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SGA Meeting 10-8-17

SGA Meeting 10-8-17

Campus Center 7pm

 

Summary

 

This meeting we mainly began to talk about Big Cheese which is coming up on November 5th. People shared recommendations for which admin should be invited to the event. Alisha also began a general report back on the information shared at the Board of Trustees meeting.

 

General Announcements

 

Alisha Clark ’18: Time for general announcements

Mary Cooper ’20: As you know there is the dry Halloween party in the Campus center while Radnor is going on, and I am hosting it if you want to work or have ideas for the party please email me mmcooper@brynmawr.edu

Alisha Clark ‘18: Does anyone know what they want to be for Halloween yet?

(People answer with possible costumes)

 

Lets Revisit

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: I really don’t like Roberts rules at all, I think it is silencing to certain people. I think it is awful if there are more than 20 people during Roberts rules. I did it for last rep co and they loved it. I don’t think that I have asked you, but do you want to do Roberts rules for these weekly meetings?

 

Sierra Bradshaw Kreimer ‘20: I still don’t understand Robert’s rules and so I feel like it would be nice to still just talk like people

 

Annika Cole ‘18: Clarifying question, would we be using the structure or language?

 

Alisha Clark ’18: Both, like for plenary structure is there and the language is gone. We could implement it easily here. We could learn and grow together.

 

Carolyn Cannizzaro ‘19: if we wanted to make this a microcosm for plenary we could we implement the structure without the language.

 

Calla Carter ‘18: I feel like Roberts rules is better for big groups than small groups because I feel like when we are a small group we are able to just talk.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: Other comments or feelings or do you like the way things are now?

 

Yabundu Conteh ‘20: what exactly is Roberts rules?

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: It is a set of rules like tabling,

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: Things like be it resolved, whereas, stuff that would confuse people if they have not be exposed to it in general. We have shown the student support. If you have concerns you can email us.

 

Lizzy Muhammed ‘18: maybe we could try one with and one without because I feel like we do not know enough to make that decision right now.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: it is with structure and voting. One thing we are talking about is big cheese one thing we can practice is trying to use big cheese

 

Big Cheese

 

(look at notes for this section about big cheese)

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: big cheese is another place to get things done, as well as plenary and just talking to me, because I have a lot of connections. Big cheese will be held November 5th at 7pm in the campus center, so we are going to have admin come. So if you have people you want to see, let us know. KCass is already coming. Does anyone have any names right now?

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: Who are we inviting, admin?

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: Yes admin

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: Dean Walters

 

Sierra Bradshaw-Kreimer ‘20: Reggie or whoever runs the health center

 

Sasha Rogelberg ‘19: Vanessa Christman

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: Stephanie Nixon

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: new Chief Enrollment Officer, Cheryl Horsney

Is there anyone on this campus who you see and you think, who is that person what do they actually do. Or anyone that you think that what they do is

 

Isabel Rose ‘18: Provost Osirium

 

Alisha Clark ’18: She is on sabbatical

Robbery Daustin is the interim provost

 

Lizzy Muhammad ‘18: Deb Alder

 

Natalie Kawam ‘19: Megan Pongratz

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: someone from the cpd maybe

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: chuck heyduck

 

Sierra Bradshaw Kreimer ‘20: Lillian burroughs

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: Denise from housekeeping

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: people from LITS, because we don’t really think about them or really interact with them.

 

Sasha Rogelberg ‘19: Christiana from Special Collections

 

Jada Caesar ‘18: Joanna Pintequeo, new geology prof

 

Phoebe Dopolus ’19: Angie sheets, cause I really like her

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: I really like her too

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: whoever is in charge of park renovations

 

Liv Phillips ‘19: can we also have Vianna if we also have Angie

 

Anna: Jennifer Prudencizo

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: If you think of someone please email that to me

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: we will also be creating a Facebook event so you can say there

 

Board of Trustees

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: the meeting went really well. They are having discussions about the diversity of the board and they are really trying to focus on showing up for themselves. Especially around fundraising. The Bryn Mawr fund is going really well. Next meeting I will give you the exact number, it is a lot of money. They want to stress donating, no amount is too small. She wants us to imagine the money as a pyramid. Our foundation is what tends to make up the entire pyramid. Our small donations really add up. If you have 5 dollars to spare give it to Bryn Mawr. Maybe we could invite someone from that there

 

Phoebe Dopulos ’19: Shannon Gotesman

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: this is money that we may not see but it is for future generations of bryn mawr

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: people who donate actually look at the senior gift participation to decide if they want to donate, which if they are not it is totally fair, but just keep this in mind

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: although Bryn Mawr is not perfect. I find my encounters with you all as worth it, this is one thing that I will always remember, I love learning something new from the student body. You teach me so much beyond what others could teach me,

Bringing it Home

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: it will end by Wednesday, we will be sending the things on Thursday, I am working on making this an official campaign that is sustainable and run though sga. There is no official transition when you are coming into this role.

