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Resolution Supporting the Day of Silence Project

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DAY OF SILENCE PROJECT

Adopted 3/24/03

Whereas,      The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University

states, “The Associated Students…[shall] assist in the protection of the rights

and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and

programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student

and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and

cultural well-being of the University community;” and

Whereas,      Humboldt State University and the Associated Students of Humboldt State

University support and value diversity, which is not limited to different ethnicities

and cultures, but also includes gender and sexual orientation, and

Whereas,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University uphold a commitment to

commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the community on

issues of diversity and extend opportunities of equal rights for all people, and

Whereas,      The Day of Silence Project is a international student-led action day that protests

the discrimination, harassment and abuse faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and

transgender (LGBT) people and their allies, and

Whereas,      The Day of Silence Project advocates awareness of diversity issues and mobilizes

people of all sexual orientations and gender identities who support lesbian, gay,

bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights to take a vow of silence to recognize and

protest the silence that LGBT people face each day, and

Whereas,      The 2003 Day of Silence will be held on April 9th.  Therefore be it

Resolved,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially support and

commend the actions of the Day of Silence Project, and the HSU students who

have taken it upon themselves to organize and facilitate this event; be it further

Resolved,      The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages active

participation in this event amongst our students, staff, and faculty; participation

includes taking a vow of silence for the duration of April 9th 2003 until the hour

of 5pm at which time participants will gather on the UC Quad for the “Breaking

the Silence” followed by coalition building, socializing, and empowerment

activities; be it further

Resolved,      That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice-President of Student Affairs Dr. Steve Butler, Academic Provost

Richard Vrem, HSU Department chairs, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU’s Multi-

Cultural Center, the California State Student Association, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:  Gretchen Kinney

_____________________________________               ______________________________

            Samantha Williams                                     James Corcoran

            AHSS Representative                                         RHA Representative

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      Manuel Fonseca                                             Gretchen Kinney

Legislative Vice President                                             President