what's a spokescouncil?

A spokescouncil is a space (cyber and/or physical) in which affinity groups communicate and coordinate about their distinct activities and make joint decisions as necessary.

All affinity groups are welcome to use these communications tools to communicate about their projects. All affinity groups are welcome at spokescouncil meetings, held irregularly.

In the case of UpRoot, the only decisions made jointly at this time are decisions about the management and operation of the communication spaces, such as this website, the email lists, and other joint communications materials. Other agreements can be proposed on an as-needed basis.

Spokescouncils are open to all members of all affinity groups and all present may speak during discussions, but final decisions are made by "spokes", one from each group. During the meeting, spokes check-in constantly with members of their group to remain accountable.