After spring break I am going to launch a pay it forward campaign. I think we have community but I think it will be good to do little acts of kindness for one another. It will be something small but hopefully the whole campus can be a part

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: Applications for all committees are opening this Thursday and will be open all through fall break. I will be crating a Facebook group for the current members of committees. I will be meeting with committees individually after break to really be solidifying roles. So look out for the doodle poll for that. It wont be much, only one meal with me.

 

Trivia Time

 

Q: What is Bryn Mawr’s flower?

A; The Daisy

Trivia point goes to 2019

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Minutes

SGA Meeting 10-1-17

SGA Meeting 10-1-17

Campus Center 7pm

 

Summary

 

The beginning of the meeting was spent going over some basic news of events on campus. We broke up into small groups to discuss feelings and provide suggestions for Plenary. We were able to hear check-ins from a few positions on Rep-co. Then the Migrant Right’s Coalition lead an open forum on DACA where students were able to ask and answer questions pertaining to the recent policy changes.

 

General Announcements

 

Annika Lutzenhiser ’19: Story core is re-launching and so we are going to have a bunch of conversations with affinity groups on campus

Ill put something out in the daily digest

Alisha Clark ‘18: any other general announcements, birthdays, weddings?

 

Someone raises their hand to say it’s their birthday

 

Calla Carter ’18: sudo hoot has a logo challenge out and so if youre interested in graphic design or art or something submit them by nov 26th we have great prizes such as apple watches

 

Plenary Discussion

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: We are going into the plenary discussion.. We are modeling it the same as last time. So we will break up into 5 smaller groups and discuss.

 

Everyone breaks up and talks for 10 minutes

 

So I have heard everyone, even in the nastiest emails. I addressed the concerns and feelings in my conversation with KCass. And plenary itself was not the best thing for me, of course not. I have worked on it since summer but of course the first time is not going to be picture perfect. After plenary I am not sure how I felt about the app. Admin loved it because it was fast and because they are able to see the actual numbers. I am still on the fence about doing it again because there was about 25 people who were unable to vote. How would people feel about possibly having Plenary in the gym.

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: please make sure that when you are giving criticisms that you are thinking about the feelings of the people who you are criticizing. Alisha is a fellow student who has other things to think of.

 

Community Forum

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: We are going to have a complete check in of committee roles and restructure them.

RepCo Check-ins

 

Michelle ’18 and Courtney ‘18: We are res co heads. The liaison people between res life and the dorm presidents, so we meet every week and talk about what is going on in the dorms. We also meet with Angie sheets regularly. Every Tuesday morning I meet with the heads of a lot of facilities and so if you have any concerns with those groups you can being them to me and I will bring them up in those meetings.

 

Sophie Goldstein ‘20: Elections head with Milan we deal with elections cycles during the year. We just had one very recently this past weekend. You guys get a lot of emails rom me throughout the year so please read them and nominate and vote.

 

DACA Open Forum

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: We are going to move into our DACA open forum. About a week before Plenary someone brought concerns to the meeting about SGA and DACA and so we decided to hold this open forum with the Migrant Rights Coalition. We have a brief video.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: today for this event we are going to open up the floor to students. We are corunning this with the Migrant Right’s Coalition

Maria

Kayla

Rebeca

Leticia

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ’19: we are all on the e board of the coalition

We want to emphasize that this is something that is effecting people here at BMC there are undocumented students at Bryn Mawr this is not just some abstract concept.

 

Kyla Fanning ’20: I have seen stuff about KCass signing on to things to protect their students, can they do that legally and how can we support as a student body.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: Her reasoning for not saying that we are a sanctuary campus was that she didn’t want to make Bryn Mawr a target that could put students in danger because ICE could come here. Something they are doing is not complying with ICE unless they have a warrant. The admin also does not keep tabs on who is and who is not undocumented here. Even if they asked we have no information to give. Working on programs to make sure that undocumented students do not feel any different than other students

