Social Justice Committee – May 2017 updates

Curious what the university-wide Social Justice Committee is up to? Check out the minutes from their May 2017 meeting below…

Social Justice Committee

General Meeting, 5/17/2017, 3- 5 pm

Location: Baldwin Rivera Boggs Social Justice Hub

Present: Onno De Jong, Paul Marcus, Rachel Knopf Shey, Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Rita Breidenbach, Gail Drakes, Shannon Logan, Cynthia Lawson, Randy Mulder, Warren Spielberg, Jennifer Yao Weinraub

Moderator and Notetaker: Tamara Oyola-Santiago

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Review of agenda for the meeting
  • Approval of April meeting notes
  • Bylaws document  – please note new changes
  • Approval of Annual report for leadership – any edits from committee members should be submitted directly in the document by June 1.
  • Report from work groups: Rita and Paul shared plans for the next academic year; Jennifer shared information about next steps for paid family leave (new city law takes effect 2018-2021,  HR is yet to share how they will implement and any additions to the minimum required) and Tamara shared trans work group info and all gender bathroom signage
  • SJC funding areas (spend down) – members prioritized:
    • (1) the library (Rachel to follow-up with Lang CESJ for potential collaboration and  partnership, and Jennifer will coordinate with Library Services for cataloguing as non circulating and sitting in Room 513 of the Hub); and
    • (2) payment for student worker(s). Next steps:
      • Identify students and process paperwork
  • June 8-9, 2017 SJ training with Aorta – SJC members should sign up ASAP
  • Summer meetings:

June 14, July 12, August 9, all in Room 513 of the Hub, 3-4:30 pm

Summer meetings will focus on 2017-2018 program planning and membership/elections for the Fall

We will coordinate for conference calls for those who cannot be here in person