Project Safe Space is a resolution outlining the process after a student group participates in discriminatory deeds. Discrimination includes but is not limited to racist, xenophobic, ableist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, and/ or sexist actions towards a member of a student group on campus. Initially, the Equity and Inclusion Committee will spearhead this effort by participating in research. A separate committee will decide whether the student group will participate in a Sensitivity Training and/ or Restorative Justice Circle. As outlined in the resolution, “It is mandatory 90% of student group attends the Sensitivity Discussion in order to have the ability to request WSA funds through the Student Budget Committee (SBC) reinstated.” Lastly, a follow-up meeting will be conducted by the Equity and Inclusion committee in which the student group will have to show tangible actions demonstrating their commitment to equity and inclusion.
By Kimberly Ortega '20 and Steven Kidder '18
Discussion on this resolution will happen in the WSA Senate Meeting on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 6:00pm in Boger Hall, Room 114. We invite all community members to come and voice their opinions on this matter and ask questions.