Office of the President

Meetings: 2005 (4.18) | The President’s Commission for LGBT Issues

  1. Announcements
    1. Provost Conversation: There is a Provost’s conversation today at 4:30. Topic is “Asian American Model Minority”
    2. Sally: The Family Assistance Program is trying to raise money so that they can continue to offer their services. The fundraiser planned for this weekend is a 10 or 25-mile bike ride. They bike ride will be held from 8am-12pm and it is $20 to ride. More information can be found on the HHP or Family Studies Website.
    3. Colage (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere): is going to be having an event at Hotel Helix. There will be food, music, dancing. Kids are welcome.
    4. Student Group: There will be a fundraiser taking place at Franklin’s. Eat at Franklins and proceeds will go to Oaxaca families.
    5. Tunnel of Oppression: May 4th from 10am-7pm. There will be a display in the union, set up as an interactive Museum in order to create awareness around issues of oppression. Looking for volunteers. More information can be found on the website:
  2. DP Benefits
    1. Rob and Coke met with Ann Wiley and Linda Clemet. Proposal was submitted, and the President wants more details regarding what benefits will actually be involved
    2. The Goal is to have this wrapped up by the end of the semester
    3. President is also looking for the best way to announce that these benefits have been added.
    4. President received a letter from the faculty and grad students from the sociology department asking him to fight for DP benefits at the state level
  3. DP Benefits Strategies Subcommittee
    1. Tried to analyze why the 1997 proposal was shot down
    2. Looked at what could be done now that benefits are there. Came up with a 3-prong approach concentrating on 1. Legislative, 2. System support, and 3. Employee advocacy.
    3. Will invite Dan Fumansky to be a guest speaker for the commission helping to identify strategies.
    4. There was also a discussion about the dissonance that may be present between the President and his administration team.
  4. Research Project

    Kevin Fries is interested in starting an archival project that will track papers from the Commission (minutes, agendas, etc.), with the goal of setting up a database through the library so that others can have access to these documents, and so we can begin tracking the successes of the Commission.

  5. LGBT Studies
    1. Film Screening: 4/21, Out of Season and 5/5
    2. Symposium: 4/26, Art work in LGBT studies
  6. LGBT Equity Office:
    1. Rainbow Terrapin: training will be coming up, please encourage people to come out
    2. Lavender Grad: Sat May 21st at 3pm in Colony Ballroom. If you are interested in participating send Luke an email.