UGBC’s budget for the upcoming academic year is set at $343,225, an increase of $14,087—or 4.3 percent—over last year’s allocation.
“The vast majority of UGBC’s advocacy work, however, is done by ALC, GLC, and CSD, which is often forgotten in the midst of Senate elections and debates that do nothing for the student body.”
Massachusetts voters will take to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to repeal the transgender anti-discrimination law put in place in 2016, which added gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in public accommodations.
Boston College’s Pride Week was filled with events to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ+ community at BC. The week featured an opening event and community dinner, information on protecting trans rights, a queer intersectionality panel, and more.
The budget for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College is set at $329,138 for the 2018-19 year, a $1,162 increase over the 2017-18 budget. The main goals for this year’s budget are to allocate and spend money more efficiently and reach as many students as possible during UGBC events, according to Annika Li, vice president of financial affairs for UGBC and CSOM ’19.
The talk was a part of Undergraduate Government of BC’s GLBTQ+ Leadership Council’s (GLC) annual Pride Week, and it was sponsored in collaboration with the Philippine Society of BC.
“As it continues to face larger and more difficult attempts at policy change, these smaller events help to shape the campus climate and bring about the gradual developments that will hopefully lead to larger changes in the future.”
Multiple on-campus organizations are joining together to host a march for the marginalized Thursday morning.