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SGA considers bills aimed at normalizing the use of gender pronouns

By JULIA CHOE | November 18, 2021



SGA voted to give away cookies, doughnuts and beanies at this year’s Lighting of the Quads. 

The Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly general body meeting Tuesday to discuss two bills regarding gender pronoun awareness from the Women and Gender Minorities’ Caucus (WGMC) as well as a bill to fund an SGA table at the Lighting of the Quads (LOTQ). 

SGA Lighting of the Quads Tabling Funding Bill

Senior Class Senator Angela Hussain presented the SGA Lighting of the Quads Tabling Funding Bill to have SGA hold a tabling event during this year’s LOTQ on Dec. 3.

  • Hussain believes that the event might give SGA “a lot of visibility on campus because a lot of other clubs and org[anizations] will be [there] as well.”
  • SGA is planning to give away Insomnia Cookies, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and SGA beanies; the total cost would be $877.
  • Senior Class President Nathan Mudrak and Executive Vice President Breanna Soldatelli independently inquired about providing alternatives for students with dietary restrictions. Soldatelli suggested that the table have a sign pointing out the appropriate foods for each dietary restriction. She believes that this “will encourage more people to go if they know they can eat [something].”
  • The bill passed unanimously.

WGMC Tabling Bill

Sophomore Class President Kobi Khong presented the WGMC Tabling Bill, an initiative to raise awareness and normalize gender pronouns. If passed, the WGMC will hold a tabling event alongside SGA’s tabling event on Nov. 29.

  • Khong said that the event will “have the J-Cash raffle again, where if you show that you updated your [myJHU portal] with your pronouns, then you get entered for a chance to win $10.”
  • The total cost would be $100 for J-Cash prizes.
  • The bill passed unanimously.

WGMC Pronoun Pin Bill

Sophomore Class Senator Ireland Parrish presented the WGMC Pronoun Pin Bill, an initiative focused on normalizing gender pronouns.

  • According to Parrish, an event will be held that allows students to “create their own pins from fiber arts.” The total cost of supplies for the pins amounts to $170.48.
  • The Finance Committee had not passed the bill before the GBM. This was a procedural error that forced the bill to be tabled.

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