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Suffet Occupy Folk Music! (USA) (98* d) RE: Occupy Folk Music! (USA) 28 Nov 11


In response to some of the issues that have arisen, let me state that this is essentially an American discussion, which is why I called it "Occupy Folk Music! (USA)." It has now become clear me that the situation on one side of the Atlantic is different from on the other side. Let us all keep that in mind.

Second, let me point out again that I am using the term "1%" in a purely rhetorical sense, and whether it applies to 1%, 2%, or 10% doesn't really matter. It certainly does not apply to all the people who do the booking and programming for folk clubs. However, at least in the USA, we do have a problem of a small number of folkies who make others feel unwelcome. I have given several examples, and I am sure others can provide some as well. The purpose of the OFM community page on Facebook is to provide a discussion forum for people interested in making the folk community as open, diverse, vibrant, and welcoming as possible. All points of view are welcome, unless they are completely off-topic or involve personal attacks.

As far as the logo goes, I haven't heard any complaint from FAF, and I haven't hidden it from them. In fact I linked the OFM page to FAF on the first day. However, if it will make people happier, I will change the logo because it is not the issue, anymore at Zuccotti Park is the issue in Occupy Wall Street.

--- Steve

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