Occupy Wall Street Guilds

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Description

Compiled by Poor Richard:

"Guilds are skill based. They traditionally have two broad functions: 1) maintaining standards in a profession, trade, or craft and 2) training and education.

Numerous guilds have worked with OWS, including


  1. National Lawyers Guild
  2. Progressive Librarians Guild
  3. Writers Guilds
  4. The newspaper guild
  5. Citizens Media Guild

The OWS NY City General Assembly (NYCGA.net) has the following guilds in its Arts and Culture Network: http://artsandculture.nycga.net/network/guilds/

  • Art Guilds

"Guilds/Commons are skill based. Each guild/common is responsible for carrying out skill related activities that range from direct action to education and empowerment.

"Active guilds are linked below, if you want to activate a guild listed below or create a new one, please come to one of the Arts & Culture meetings so we can help you get started."

  1. Architecture and Urbanism
  2. Dance
  3. Filmmaking
  4. Graphic Arts/Design
  5. Multi-Disciplinary Arts
  6. Music
  7. Painting and Drawing
  8. Performance & Theater
  9. Photography/Video
  10. Poetry
  11. Puppetry
  12. Screen Printing Guild
  13. Sculpture
  14. Short Stories
  15. Videogame

OWS General Assemblies (GAs) in each city already have committees or working groups with common themes. OWS guilds could be formed to help connect working groups in cities across nations and the world into networks of common skills and bodies of knowledge, such as:

  1. Information and Communications Technology
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Banking and Finance
  4. Education
  5. Construction
  6. Food and Agriculture
  7. Transportation
  8. etc.

source: http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/guilding-the-lilly/