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: even with my meeting they were saying that they really do not keep tabs on anyone. The college would ask questions back before proceeding with the warrant.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: quick plug. We actually created a support group through our club so if you are undocumented or protected under DACA there is a support group that we have just to talk about what you are feeling so if you want to email me I can give you more information about that dlopezlope@brynmawr.edu. I will tell you when and where this is meeting.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: Mine is not really just a plug for ways that we can act, but in the topic of immigration in general immigration is based on capitalism and we are a country based in capitalism. I want to hand out these pamphlets that we made to show ways to help. One of the biggest ones is boycotting stores that support the private prison complex, there are so many companies that are a part of this like victorias secret, starbucks, etc. We are going to go to a senators office with DACA recipients to help and change their mind.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: in case some people are thinking what does a DACA student look like. Which is a horrible thought to think of. They are highly educated, they generally don’t have a criminal record, they are fairly young. The point is that they are all like us. You can’t use stereotypes or listen to Donald trump. They all pay taxes unlike someone else.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: when you ask who they are, they’re Americans. They were given this temporary deferment from deportation and then you can renew it again up and until it is in place. These are people who grew up here. Your neighbor could be on DACA.

 

Azalia Sprecher Hidalgo ’18: they can look like anyone, not all DACA recipients are Latinx. I think we should push back on the aspect of contributing to the economy. They are human beings, not just dollar signs. It is all just xenophobia. Fearing people because they are the stranger because they look different or are from somewhere different.

 

Rebeca Salas ’19: on my capitalistic rant, when they are being deported and held in detention centers that money is going to the shareholders, these large companies. We cant make it all about money, these are people.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: we are gong to pause for a minute and show this video:

 

I want to stress the open forum so that people can learn form each other, I don’t want people saying something ignorant because people are hurting right now. If you are not upset, you are not listening.

 

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ’19: does the community have any more questions, concerns

 

Lizzy Muhammad ‘18: I think it was Rebecca who was talking about incarceration as it relates to DACA.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘18: I am not an expert. I just kind of generalized it in terms of all migration.

Daniela: when ice arrests people they put them in detention centers and can hold them for weeks. There was a story about a DACA recipient who was held for 6 weeks because they did not have the proper documentation at the moment. In Philly in the last month ICE arrested 107 people.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: If you want to talk more about private prisons America has a long history of imprisoning African Americans

 

Azalia Sprecher Hidalgo ‘18: so the way that these prisons and the government operate is that they hire private corporations and so they are getting paid. The soap. Food, blankets are all from outside companies and in turn they sponsor some political campaigns. To see how this is part of the private prison industry.

 

Kayla Patton ‘18: yeah everything is super connected I just wanted to add on that even if it is not privately run it still brings in over a million dollars of profit for berks county. So people may be inclined to have a detention center there, they rent out office space to ICA officers and that is how the profit is made.

So ICE arrived at the beginning of this week as part of an operation called “safe cities”. Philadelphia had the highest level of arrests. And it was an operation to arrest folks who were undocumented, who were committing crimes. They are targeting sanctuary cities. Way of masking the xenophobic ways that they have been operating. The crimes are things like loitering or smoking in front of buildings. They will continue as long as they have money for it.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: in the detention centers these people are being treated really inhumanely

Just to piggyback a lot of the crimes that they are committing are survival crimes.

Also pushing back on the idea of the ideal dreamer who maybe would not go to college route or who did not do that well in school, they may have different interests, they may not be just like us. Also a lot of the culpability is put on the parents and that is something that we need to reevaluate as well.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: here is even some pushback against being called dreamers because that criminalized the parents. So young people are being asked to not be called dreamers because their parents are the actual dreamers.

 

Leticia Robledo ’20: I just want to add. One thing we can do is to aid DACA and undocumented folks who were effected by the natural disasters and they are unable to access FEMA funds and so continue donating to the brining it home campaign.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: we made a venmo that you can donate to if you can not donate physical things.

 

Leticia Robledo ‘20: this is not just for Houston. It’s for Puerto Rico. Mexico, other Caribbean islands. Especially PR right not because they are not getting any governmental funds.

 

Alisha Clark ’18: so this was originally something that I began as a response to what happened in Houston, south Africa, and South Asia. It was anonymous and people we able to get a package of things that they would need. It is bringing it home because it is focused on Bryn Mawr. Because our community is diverse there is no disaster that is not hitting home. When people say bringing it home it is all about coming together.

 

Annika: when is the next meeting of the migrant right’s coalition

 

Rebeca Salas ’19: we do not have a date yet it will be the week before fall break. We will have a dinner and it will be more a community centered dinner to talk.

 

Kyla Fanning ’20: I wanted to say thank you for opening up the venom and where the money will be distributed, I am assuming it will be going to Bryn Mawr students but I wanted to make sure.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: if people need things right now they are able to pick up some more things. But the items right now will be shipped

 

Kayla Patton ‘18: when you send money to folks in PR its not the most helpful because there is a limited amount of stores to shop from. We will be shipping things to a church or organization

We have another organization we are shipping with to Mexico and looking for a place to ship to in the us virgin islands.

