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Regular Meeting
We meet every Sunday except for rare events like Left Forum that will be announced here. We discuss topics of the day generally, but not always, related to finance. Please see our web site: where we list potential discussion topics and other stuff that may be of interest. These meetings are better attended than appear on Meetup and we have lively discussions. Our main announcement is by e-mail, not meetup. To join our mailing list, e-mail us at [masked].

Columbia U. International Affairs Building, Room 409

420 W 118th St. · New York, NY

What we're about

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 are much better attended than appears on Meetup because we mostly use web site and email for notices.

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 ( We typically discuss articles posted on the "News" page. (

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

The format of the meetings are as follows:

We list the topics and discuss them briefly to give people an idea of what they are.

We vote for the topics to see who wants to discuss what.

The top 3-4 topics are chosen and we have engaging discussions of those topics.

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

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