Facilitating: Andres Ramirez
Blogging: Roxanne Bogucka
- I Remember… (Voluntary – 5 minutes)
- Scheduling monthly meetings (Dale -10 minutes)
- Scheduling Orlando Readings session (Andres -10 minutes)
- Planning next events /disABILITY Advocacy training (Dale -10 minutes)
- Meditation Spaces assessment group & new DASIG name (Andres -10 minutes)
- Recruiting & mentoring strategies for students (Andres -10 minutes)
- It Made Me Think… (Voluntary – 5 minutes)
Below are several points to keep in mind for this meeting:
We will be holding discussion of our Bylaws for a separate 2-hour meeting yet to be scheduled. If you have not yet voted and would like to participate in the Bylaws discussion, please select times in the following Doodle Poll that you will be able to attend:
Due to busy schedules during August, Kristen Hogan has agreed to reschedule the Orlando Readings discussion session for September.
The disABILITY Advocacy training was voted as our next event for early Fall, and we will be looking for volunteers interested in helping organize this event.
Also, Dale and I contacted Facilities earlier in the summer about our charge regarding “safe spaces” and they provided the following guidance:
-isolate functional requirements of the space
-engage representative sample of the projected users of such a space. At UC Berkeley their student government has pushed for similar spaces, quiet areas around campus that are available for students to meditate, rest, etc. Here’s an article:
They are going to include one of these rooms in their new undergraduate library renovation:
They are focusing on the “REST zones” from a wellness perspective:
-meet with Krystal Wyatt-Baxter to think about how best to systematically gather information that would take the ideas DASIG has for safe spaces and operationalize them in a way that we can consider it in the next renovation
-find another term rather than “safe spaces” as all of the libraries are meant to be safe spaces.