Meeting 09/11/2011 summary

Two new motions were discussed in this meeting, which was the first with the campaign being a campaign of the LGBTQ Campaign. The meeting began with the definition of “Safe Spaces”, a concept important in both motions discussed.

The first concerned male and female welfare reps, and ensuring that these positions of their equivalents have a mandate to provide support to all comers, regardless of their gender, so that those who may not fit into “male” or “female” have a welfare officer catering for them. Various comments were made concerning the motion, and it will be placed online for further consideration and editing.

The second motion concerned gendered events, and noted that the original JCR motion included on this website was not sufficient for stopping the exclusion of trans-identified or non gender-binary people. The motion accepted the need for safe spaces in gender-specific welfare events, but pointed out that gendered events outside welfare events can be done away with. Various comments were made concerning the motion, and it will be placed online for further consideration and editing.

Further campaign meetings will occur every week for the rest of turn. The current mailing list is being retired, in favour of using the LGBTQ-Campaign mailing list.