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Advocacy & Policy

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Transcript of Advocacy & Policy

Who am I?
Madison, CT - near New Haven
2 high schools (arts <3)

Gay, cis, white, male - he/him/his

Awareness of privilege
Emphasis of learning and growing

Ideas person who loves problem-solving
Experience
Senator for Equity & Outreach of DSG
learning, problem-solving
collaboration & committee

Editorial Board of The Chronicle
strong writing skills

BDU
RA

DiscoverEat Food Project & IA
run projects independently

Me Too Monologues
the arts
A&P #Goalz
30-60 minute weekly committee meetings
Proactive
idea implementation

Problem-solve
issues as arise
Open meetings
Specific Ideas
Outreach to queer an questioning students
- expand CSGD, BDU, queer reach

Visibility

Ally initiative
- expanding acceptance, understanding, and knowledge
French class

Cultural/Identity affinity groups

BDU moving forward
Inclusiveness within the BDU and LGBTQ+ community
"identity politics" - acknowledge different levels of acceptance
Education sessions for authentic activities and conversation
Work w/ cultural affinity groups
Programs + resources for students from non-accepting backgrounds
Work with CAPS for resources and talks - introducing queer counselor
Why I'm running
Make Advocacy and Policy
force for change
in Duke community.

1) Broad problem @ Duke of majority of individuals unaware, not learning
RA training example

2) Spread LGBTQ+
safe spaces
across the campus community
Lack of identity acknowledgment
Fear of questioning individuals/lack of space for them to come out

3) Make BDU more
inclusive
and foster
collaboration
among cultural/identity affinity groups
Advocacy & Policy
Michael Gulcicek

Overall Objectives
SPREADING INCLUSIVENESS *
Outreach to queer and
questioning students
Expansion of
visibility
Creating a space and place for
allies
defining ally as
active role
Collaborating with
cultural/identity affinity groups
intersectionality
* Awareness of Others' Identities
Committed
Aware
and push to
learn and grow
help others learn and grow
Open to
ideas
, listen + work with everyone
Weekly meetings
- set and achieve goals
Inclusiveness
- within and outside BDU
Make safe place to come out
Spread
reach
and
presence
Using A&P as a platform to make Duke a more
comfortable
and
accepting
place for all queer, LGBTQ+ students on campus

Summary
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