Hey Friends! Here’s some info regarding the CGSA Spring 2014. In this document you can find what positions are open and see more info about each position! Spring 2014 Elections Info
Here is the application form: Spring 2014 Coordinator Application
Hope you consider running for an open position! See you all the next coordinator meeting, have a wonderful break!
The mission of the New England Women’s Center Conference is to create discourse surrounding the organization of inclusive spaces by exploring the intersections of our privileges and oppression. The term ‘inclusive space’ extends to more than just women’s centers. Issues of gender are frequently forgotten in discussions involving social change. Women’s issues are not confined to four walls, and we would like to convey that to all attendees.
Did you miss our first volunteer training? No worries! Come by the Center on Sunday November 10th to get trained, meet new people, and learn about the importance of a resource like the CGSA! Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Frankie, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have. RSVP to the Facebook event.
The Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism presents Sexual Assault Awareness Week! The goal of this week is to ignite awareness of sexual assault and rape culture on our campus and beyond. We hope to broaden conversations on these topics with fantastic events throughout the week, culminating in Take Back the Night hosted by The Feminist Collective. We hope you will join us and don’t forget to tweet about #SAAW to @BUCGSA!
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Statement by Gender Neutral BU
The following is a statement on behalf of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism, the Boston University Student Government, and their student, faculty, administrative, parent, and alumni supporters. This statement is in response to the administration’s recent decision to indefinitely halt the Student Government proposal to implement Gender Neutral Housing at Boston University. This action represents a deliberate violation of the commitments made by administration officials to implement Gender Neutral Housing as an option for students by Fall 2013.
The Student Government went through the appropriate channels to plan and submit this proposal. After many revisions in coordination with Boston University Residence Life, and taking into consideration survey responses from over one thousand Boston University students, the plan was passed in Spring of 2012 by the Boston University Student Government Senate. The Senate is the main instrument of the student voice; it includes representatives from the Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, individual college governments and each residence hall.
After the proposal passed, Student Government held countless meetings with administrative officials from Housing, Residence Life, and the Dean of Students Office to facilitate the implementation of the plan. During the summer, the Dean of Students Office gave multiple verbal confirmations that Gender Neutral Housing was slated for Fall of 2013. Student Government was then given permission to publicize the plan’s approval at the beginning of the fall term. The plan was moderate in its requests and respectful of administrative concerns; it called for the gradual five-year implementation of Gender Neutral Housing. Despite these efforts, Student Government received notification from the Dean of Students Office during Fall Recess that the plans for Gender Neutral Housing had been indefinitely postponed.
We students have created a united front – “Gender Neutral BU” – and we are advocating for the Gender Neutral Housing plan that was promised. We are disappointed that the administration has determined that Gender Neutral Housing is not a priority on their current housing agenda. The collective voice of the student body has been silenced. We understand the importance of other initiatives being undertaken by the University but it is unacceptable to disregard student priorities. We are asking the administration to publicly affirm their commitment to the implementation of Gender Neutral Housing at Boston University in Fall of 2013. This is necessary for a campus that is safe and inclusive for all students.
Sign the petition here
BOSTON, DEC. 6 – A cyclist was killed today after being struck by a tractor-trailer at the corner of St. Paul Street and Commonwealth Avenue around 8:36 a.m. The identity of the victim has not been released.
Boston police have closed the intersection and Boston University has alerted students that Commonwealth Avenue is closed to eastbound vehicle traffic from Pleasant Street to St. Paul Street.
This is the third bike fatality in the area since early this summer and the second near Boston University’s campus. The first involved a CAS student who was killed in an accident with an MBTA bus.
As a way to show our community support and sorrow, we are organizing a candlelight gathering later today at 6pm on Marsh Plaza. The gathering will serve as a way to remember the victims and help the healing of our community after this tragic event. We will raise awareness of safety as well as show solidarity for the members of our community who have been affected.
The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism strives to make our community safe for all students. We encourage biking as a feminist approach to sustainable forms of transportation that upholds values of independence and empowerment, as it is more accessible to those who cannot afford cars or public transportation. We acknowledge that discourse around bike safety is important, both for cyclists and others who use the road.
Please direct any questions to Swanson Ninan, Public Relations Coordinator at The Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism.