Campaigning for a Non-discrimination Policy at Georgetown College


In the last few months, students and faculty of Georgetown College have been trying to a pass a non-discrimination policy on campus to make a safer space for gay and lesbian members of the community, making it impossible for students, faculty, or staff to be fired or expelled from the college just because of their secxal identity.  

A proposal from the faculty to create such a policy moved to the Board of Trustees late last year, but the Board decded to not move forward with it. 

The Scott County Chapter of KFTC decided to support the campaign by facilitating a "power analysis" to help clarify the objectives of the campaign, map out where stakeholders stand on the issue and how much influence the have, to help plan next steps.  It was also a good space to root our work in why fighting discrimination and standing in solidarity woth the LGBT community is important. 

Last week, severnteen Georgetown College students and faculty gathered on campus to map out the power analysis, which was very useful and since then there has been a flurry of activity on campus including media work, and holding signs and leafleting outside of this weekend's Board of Trustees meeting, futher planning, and conversations with administrators.

The next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th,  from 7-9pm in the Ensor Learning Resources Center room 150.

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