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Omni Delegates' Meeting - Thursday October 3, 2019 7pm-9pm

for instructions on preparing and archiving these notes, please see the bottom


  • Introductions [15 minutes]
    • Meeting Roles
    • Delegates Count
    • Access Check-in
  • Check-ins, Updates & Report-Backs [30 minutes]
    • Brief Announcements
    • Working Groups
    • Member Collectives
    • Conflicts, Mediation & Safe Space
  • Proposals & Discussions


Introduce yourself: Name; Preferred Pronoun; Affiliation; any brief announcements; say whether you're a delegate; let us know about any access needs you have†

  • WHY DO WE ASK PRONOUNS? To make space for people who are trans, nonbinary, gender noncomforming or otherwise vulnerable to being misgendered. It's not an invitation to make jokes or trivialize the idea of pronouns. If you are fine with the gender and pronouns society generally assigns to you, please just say what they are without fanfare or embellishment. Conversely, please don't pressure anybody to give their pronouns, as that can harm trans people who are closeted or questioning. The point is to prompt and normalize asking, but not to mandate or enforce. Thank you! <3 Yar
  • Jenny - sudo - she - delegate
  • Mylan - Phat Beets - she - delegate
  • Marisa - she
  • Robert - sudo - he
  • Ken - CCL - delegate - he - msg from CCL
  • Dennis - LibLens - delegate - he
  • Josef - FYE - delegate - he/him
  • Phil - FNB - delegate - he/him
  • Rachel - GWS - delegate - she/her

Access Check In

Is everybody able to participate fully in this meeting? Do people have unmet needs or concerns?

Meeting Roles

  • Facilitator/s: Jenny
  • Explanation of hand signals: "deaf applause", "raised hand", "point of process", "direct response"(wildcard), etc.
  • Stacktaker: Phil
  • Timekeeper: Marisa
  • Notetaker/s: Jenny,
  • Vibe Reader: Rachel
  • Who will out next meeting's agenda beforehand:
  • Next meeting's facilitator(s): Robert:Rayc


  • CCL: Ken
  • CSC: No one
  • FNB: Phil
  • FYE: Josef
  • GWS: Rachel
  • LL: Dennis
  • Phat Beets: Mylan
  • Sudo: Jenny/Robert
  • Quorum: 7/8 collectives

Brief Announcements

  • Robert: Want to bring to Omni a collective proposal in the lines of education and entertainment, utilizing technology, lasers, music classes to foster opportunities for using professional equipment and space for collaboration
  • Ken - to discussion
  • Dennis - Liberated Lens in alliance with BAYCAT is doing a video production workshop here - Sunday, October 20th - in either the ballroom or the Disco Room from 12-4pm - learn how to set up for doing interviews - camera, sound, lights - will be doing an actual promotional piece that day for OTX West (which distros computers to low-income families and students)
  • Mylan: Shy/Chicago/Tony's birthday is at the end of the month, want to switch fundraiser to Friday so he can have bday party on Sat, Oct 26th - just want to invite you and ask you to be part of it. Second installment of art fundraiser / collaboration in October - please email us if you want to collaborate. Thirdly, our truck engine blew this past weekend, so if you noticed the stuff staying out super late on Tuesday, sorry that's why food is staying out longer on Tuesday

Working Group Report-Backs

Building & permits

  • Meetings: only the kitchen group meets regularly, new times tbd
  • https://omnicommons.org/lists/listinfo/building
  • Kitchen - Should be meeting this coming Saturday inbetween 12/1pm. We are going to go over pre-contracting plans. Fundraising round 2 & finding contractors. Finalizing the plans for kitchen module.


Finance & Fundraising

Changing meeting time so more people can be involved. Contact if you want to be involved. Currently the meeting times are conflicting for Finance & Commons are both on Mondays.

Jenny is working

Member Collective Updates

What is going on with your collective? What are you working on? What have you accomplished? Any events coming up? Any difficulties you are encountering that you need help with?