We hope the venmo will be able to just cover the shipping costs and we can use to buy more supplies.,

Maria: to close you can follow us on Facebook., we will be having events throughout the year.

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SGA Meeting 10-1-17

SGA Meeting 10-1-17

Campus Center 7pm

 

Summary

 

The beginning of the meeting was spent going over some basic news of events on campus. We broke up into small groups to discuss feelings and provide suggestions for Plenary. We were able to hear check-ins from a few positions on Rep-co. Then the Migrant Right’s Coalition lead an open forum on DACA where students were able to ask and answer questions pertaining to the recent policy changes.

 

General Announcements

 

Annika Lutzenhiser ’19: Story core is re-launching and so we are going to have a bunch of conversations with affinity groups on campus

Ill put something out in the daily digest

Alisha Clark ‘18: any other general announcements, birthdays, weddings?

 

Someone raises their hand to say it’s their birthday

 

Calla Carter ’18: sudo hoot has a logo challenge out and so if youre interested in graphic design or art or something submit them by nov 26th we have great prizes such as apple watches

 

Plenary Discussion

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: We are going into the plenary discussion.. We are modeling it the same as last time. So we will break up into 5 smaller groups and discuss.

 

Everyone breaks up and talks for 10 minutes

 

So I have heard everyone, even in the nastiest emails. I addressed the concerns and feelings in my conversation with KCass. And plenary itself was not the best thing for me, of course not. I have worked on it since summer but of course the first time is not going to be picture perfect. After plenary I am not sure how I felt about the app. Admin loved it because it was fast and because they are able to see the actual numbers. I am still on the fence about doing it again because there was about 25 people who were unable to vote. How would people feel about possibly having Plenary in the gym.

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: please make sure that when you are giving criticisms that you are thinking about the feelings of the people who you are criticizing. Alisha is a fellow student who has other things to think of.

 

Community Forum

 

Nanda Bhushan ‘19: We are going to have a complete check in of committee roles and restructure them.

RepCo Check-ins

 

Michelle ’18 and Courtney ‘18: We are res co heads. The liaison people between res life and the dorm presidents, so we meet every week and talk about what is going on in the dorms. We also meet with Angie sheets regularly. Every Tuesday morning I meet with the heads of a lot of facilities and so if you have any concerns with those groups you can being them to me and I will bring them up in those meetings.

 

Sophie Goldstein ‘20: Elections head with Milan we deal with elections cycles during the year. We just had one very recently this past weekend. You guys get a lot of emails rom me throughout the year so please read them and nominate and vote.

 

DACA Open Forum

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: We are going to move into our DACA open forum. About a week before Plenary someone brought concerns to the meeting about SGA and DACA and so we decided to hold this open forum with the Migrant Rights Coalition. We have a brief video.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: today for this event we are going to open up the floor to students. We are corunning this with the Migrant Right’s Coalition

Maria

Kayla

Rebeca

Leticia

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ’19: we are all on the e board of the coalition

We want to emphasize that this is something that is effecting people here at BMC there are undocumented students at Bryn Mawr this is not just some abstract concept.

 

Kyla Fanning ’20: I have seen stuff about KCass signing on to things to protect their students, can they do that legally and how can we support as a student body.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: Her reasoning for not saying that we are a sanctuary campus was that she didn’t want to make Bryn Mawr a target that could put students in danger because ICE could come here. Something they are doing is not complying with ICE unless they have a warrant. The admin also does not keep tabs on who is and who is not undocumented here. Even if they asked we have no information to give. Working on programs to make sure that undocumented students do not feel any different than other students

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: even with my meeting they were saying that they really do not keep tabs on anyone. The college would ask questions back before proceeding with the warrant.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: quick plug. We actually created a support group through our club so if you are undocumented or protected under DACA there is a support group that we have just to talk about what you are feeling so if you want to email me I can give you more information about that dlopezlope@brynmawr.edu. I will tell you when and where this is meeting.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: Mine is not really just a plug for ways that we can act, but in the topic of immigration in general immigration is based on capitalism and we are a country based in capitalism. I want to hand out these pamphlets that we made to show ways to help. One of the biggest ones is boycotting stores that support the private prison complex, there are so many companies that are a part of this like victorias secret, starbucks, etc. We are going to go to a senators office with DACA recipients to help and change their mind.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: in case some people are thinking what does a DACA student look like. Which is a horrible thought to think of. They are highly educated, they generally don’t have a criminal record, they are fairly young. The point is that they are all like us. You can’t use stereotypes or listen to Donald trump. They all pay taxes unlike someone else.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: when you ask who they are, they’re Americans. They were given this temporary deferment from deportation and then you can renew it again up and until it is in place. These are people who grew up here. Your neighbor could be on DACA.

