021 Fair if still under quarentine.

Adrian and others have been thinking of doing a virtual benefit for CV activists. Maybe Get Out the Vote (too late!) Holiday time to feature donation opportunities, Half Way to Fair party in January, Pandemic Anniversary Party in March!! Don’t wanna burn out goodwill asking for too many free artist shows. An OCF diversity fundraiser may be coming, we might be able to be part of that. Get out the vote is important, kinda too late? It could benefit non-profits. Benefit is how to ask musicians to participate. Leverage media content of recorded Fair footage to support causes

In 3D fair you could interact with others. Got PC Gamer mag attention, did an article on front page. Adrian has lotsa ideas, need to get the eyeballs (audience) to be worthwhile.
David: virtual he couldn’t, ended up in a combat game. Wish the Avatar was less difficult. Wants a video of actual path with Fair public wandering. Footage should be around somewhere… The team is working on that…Diane can help…
Diane: Paxton and Peter have a lot of video. Paying musicians…they hardly get any money anyway.
For some acts it was just a matter of sending a video link…pretty easy. Others sent recorded just for us bits, others did live.

We will need lotsa participation (maybe more than we can get) for an event to do it right before the end of the year. Otherwise we should set up committee in January to do a virtual show pre-Fair in June and/or July if needed or not. Pre-Fair Experience!!
Brooks can do stage manager.
Adrian dreams of more time for host stories and audience engagement through chat. We could easily do 3 days of programming, focus on music one feature day, other days more chat, workshops, nonprofit segments…

Agenda for the October Village meeting.

Virtual Whatever committee set up – name themselves
Stand for Council
Debrief
Announcements
Web portal for non-profits option

Diversity report
Activist report – BLM (Brooks will solicit) could be video recorded – record the Zoom meeting and edit to the report.

Planning on standing for Council in October:

Brooks, Nathan, Tim, David H, Sarah, Adrian, Diane, Lois offered to shadow. Others will come forward then.

Announcements: David: John Alexander is running for OCF Board. So is Sam Rutledge.

David: Path planning is considering removing the Shady Grove Stage because of erosion. He wants at least a Single performance soapbox to be there! The big Maple will still be there…. Hope Long Tom doesn’t jump the bank and go to Main Stage. Lost a lot over the years.

Tim Mueller 541 521 7208

Community Village Coordinating Council

Yes, Yes, Yes

http://www.communityvillageocf.org/

2020

News Announcement. More Info: 

madprideworld@gmail.com

Mad Pride in Korea 

Inspires Global Activities

Saturday, October 10, 2020

World Mental Health Day

MindFreedom International Calls for Endorsers & Volunteers

Global support for the human rights and humane alternatives of psychiatric survivors will be the theme of Mad Pride actions throughout the world in 2020.

Last year, October 2019, Mad Pride Seoul in Korea, held many successful cultural and creative events uniting hundreds of Koreans to educate the public about the urgent need for change in the mental health system.

This year, on October 10, 2020, the nonprofit human rights coalition, MindFreedom, is encouraging positive fun actions in every timezone around the world for Mad Pride. For example, many participants will be doing a “Bed Push” which anyone can do by emailing a photo or video.  

Please take this brief private survey about Mad Pride World, to help us get your input & organize support www.surveymonkey.com/r/madprideworld If you or your group want more info, might endorse or participate, please email: 

madprideworld@gmail.com

Mad Pride is a mass movement of the users of mental health services, former users, and the aligned, which advocates that individuals diagnosed with mental disorders should be proud of their ‘mad’ identity. It was formed in 1993.

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