  • We have a lot of classes going on - everything's all good. Mushroom season is upon us! CCL folks involves in lots of events - Paul Stamets movie about mushrooms at the Castro - special showing



  • Providing a vegetarian meal for the Ecumenical Peace Institute dinner on Oct 27th
  • Memorial for Michael Diel Sunday, 3pm at People's Park:
  • ices


  • Just completed first fundraiser with LibLens and Phat Beets - upcoming, tentatively Oct 25th
  • filmmaker Aroma shooting some scenes in the ballroom
  • individually going into our practices


  • e gdoing a public event in Sacramento on sex worker rights - perhaps first ever. under the guise of "sex trafficking" are targetting asian and black women workers. Doing a big public event there on Nov 7th.
  • Washington DC has a bill to decriminalize sex work - have a hearing on October the 16th - big multiracial coaliation putting it on


  • Same night as fundraiser we did a "Filmstorming" with filmmakers - working with other (would-be)filmmakers who didn't necessarily want to become members but wanted to work on films
  • Some people have volunteered to work at the Mill Valley film festival this weekend in San Rafael
  • Some of our members have been helping to take footage of the student strike
  • Still working on a promo for Phat Beets, taking some more footage for that!
  • May possibly have a film night coming up

Phat Beets

  • One of our vehicles is busted, so we'll be creating a fundraiser - please donate if you can! Will be hosting the fundraiser with FYE and liblens later this month (the 25th possibly)
  • Serving vegan pasole this Sunday at Hasta Muerte coffeeshop in Fruitvale!
  • Oct 19th - 30th anniversary of the Black Panther free breakfast program - Aunti Frances speaking, Phat Beets catering - Golden Gate Library
  • Shy/Chicago/Tony's birthday the 26th!
  • Taught youth to make a galette today!
  • Several gallons of hot sauce now out of basement :D


  • Sudo Room has a bunch of new tools - a lathe, tablesaw, chopsaw, 100W laser, bunch of infrastructure (eg electronic benches)
  • Still getting rid of a bunch of junk to make room for more usable space, workshops and classes.
  • Laser-cutting workshops down the pipeline, and basic carpentry/woodworking workshop down the line
  • Ping Robert about building custom furniture

Conflicts, Mediation & Safe Space

  • Updates for any ongoing issues
  • Has anybody been asked to leave?

asked to leave


To touch on next meeting

  • Membership sponsorship to support guests having keys
    • yar was going to rewrite
  • Member collectives sponsoring events
    • make this a concrete proposal
  • Basement rentals
    • remembering from AB: sewing machines hard to get on coaster. medialab space should ideally be rented for media workshops, classes etc

Preliminary Proposal

Ravers Ambitions

  • Robert: With consensus of sudo room about a year ago, have been putting on workshops primarily for DJs. Have been doing it for awhile and have a lot of support. Lots of people who want to share their skills through workshops and skillshares. RAVE - Radical Audio Visual Experience - different blends of audiovisual events, electronic music, and other cultural activities. Can take the form of festivals, protests, fundraisers. Not a lot of spaces for people to come together - inspoired in large part by hackerspace culture. Providing space and resources for dooacratic learning and collaboration
    • Workshops to garner employment and how to get into the industry. Lots of overlap with creating safe spaces for embracing difference, LGPrBTQ+ communities. Promoting inclusivity and embrace across financial and class identities, to link people up to music and tech workshops.
  • Other aspects of raving culture include art, costumes, crafting, tech, A/V, sound production,
  • Want to build a music rehearsal and sound room - downstairs in basement between LibLens and FYE
  • Bill ourselves as a collaboration -


  • Rachel: This is something new?
    • Robert: We're a project right now, doing DJ workshops right now but would like a space to do something more concretely
  • Ken: Timeline? 501c3? How many folks?
    • Have DJ stuff going but would like to put in a request to become a collective. This would be going in direction of 501c3. 6-10 solid people who would do admin stuff - probably 40-60 people interested in events and stuff
      • Ken: They understand the culture here?
        • Decision making would model Sudo Room in terms of members voting/abstaining/discussing but a clear consensus process, which follows Omni
          • Dennis: which space? Middle Room inbetween FYE & LL.
          • Ken: suggestion -- you all should meet w/ FYE & LL to create one basement rule policy for equipment since it seems like a lot of different rules will be confusing for members.
          • Jenny agrees: lets create a general equipment/ system level for tools so more people have access and accountability

Last Meeting Notes


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