by Matt Cloyd
Last night, Jason Potteiger and Phil Anderson of Occupy Boston hosted an Occupy Boston “house party” in Needham, MA. The house party was a pilot run of an effort to bring the generally city-centric Occupy movement to Boston’s more distant suburbs. The house party effort seeks to provide an avenue for those who live far outside major Occupied cities to engage with the movement.
Later this week, printable packets will be available online to help hosts facilitate informed dialogue. The packets will include sample questions to prompt discussions about the contemporary economic and political topics addressed by the Occupy movements. The packets will also include one-page primers to rapidly educate participants on specific topics, in order to ensure that everyone in the party is educated to a baseline level.
Potteiger stated that the primers will be made available to the Boston camp for both personal education as well as public review. He hopes that those with expertise in certain areas will be able to improve the quality of the content, and that those new to certain topics will benefit from the one-page primers.
The website for this yet-to-be-titled project is slated for release this week.