CU Standing Up for What’s Right
Photo Credit: Buffs for Reproductive Justice
There are two things that happened on CU’s campus that I would like to bring attention to. The first is that Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano didn’t change campus policy in regards to the White House guidance on transgender rights. In his announcement, he said, “First, I want to state unequivocally that we welcome, support and respect our transgender community and are here to engage you as a vital member of the CU Boulder community. All members of the CU Boulder community deserve to feel welcome, safe and respected.” He then went on to say though whatever regulations are being made in the White House, it does not change CU’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy or the Sexual Misconduct Policy, and that the school “will continue to prohibit discrimination or harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.” Well said Chancellor! Many negative changes are being made by Trump, but we have to remember to always lead with love.
The second thing I want to bring up is that on February 28th there was a rally for Planned Parenthood at the UMC fountains sponsored by Buffs for Reproductive Justice. I unfortunately was unable to go because I had class, but I would have supported the hell out of Planned Parenthood and everything it stands for. It’s silly that the topic of Planned Parenthood is so controversial when it’s purpose is to support women’s health. Why does there need to be a right and wrong way when it comes to women’s health? Most people think it just has to do with abortion, but that’s only one service that they provide among countless others! I feel very honored to be a part of CU’s community. Standing up for what you believe in seems to be common among CU’s students!