June 30, 2020
Last Friday the SFSS Board of Directors discussed the matter of Student Unions and Groups being able to contribute their Core funds to Black-led and/or Indigenous-led causes and organizations. This led to a motion to suspend the relevant policy until August 1, 2020 to give Student Unions and Groups time to have a meeting and pass a motion.
Here is the motion approved by the Board:
Whereas student unions have reached out with the desire to donate to Black Lives Matter-focused causes with core funds, Whereas the use of these funds for supporting events and other activities is reduced due to COVID-19 and social distancing,
Whereas the SFSS Board of Directors at the June 12th board meeting approved a $3,000 donation to the Black in BC Community Emergency Support Fund for COVID-19,
Whereas the SFSS has released a statement on June 1st, 2020 in support of Black Lives Matter and Indigenous peoples and encouraged students to support Black-led initiatives and organizations,
Be it resolved to suspend MGP-4 4.14.a until August 1st, 2020 to allow student unions to donate core funding to Black-led causes and organizations and/or Indigenous-led causes and organizations.