Day 19: Diversity training, bowling night, and celebration cake - May 29, 2013Josh Le - Wed May 29, 2013
Top: The SU Exec, Services Managers, and Services Directors attended a Diversity Training Session about the important work of inclusivity and understanding the intersections of oppressions that affect the SU and our interpersonal relationships. We had sessions on anti-oppression by APIRG (Alberta Public Interest Research Group), Safe Spaces training by iSMSS (Institute of Sexual Minority Studies and Services), and gender-based violence, power, and community accountability by the SU's GBVPP (Gender Based Violence Prevention Project). To say the least, it was very thought-provoking in how we act daily and it forced me to think about social norms we've developed. Here are some links I requested to share for those interested in learning more:
Bottom-left: The SU Staff Wellness Program went 5 pin bowling at Bonnie Doon. It was great to hangout with the staff and join in a friendly competition of bowling. Kim had the highest score of 123 to earn the crown!
Bottom-right: There always seems to be a celebration in the office. The Programming and Venues department brought some delicious ice cream cake to celebrate the end of a big chapter in their season.
Other notables: - The Gateway Student Journalism Society voted to outsource their ad sales to FREE Media. - I got an SU branded umbrella to protect myself from the random Edmonton rain storms.