CORC Constitution Amendment
The Community Organizing Resource Collective (CORC), a College Government (CG) committee which works to facilitate equality and inclusion on campus, is proposing change to their amendment to alter the name of the group’s leader. The new position’s title, which is currently the Multicultural Affairs Coordinator, is being proposed to be Community Organizing and Inclusion Liaison. According to Cal Bullitt ’21, who currently holds the position, this title emphasizes the collaborative nature of the position moreso. The senate will vote on this change on Monday, November 18.
Proposed Resolution to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The senate’s student representatives for academic council proposed a College Government resolution to officially support recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October instead of Columbus Day, a topic that Academic Council began discussing earlier in the semester. This is the first Wellesley College resolution, although similar measures have been taken at schools such as Amherst and Harvard. It was cosponsored by Kisha James ’21, president of the Wellesley Native American Student Association and Sabrein Gharad ’21, president of Amnesty International. The resolution is not a legislative act, but rather is intended to demonstrate to academic counsel that students support the change to recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Senate will vote November 11 on whether to pass the resolution.
Hong Kong John Lennon Wall
A group of Wellesley students with ties to Hong Kong officially requested use of the College Government spam board in order to create a John Lennon Wall to raise awareness about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and engage students with the issue. According to one of the organizers, Lennon Walls have historically been used as spaces where Hong Kongers can share their messages of protest and support, although the idea originated out of the late 1980s anti-government protests in the Czech Republic. According to the group, all students will be allowed to add to the wall in the form of sticky notes and it will be maintained through the end of the semester. Senate is slated to vote on the proposal Monday, November 18.