BIPOC & TGNC Inclusivity
We’re looking for your help on making the CGSA as intersectional and inclusive as possible for BIPOC and TGNC folks! Fill out our anonymous Google form here!
Q&A with the Students for Reproductive Freedom (SRF)
What is your favorite thing about your club's work or activities?
Our discussions at meetings and events are always a convergence of many different ideas and perspectives, and we really try to learn from each other and bring in voices from off-campus organizations in the local Boston community as well.
How have you been transitioning your club activities to online?
We have been working on a transition to online activities since March, when BU made the transition to remote learning. The process has not been easy but has definitely pushed us to be more creative and find new ways to connect with our community and find new ways to organize around issues that are important to our organization.
What would you say to people thinking about joining the club?
SRF is a very laid-back and welcoming environment. We are never concerned with who is coming at what level of consistency, so there is no wrong time to join in on our meetings or events! We want to get to know our community members and learn about who you are and what you’re passionate about in the world of reproductive justice.
What are some of your club's goals in the near future?
We are very excited to be in the process of establishing an emergency contraception vending machine in the lower level of the George Sherman Union. Having emergency contraception that is both geographically and financially accessible on campus will be a big step in making reproductive health resources more available to students. When individuals have the ability to control their reproductive health, their quality of life and ability to maintain their well-being improves.
We’re on Discord!
We are now on Discord! You can join our server by clicking this link: https://discord.gg/F8TqphUnqt. If you're not familiar with Discord, we have created a short and helpful guide for using the app here. By joining the chat server, you'll be able to stay in touch with members of our CGSA community by chatting, staying updated on the CGSA's activities throughout the summer, and maybe even participating in virtual movie nights or other casual events. Anyone in the BU community committed to the CGSA's mission of activism & inclusivity can join, even if you're not yet familiar with the Center! We're excited for you to join!
Changing your name in BU systems
Display names on Zoom are based on your legal name in the BU directory. Considering this, if you'd like to change your name on Zoom, it's a good time to review ways to change your name in BU systems.
A guide for how to do this is here on Google Docs.
Trans Survival Guide: BU Edition
There's now an easily-accessible online guide that lists important information for anyone who's trans at BU. Check it out for instructions to change your name on multiple platforms, healthcare, and other Boston-area resources.
Since 2014, the Anarchist Bookfair has taken place at Boston University. They provided access to revolutionary books and access to workshops on how to make change and participate in activism. This year the Anarchist Bookfair had to be canceled due to security fees that were charged to the group by Boston University. Below is our official statement on this issue.
We hope that this will foster conversations that create greater transparency in how free speech can be practiced at Boston University, the limitations of this, and what Boston University constitutes as free speech.
We have been working with BU to help bring more All-Gender bathrooms to campus and we are happy to say that many have been created and many more will be created. They will truly help increase the safety and sense of belonging of students of all gender. In the meantime, here is an updated map to help you find All-Gender Bathrooms on campus. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Renovations and Celebrations
The CGSA would love to welcome everyone back to campus for the start of the fall semester. Over the summer, the space started undergoing renovation and is currently in the final stages. In the meanwhile, the space is fully functional, so feel free to stop by and partake in one of our clubs or just hang out. The final renovations will be complete by September 21st, on which we will hold our 10th birthday party. We welcome the entire BU community the come check out our space, learn more about the Center, and enjoy in festivities with us. The event starts at 8pm and there will be free food and drinks with a beer and wine bar for our guests 21 and over. We are located in the basement of the George Sherman Union adjacent to the Terrier Card Office. We hope to see you all there!
Gender Neutral Housing
We're working on an initiative for gender-neutral housing. If you would like to read more about it, you can do so here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Of1NqcZysFGx-ALoV6wUGx4VsVQI1tKR/view
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