 

Azalia Sprecher Hidalgo ’18: they can look like anyone, not all DACA recipients are Latinx. I think we should push back on the aspect of contributing to the economy. They are human beings, not just dollar signs. It is all just xenophobia. Fearing people because they are the stranger because they look different or are from somewhere different.

 

Rebeca Salas ’19: on my capitalistic rant, when they are being deported and held in detention centers that money is going to the shareholders, these large companies. We cant make it all about money, these are people.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: we are gong to pause for a minute and show this video:

 

I want to stress the open forum so that people can learn form each other, I don’t want people saying something ignorant because people are hurting right now. If you are not upset, you are not listening.

 

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ’19: does the community have any more questions, concerns

 

Lizzy Muhammad ‘18: I think it was Rebecca who was talking about incarceration as it relates to DACA.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘18: I am not an expert. I just kind of generalized it in terms of all migration.

Daniela: when ice arrests people they put them in detention centers and can hold them for weeks. There was a story about a DACA recipient who was held for 6 weeks because they did not have the proper documentation at the moment. In Philly in the last month ICE arrested 107 people.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: If you want to talk more about private prisons America has a long history of imprisoning African Americans

 

Azalia Sprecher Hidalgo ‘18: so the way that these prisons and the government operate is that they hire private corporations and so they are getting paid. The soap. Food, blankets are all from outside companies and in turn they sponsor some political campaigns. To see how this is part of the private prison industry.

 

Kayla Patton ‘18: yeah everything is super connected I just wanted to add on that even if it is not privately run it still brings in over a million dollars of profit for berks county. So people may be inclined to have a detention center there, they rent out office space to ICA officers and that is how the profit is made.

So ICE arrived at the beginning of this week as part of an operation called “safe cities”. Philadelphia had the highest level of arrests. And it was an operation to arrest folks who were undocumented, who were committing crimes. They are targeting sanctuary cities. Way of masking the xenophobic ways that they have been operating. The crimes are things like loitering or smoking in front of buildings. They will continue as long as they have money for it.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: in the detention centers these people are being treated really inhumanely

Just to piggyback a lot of the crimes that they are committing are survival crimes.

Also pushing back on the idea of the ideal dreamer who maybe would not go to college route or who did not do that well in school, they may have different interests, they may not be just like us. Also a lot of the culpability is put on the parents and that is something that we need to reevaluate as well.

 

Daniela Lopez Lopez ‘19: here is even some pushback against being called dreamers because that criminalized the parents. So young people are being asked to not be called dreamers because their parents are the actual dreamers.

 

Leticia Robledo ’20: I just want to add. One thing we can do is to aid DACA and undocumented folks who were effected by the natural disasters and they are unable to access FEMA funds and so continue donating to the brining it home campaign.

 

Rebeca Salas ‘19: we made a venmo that you can donate to if you can not donate physical things.

 

Leticia Robledo ‘20: this is not just for Houston. It’s for Puerto Rico. Mexico, other Caribbean islands. Especially PR right not because they are not getting any governmental funds.

 

Alisha Clark ’18: so this was originally something that I began as a response to what happened in Houston, south Africa, and South Asia. It was anonymous and people we able to get a package of things that they would need. It is bringing it home because it is focused on Bryn Mawr. Because our community is diverse there is no disaster that is not hitting home. When people say bringing it home it is all about coming together.

 

Annika: when is the next meeting of the migrant right’s coalition

 

Rebeca Salas ’19: we do not have a date yet it will be the week before fall break. We will have a dinner and it will be more a community centered dinner to talk.

 

Kyla Fanning ’20: I wanted to say thank you for opening up the venom and where the money will be distributed, I am assuming it will be going to Bryn Mawr students but I wanted to make sure.

 

Alisha Clark ‘18: if people need things right now they are able to pick up some more things. But the items right now will be shipped

 

Kayla Patton ‘18: when you send money to folks in PR its not the most helpful because there is a limited amount of stores to shop from. We will be shipping things to a church or organization

We have another organization we are shipping with to Mexico and looking for a place to ship to in the us virgin islands.

We hope the venmo will be able to just cover the shipping costs and we can use to buy more supplies.,

Maria: to close you can follow us on Facebook., we will be having events throughout the year.