Next meeting: Dec. 8, 2 p.m., HU 101
Present: Terrence, Leslie, Audrey, Suzanne, Marla, Leah
The hate crime policy was passed this month by the Board! Happiness
Leah distributed a three-page draft of a general commitment to
diversity policy that we drafted based on a chancellor's office
model in 2002. A shorter less complete diversity policy has recently
been okayed by the board but apparently there were no admin
procedures to accompany it. The group decided
that we should send the longer version we've worked on out with the
minutes, and try to also send out the one passed recently by the
board. Leah will work on getting it. Then we'll talk again in
December when more people have read both documents. This may
also relate to the next item:
Student Equity Plan--There is a mandate from chancellor's office to
examine student equity on the basis of five indicators--proportion
of students of various kinds vs. surrounding community so we serve
reflective populations; course completion rates; degree and transfer
rates. Gavilan needs to have this report done by July, and Terrence
soon will begin to work on this with a new committee. If there are
demographic groups left behind a plan must be put in place to help
smooth out differences. May or June board approval will be needed
then; maybe that part of the diversity policy could be attached to
the Student Equity Plan work.
Ann Marie Sayers came on Nov. 20 for Native American Heritage Month
and was successful in discussing the difficulties faced by
California indigenous people past and present.
CCLC conference presentation went well. Terrence, Leah, Jan, and
Vero worked on crystallizing the history of the STG and talking
about the way we work, what we've done, and challenges we've had.
Terrence will boil this presentation down to one page and we will
use it as an orientation hand-out to new people at the STG meetings.
Dec. 1 World AIDS Day--End Prejudice and Discimination theme. 9-12
there will be agencies in Student Center to educate. There are also
red ribbons for us to wear. Alice will also begin a local cable TV
program, Go Ask Alice, that day.
Hollister Festival of Lights. Gavilan's float does have a diversity
theme at our request.
UN Human Rights Day. Elena is trying to get a panel on religious
tolerance together for Dec. 10. December 5
poster-making for Declaration of Human Rights 1- 4 p.m. in Student
Center hosted by Suzanne. It was requested that Susanne get word out
now and then again closer to the date so people can get this on
their calendars. Leslie has invited Sarah Bachmann, Child
Labor in the Global Village/Photography for Social Change, to speak
to journalism and photo classes on Dec. 10 at 10 and 11. Bachmann's
photos will be installed at the Hollister gallery on Dec. 1 and
publicity is being done on this with the Pinnacle. Suzanne
volunteered to do a PSA if we can get up to speed on publicity.
Leslie will offer our publicity services to Elena.
Jenn Lindsey is a grassroots lesbian folksinger who found our
website and thought the STG might be interested in her tour.
Leah will check to see whether she's available the first week of
school Jan. 26-30. South Valley Sounds show might invite her
to do a videotaped concert, and her publicist would get a copy of
We discussed having a spring semester theme on religious tolerance.
Jan. 19--MLK Day Freedom Train
ride**--Lead: John Baker. Terrence will
follow-up re: publicity and costs so we can fill 20 or more seats.
Feb.11--Healthy Relationships Day
and Club Day**--Leads: Leslie and Alice. STG will table with
a flier on varieties of relationships. Marla
will check with Mark about video or handouts, and Leslie will check
Early Feb. Asian New Year* with
ASB--Lead: Ruby of ASB. Leslie will ask
Ruby to come to the next meeting.
Black History Month
with CMAP; he will ask others among us
if he needs help contacting film distributors for permission.
Feb. 28 and March 1--Women's
History Month Vagina Monologues performance**--Lead:
Leslie will work with Julianne.
We have a student director and have been okayed to do the
performances. Leslie is working with a rape crisis counselor at
Community Solutions to do publicity. A few people, staff and
students, have been identified who can be readers. Cherise, the
student director, probably has more ideas. Two evening and a
March 24--Cesar Chavez Day--state
holiday and non- violence issues. Lead: Leah. Star Hawk
might be a good speaker both for religious diversity and for
non-violent organizing; she has been with nonviolent protestors this
week in Miami, and has stories to tell. Leah
will follow up.
Bring Your Daughter/Child to Work Day--Audrey
and Leah will talk about doing this and try to find the dates.
We did not have time to discuss
the following, but will try next time:
24--Cultural Festival with cars, music, art--
6 or 13--None of the Above event
re: people who don't fit into neat ethnic categories--Leads: Leah
May 3-- International Workers
Day--Leads:Jan B. Chargin and Jan S.
May 13--Bike to Work Day --Lead:
Meeting ended at 3:30. Next agenda: general diversity policy, spring