Every week, the SSA prepares a summary of what the secular student movement is doing. To hear this update and news from the secular movement, tune into the SCA's National Secular Movement Update every Thursday at 12PM ET.
Presented by Kelley Freeman, Communications Associate at the Secular Student Alliance
As stated last week, ACPA—College Student Educators International's conference—is next weekend, March 5th-8th, in Tampa, Florida. This is the Secular Student Alliance's third year at ACPA. Our presence at ACPA allows us to meet the growing demand of college administrators to know how to make their campuses welcoming to the growing body of students without religion.
Lyz Liddell, Director of Campus Organizing, will be attending and providing two presentations. There will be a Secular Safe Zone Facilitator training and a workshop on religious privilege. For more information on the Secular Safe Zone and information on becoming an Ally, please visit http://secularsafezone.org.
As a result of their Sex-Positive Week last February, the SSA at Sacramento City College, along with allied organizations, raised an official Campus Issue with the administration regarding the need for gender-neutral restrooms on campus. They asked that all single-stall restrooms be converted to gender neutral and that all new buildings include them as well. The purpose of this initiative is to make Sac City's campus more inclusive of transgender students. SCC President Kathryn Jeffery signed a letter directing the Campus Development Committee and Facilities Office to do exactly that. For their efforts, we have awarded SSA at Sac City College an Award for Outstanding Activism. Check it out!
The Secular Student Alliance has awarded an individual student project grant to Amanda Scott in Alabama. She plans to use the project grant to become a Humanist Celebrant and to officiate same-sex marriages in Alabama. We are very excited about this project and hope to be able to award more individual project grants in the future!
That's all for this week! For more information, questions, comments or additions to student-led efforts in the secular movement, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.