Monday, September 29, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 29, 2014

Hello Unity!

Today, Monday September 29, 2014, was a wonderful meeting! We had a bit of business to go over (I apologize in advance for the long windedness):
  • If anyone would like to attend a Mary Landrieu Q&A on October 1st please contact us at
  • SIL is starting a new organization for commuter students called Commuters United. It is being set up as an organization run by and for commuter student at UNO. It will be a forum for commuters to make their voice heard on campus and will be responsible for setting up new programs and initiatives for commuters. To join contact
  • We still would love for our non-active members to upgrade! The Activation fee is $8. Please remember that without the participation of our membership we cannot put on our events. To pay dues, give them to Anna, she can be reached at
  • Please submit T-shirt ideas! Either though Facebook or directly to the Unity e-mail. We have received no submissions. If we don’t receive any the E-board will make the decision ourselves.
  • The This I Believe Event is happening tomorrow night in the UC Ballroom. If you have not received your UNIV book club credit, it would be wise to attend.
  • If you would be interested in helping to start an OSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Organization on campus, contact Chance Aucoin at
  • A representative of BreakOUT! Stopped by the meeting to explain what the organization is about. BreakOUT! builds the power of LGBTQ youth most impacted by the criminal justice system to affect concrete policy change to fight the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans, LA. Visit their facebook page here:

Our meeting topic for today was Labels, and should we be expected to label ourselves. Our next meeting will be on October 6, 2014 and it will be a Queer Quad Picnic (Field Day [very few strenuous activities]).

Also, the list of the Sexual Identities we went over in our meeting today are attached to this e-mail.


Unity Meeting Minutes from September 22, 2014

Hello Unity!
We had a meeting Monday September 22, 2014. We had a bit of business to go over:

• Safe space training has been postponed to October 28th from 2-5PM. The link to sign up is:

• Orientation Leaders are looking for new recruits, applications are available today in the Privateer Enrollment Center! If you just want to learn more, there is an interest meeting in the Privateer Pride Room in the PEC from 3-4PM Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

• At the meeting Cory Lang talked about the Awakening Retreat which is a spirituality-based retreat through Loyola. It is a Safe Space environment, and you do not need to be religious to go. The cost is $40 and the date is October 3rd-5th. Contact Cory at for more information.

The meeting topic was Bisexuality/Pansexuality Difference and Similarities. Our next meeting will be Monday September 29, 2014 where the topic will be Labels in the Queer Community.

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 15, 2014

Hello Unity!

We had a meeting monday, September 15, 2014. First we went over some buisness:

  • Dues are $8 and a t-shirt is an additional $10 If you have not payed the $8 dues you are not an active member which means you can't get a t-shirt, you cannot vote in elections or run for office, and you cannot vote on prom/event themes or t-shirt designs.

  • Safe space training has been postponed, the new date will now be on October 28th from 2-5PM and the next one will be November 21st from 12-3PM. The link to the Safe Space site is here on our website on the right sidebar.

Our topic for the meeting was a heavy hitter. It was: Allies, and should they be in the intitialism? We did this debate style, and got some really great feedback. Some people even changed their opinions once all was said and done. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as the E-board did, and we hope to have more meetings like this one in the future.

Join us next time, on September 22, 2014 where our topic will be: Bisexual/Pansexual, differeces and similarities.

Thanks all!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Unity Meeting Minutes from September 8, 2014

Hello Unity!
We had a meeting today, September 8, 2014. Remember, attendance to our meetings can effect your membership status.

At the meeting we went over some business:
  1.  To become a member you must give your $8 dues to our Treasurer, Anna Gowin. Her contact information is on our website:
  2. Unity's Big Gay Talent Show is coming up in early November, we will continue to inform you about the event as we put the details in stone.
  3. Unity will offer T-shirts again this year that will almost definitely have more on the besides the word "Unity". You must be an active member to receive a T-shirt, the activation fee is $8and the T-shirt is $10.
  4. Lastly, I (Steven, Unity Secretary) will pass around a roll sheet at every meeting. Please make sure that you sign it if you attend the meeting. This way you get credit for attendance and you are not penalized accidentally.
That's all for the business.
Our meeting topic today  was Queer Friendly Locations in NOLA (and Metairie).  The locations will be posted on our website ( sometime within the next few days. But here is the link to the map:
Safe Space training will be available on September 12th, sign up here:

Unity Meeting Minutes from August 25, 2014

We had a wonderful first meeting! The purpose of this e-mail is to summarize what happened for those who might have missed the meeting, as well as to give you some information regarding our website and social media site and upcoming events. 
Here are the links:
Twitter – UNO_Unity
Instagram – UNO_Unity
Coming up for Unity
Unity Presents: Ultimate Clue! - Unity will be hosting another Privateer Plunge event. A campus wide Clue game full of intrigue, excitement, and lots of Queerness. Come as your favorite Clue character or just as yourself, either way the day will be lots of fun. It will be on Saturday September 6, 2014 from Noon to 3PM. Hope you all can make it!  
Now for the minutes: 
Ally Daily – President
“Unity is the LGBTQIQAP+ organization on campus. We are a safe space for queer students on campus and we educate our members on aspects of the queer community in the NOLA area and around the world.” 
Moe Labbe – Vice-President
The Vice President handles prep and advertisement for Unity events in conjunction with the rest of the E-board. The VP also becomes Acting President when the President is away. 
Steven Scott – Secretary
I handle all contact between the E-board and the General Members though e-mails or by phone. I also handle the records, such as numbers of Service Hours each member has, which members are active, and attendance. 
Anna Gowin – Treasurer
The treasurer handles all things monetary. She will collect the Activation Fee and the t-shirt payments. 
Brooke Bolden – Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator upkeeps the social media outlets and documents Unity events on camera. 
We then played a very intense game of Queer Jeopardy/Trivia. Thank you so much for those of you that attended. Our next meeting will be Monday September 8, 2014