Friday, April 12, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 11 abril 2013

  • The campaign Igreja ! Paga Já ! now has many lovely logos. We also have 3 almost finished images. We will finalize them during the week, and get another 6 by next week.

  •  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17th, and will not take place in Mob. We will meet outdoors. We will decide about it later this week. After our meeting we plan to attend the meeting of Ateísmo e Humanismo which will be in Fabulas at 20:00.

  •  We are considering the option of making a debate on the legal and financial situation of the Catholic church in Portugal, with detailed facts etc. To this end, we will contact persons and organizations to find an expert opinion about the issue.

  • We will send a letter to the international NGOs and atheist bloggers to ask for support for and solidarity with the campaign. The text will be finalized in the next meeting.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 4 abril 2013

  • We have many logo options for the campaign. We decided to use many logos, although keeping one as the main logo. We will finalize the logo this week and then finalize the blog.
  • We started working on visual material. We made a brainstorming on what kind of images we could use. We will start spreading them this week.
  • We now have a detailed campaign strategy, structuring our route for the following two months.

Next meeting, April 11th, at Mob. :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 21 março 2013

  • We will keep our Facebook page more active.
  • Our campaign has a name now. :) "Igreja ! Paga já !"
    • We finalized the campaign text and talked about several slogans and images.
    • We will now
      • create a blog for the campaign,
      • produce visual images using the slogans,
      • create a logo,
      • send a letter to international NGOs informing them about the campaign and requesting solidarity

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 28 fevereiro 2013

  • On our new campaign, we did
    • Power Analysis, and
    • Communication Strategy.
  • We will give a break of three weeks. During that time, we decided to work on
    • a text for the campaign
    • a coherent internal campaign plan
    • slogans
    • ideas for visual and graphic material
    • campaign name.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

O Que Fazem os Professores (What Teachers Make) de Taylor Mali


On January 26th, 2013, the teachers in Portugal made a country-wide demonstration against the austerity measures directed towards public education.

Inspired by the amazing poem What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali, we decided to make a small performative activity during the demonstration in Lisbon.

We are thankful to Taylor Mali for his inspiring work, and to all the participants who enthusiastically volunteered to take part in the video.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 21 fevereiro 2013

  • Exchange Market (Mercado de Trocas):
    • We participated in the market with the motto "É uma questão de questionar."
    • As a first experience, our experience was good.
    • The next one will be on March 16th. As an improvement, we decided to make
      • an announcement on the event page so that people bring their pen-drives
      • a guideline describing how to get to videos (pointing the list etc)

  • Video project (O que fazem os professores):
    • We will finalize the video by Sunday and share it on social media.
    • We decided to have another version with English subtitles. 

  • Campaigning workshop
    • The workshop consists of 3 parts:
      • Campaign Objective
      • Power Analysis
      • Communication Strategy
    • We only worked on Campaign Objective.

  • New campaign
    •  In the workshop we considered the following problems
      • tax immunities of the Catholic church
      • atheists considered radicals and marginals in the society
      • religious practices inside public schools (such as Christmas celebrations)
      • religious discourse in public schools
      • the fact that the lottery institution (supposedly a religious charity organization) owns many houses which are abandoned
      • religious institutions control the lottery money
      • church own the most amount of houses in Portugal and does not pay IMI
      • there are too many religious schools
    • We decided to work on Tax Immunities
    • We tried to get a S.M.A.A.A.R.R.T objective for our campaign.
    • We decided on some organizational objectives and milestones.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 14 fevereiro 2013

  • Exchange Market (Mercado de Trocas) : Our motto in the market will be "É uma questão de questionar.
    • As the theme of the market is consumption and the consumer society, we decided to share e-books and videos related to questioning the existing social norms. We will include the issue of religion within this context, even though we will share many books unrelated to religion.
  • Balance: We made a small evaluation, including
      • how we feel about the group,
      • if we consider ourselves successful, and
      • how much time and energy we can reserve for the group in the future.
    • According to this balance, we decided to have well-defined, measurable and timed objectives, both organizational and political ones. We therefore decided to preserve a big part of our next meeting to a workshop on building a campaign.
    • We will structure our activities, actions and roles around this campaign. Therefore, we postponed the following items due after the workshop: