Occupy Wall Street - Tell us your experience

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    Where did you attend an Occupy gathering? (Please enter city below)

    Please answer the questions below based on your experience. Feel free to answer only those questions that apply to what you observed or participated in.

    Goals and outcomes

    For questions 2 through 4, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your experience.

    2. I encountered conversations about issues I care about.
    Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree

    3. I was satisfied with the quality of the conversations.
    Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree

    4. I observed a clear set of goals. (This could be a mission statement explaining what that Occupy encampment hopes to achieve, or an agenda for a specific meeting. Interpret the question as broadly or as narrowly as you like.)
    Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree

    If there weren't clear goals in place, did this bother you?

    Yes No

    Making decisions and being heard

    Please answer questions 6 through 8 if you attended a General Assembly or another meeting.

    Was the decision-making process you participated in or observed effective?

    Yes No

    If you had a question or a comment, were you able to share it with the group?

    Yes No

    If there was a facilitator, did she or he keep the conversation on track and inclusive?

    Yes No

    9. Some observers have described the Occupy efforts around the country as "leaderless" and "horizontal," meaning non-hierarchical and more democratic. How would describe the Occupy effort's ability to make progress through its unique structure?
    Highly effective Effective Neither effective nor ineffective Ineffective Highly ineffective

    Inclusion, diversity and meaningful participation among Black folks

    10. How do you identify in terms of race/ethnicity (check all that apply):
    • Black/African-American
    • White
    • Latino/Hispanic
    • Asian/Asian-American
    • Native American/American Indian
    • Arab-American/Arab
    • Pacific Islander
    • Black/born outside the U.S.
    • Prefer not to say


    Was the crowd you encountered diverse?

    Yes No

    12. Below, please check the areas in which you observed diversity among participants (please check all that apply):
    • Race and ethnicity
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Politics (as expressed through signs and statements)


    When you arrived, did you feel welcome?

    Yes No

    Was there a Black or people of color working group or breakout session?

    Yes No

    If yes and you identify as Black or a person of color, did you participate?

    Yes No

    If there was no Black or people of color working group and you identify as Black or a person of color, would you like to start one?

    Yes No

    What, if any, support would you need to do that?

    Movement building and collaboration

    Are you active in any local organizations that work on issues that you care about? (e.g. criminal justice reform, anti-poverty efforts, environmental justice, LGBTQ issues, etc.)

    Yes No

    If so, are these organizations taking part in the Occupy effort?

    Yes No

    Next steps

    20. How long did you stay at the event?
    Less than an hour 1 - 2 hours 2 - 4 hours More than 4 hours

    Did your opinion of the Occupy efforts change after you attended a gathering?

    Yes No

    Would you suggest that your Black family members and friends attend an Occupy gathering?

    Yes No

    If yes, what advice would you give them before they go?

    If you could send a message to the people who are at the core of your city's Occupy effort, what would it be?

    Are there ways that ColorOfChange could help the Occupy effort?

    Yes No

    If yes, please share your ideas below.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.