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The Alternative Banking Working Group of Occupy meets every Sunday from 3-5pm at Columbia University, in Room 409 of the International Affairs Building at the corner of 118th and Amsterdam Avenue.

We typically get about 20 people (most of whom are on our e-mail list, not meetup).

We are open to everyone. If you are press, please identify yourself before the meeting begins. Also, we don’t allow any recording devices at the meetings, and if you want to quote someone you need their explicit permission for each quote.

To learn more about us, see our web site and for the sort of topics we discuss, the "News" page.

We usually send out topics on Saturday and ask for more topics. To get on the list please email alt.banking.OWS@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list for Alt Banking.

The format of the meetings are as follows:

  1. We list the topics and discuss them briefly to give people an idea of what they are.
  2. We vote for the topics to see who wants to discuss what.
  3. The top 2-4 topics are chosen, and we have two rounds of discussions in which people are free to choose whichever topic they choose.
  4. People take minutes and when the groups are large enough someone takes stack as well.
  5. After the two rounds, we have a quick summary of the discussions.

When we can get good speakers, we schedule them from 2-3 before the regular meeting.

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