🌍 Community Assembly 1 | October 9th

thank you @Hakanto for your very thoughtful and thorough message!

i really appreciate the intentionality and flow of how this meeting is planned. definitely let me know if you’d like support with any aspect.

i’m down with keeping an eye on the chat and pulling questions from there to make sure they’re discussed within the duration of the meeting

looking forward to connecting w/ y’all!


Olá pessoal, sou o Marco, falo de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Bastante interessado no Cooperativismo de plataforma. Sou músico e há 11 anos coordeno a área de programas sociais da Sicredi Vale do Rio Pardo, uma das cooperativas de crédito integrantes do sistema Sicredi. A área que trabalho coordena a governança da cooperativa e gostaria de compartilhar e aprender com a experiência de vocês. Aqui temos um quadro de associados de mais de 57 mil pessoas, praticamente impossível de termos a participação massiva nas decisões da cooperativa, desta forma organizamos os associados em núcleos a partir de critérios definidos e cada núcleo elege um representante para discussões e decisões em assembleia, além de termos disponível uma plataforma para deliberações on line. Também tivemos a mesma experiência de que o espaço de assembleia formal não é para discussões e construções e desta forma também estamos organizando uma rotina de reuniões de núcleo para esta escuta mais próxima do associado. Também entendemos que o associado precisa entender o que é uma cooperativa (educação cooperativista) para qualificar sua participação nas decisões. Vou me esforçar para entender melhor a Resonate, aprender e se possível contribuir. Grande abraço


Ola @Marco, que interessante!
Aqui está um pequeno grupo - vejo que você se juntou agora (ahorita), você é um artista no Resonate? Gostaria de saber mais sobre sua experiência com o Sicredi. O único problema é que não falo português (pero entiendo si hablas muy lento :grimacing:), só espanhol e inglês. Como nos conseguistes?

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Uma contribuição incrível e maravilhosa para este tópico e para o fórum! Obrigado por compartilhar sua energia, seu trabalho e suas experiências importantes na superação dos desafios das grandes democracias diretas. Também é muito inspirador ver você postar seus insights poderosos e diretos em português!

Acredito que a visão motivadora para muitos membros é o estabelecimento de um espaço digital seguro, justo e digno, onde as pessoas podem construir economias democráticas poderosas em torno da música, conectando as necessidades locais às comunidades internacionais.

Então, bravo a você por fazer isso!

Marco da paz! Abraços de volta!


Such an amazing and wonderful contribution to this thread and to the forum! Thank you for sharing your energy, your work and your important experiences overcoming the challenges of large direct democracies. It is also very inspiring to see you post your powerful and direct insights in Portuguese!

I believe the motivating vision for many members is the establishment of a safe, fair, dignified digital space where people can build powerful democratic economies around music linking local needs to international communities.

So bravo to you for making it so!

Peace Marco! Hugs in return!


Hi @boopboop! My english is not the best too - hehehe, but It will be an amazing exchange of histories and learning experience talking to you. I’m a musician, but in Resonate, just a curios member.


Just started! Come through y’all!

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@KallieMarie @LLK @richjensen @remst8 @Sam_Martyn @boopboop @Marco

Thanks to everyone who came to the assembly today! It was amazing to experiment with making proposals, improving them, and collaborating in a new way using the “democracy field”. I’m really excited for new methods like this that foster smooth, interactive discussions and decisions.

Truly everyone who showed up got to leave their mark on what we did today, and I’m so inspired by that.

I have our records and video from the assembly and will be sharing them here tomorrow. Today, I need to rest. Been a long week.

Folks wanted to continue our assembly at the same time next Saturday, so get ready for Part 2! Looking forward to it and for others to share their ideas. I’ll create a new event in the forum, and we’ll get that going.

Really appreciate y’all and everything you do here :evergreen_tree::evergreen_tree: Onward!


Thank you everyone!

@Hakanto, where would be the best place for me to create that topic about trying to get the Resonate emails out of the spam folder?

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Terrific to hear, I’ll try to be there for Part 2 hopefully stay through the whole thing this time!

I’d like to suggest moving the session back an hour. So: 2021-10-16T16:00:00Z2021-10-16T18:00:00Z. This would push the meeting back to 9am in my region, the Pacific coast of america, which is a bit more accommodating to the concept of having a weekend than 8am provides.

Which brings up more proposals:

a) That there be a public backlog of proposals.

b) That there be a polling process so that Members in the Forum may recommend the order of consideration of proposals by the attendees to the Assembly. (I suggest that the Assembly should make its own determinations of priorities ‘in the moment’ but I believe that being informed by collective sentiment will help guide and improve the work of the Assembly.)

This reminds me of recent discussions in several threads that suggest that the implementation of a Membership-base Community Credential could underpin access to a broad range of vital services deployed and governed through the Forum, the Player and other spaces both inside and outside Resonate’s service areas (eg. in the inter-cooperative ecosystem and beyond).


Great, I agree with most of this!

If moving it a bit later can help some US folks to join it’s great the more people come to the meeting the better!


Sorry for the delay y’all – video and proposals from the assembly posting tomorrow :honeybee:


Testing. Are folks able to access this video?

Unfortunately, it seems that Big Blue Button’s built-in video recording doesn’t capture our cursors/names moving around on screen. :frowning_face: So we’ll have to find a different solution for recording and saving these – probably OBS. And we’ll need a place to host them.

@Sam_Martyn Drop it in Co-operation and tag @catalog :hammer: Tag @LLK and @boopboop too so they have opportunity to mention the newsletter going to spam. Gotta know about it to fix it!

In general, it isn’t too important where a new topic gets put. Just get it out there! :slight_smile: If it’s important to find the perfect home for it, I’m happy to move it myself

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Great ideas here. I’ve created a process organizing this backlog using buttons at the top of the Co-operation category.

I don’t want to add complexity too fast, but the polling/ranking idea seems simple enough. Also, the polling process would encourage folks to discuss and refine proposals before bringing them to the assembly. I’m considering the tag #proposals to be our backlog.

If we could set up a tool on the #proposals page itself for voting proposals up or down, that would be a very easy way to prioritize them! I’m pretty confident Discourse has tools like that. @angus?

I’m referring to these as “proposals” rather than say, “motions” so that each of our kinds of gatherings uses a unique word for the decisions it makes:

  • Proposals → Community Assemblies
  • Motions → Board Meetings
  • Resolutions → General Meetings

Having different names for these should help us keep track of what’s what.


To everyone who couldn’t make it last week, we’re doing part two this Saturday! :rose:

@Hakanto I can watch it in Chrome. The video doesn’t seem to load in Safari.

Now I can get caught up on the discussion I missed after I left!


Thanks for testing it out :fist:

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