Spectrum and Bwog’s Mention of Q’s search for a Safe Space

Lauren Malotra-Guadet (BC’15), our current President of Club Q, was mentioned in This Spectrum Article and  This Bwog Article regarding their SGA safe space proposal. This article highlights different proposals that students submitted to SGA (Barnard’s Student Government Association) concerning how they would like to spend $32,000.

Although Spectrum included some unconfirmed information when describing Malotra-Guadet’s proposal, the publicity of LGBTQA sensitive issues is an important step towards open discussion concerning safe spaces on campus.

The Spectrum quote reads: “Lauren Malotra-Gaudet, BC ’15, presented a proposal for a new Queer Student Union. The space would serve as a resource center and community space for queer students and allies, and it would require swipe access. Malotra-Gaudet proposed a partnership with Barnard’s zine library as well as a lending library. The space, which would be Barnard-specific, would provide an alternative to the existing Stephen Donaldson Lounge, which is in the basement of Furnald.”

Although Malotra-Gaudet’s proposal was turned down, Q is excited that open discussions concerning safe spaces for our LGBTQA students on campus is being brought before our Student Government Association and before our Administration.


By: Korinne DeCesario BC’15

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