SGA closes meeting to talk with Intercultural student affairs

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Media: The Berkeley Beacon Archives

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

By Frankie Rowley

The Student Government Association’s weekly Student Assembly meeting was closed to the public and The Beacon, after the group entered executive session to discuss “social justice, power, and privilege” with the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs. 

The conversation was open to SGA members and participants invited to facilitate the conversation. The motion to close the meeting, which was unanimously approved, was made in order to “garner a more honest and open conversation,” Executive President Lindsay Debrosse said. 

SGA occasionally enters executive session, or closes their meetings to the public, when discussing a student organization annual budget request. They also closed sessions last March when the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. began to accelerate.