Author: Katherine Kirk
The USGA Senate held an informal session Sept. 14 in the Hill Student Center Ballroom. They welcomed students to the first part of the meeting to discuss the protest that escalated to a fight outside of the Hill Student Center earlier that day.
- Angela Lee, UAB’s USGA President, said that the man who was protesting by Campus was allowed to be there because he attained a permit from City Hall. The permit allowed the man to protest in a certain spot on campus because it was owned by the city of Birmingham not UAB. The UAB police department was on standby at the event in case the protesters were to trespass on UAB property.
- USGA is working to get in touch with Birmingham legislatures to see what can be done to prevent future altercations with protestors.
- USGA will be supporting a Know Your Rights Campaign held October 25, 2021, to educate students on their legal rights when it comes to Freedom of Speech and protesting. USGA will also have an event Wednesday September 22, 2021, called the Advocacy Workshop where they will have a speaker from the Alabama Higher Education Partnership.
- In order to help students feel safer on campus, a student attendee, as well as several senators, suggested that USGA send out a mass email or text message to keep students informed of future USGA meetings and events, as well as inform students of information discussed during the meeting. This would be a message sent separately from B-Alert and social media to help reach a wider audience.