Note: Weekly summaries are posted newest first. If you are catching up, start at the bottom.
Prepare and release a public statement regarding the Transformative Accountability process and inquiry.
Finalize and post August Newsletter
Create roadmap of phase 2 of the TA process and inquiry, examining CSPC policies and incident reporting.
Proceed with phase 2 of the TA process and inquiry.
Open Search and recruitment for FetLife monitor.
Review applicants for Operations Manager position.
Week of Aug 26, 2019
Created a prioritized project queue, we currently have 29 critical projects lined up. Want to help? Contact president@theCSPC.org to help rebuild the CSPC.
Much work has been done to move the La Queer inquiry forward, though it can’t be commented on quite yet. We have outlined a public statement to bring everyone up to speed, but it has yet to be drafted or approved. This release is our top priority at the moment.
Actions based on member input: Drafted, approved, and posted weekly Progress Reports in an effort to improve transparency. (Suggested at 8/14 BoD meeting)
Week of Aug 19, 2019
Decision reached to incorporate the report into a broader inquiry into current policy, including but not limited to historic incident reporting practices.
FetLife group rules were drafted.
Operations Manager job listing posted on various sites.
Coordinated BoD Gallery unlocking and registration prep for a month of parties during our operation manager's well deserved vacation.
Actions based on member input: Transitioning to proposed parties being required to have commitments for key volunteer positions before securing rental booking. (EC feedback)
Week of Aug 12, 2019
BoD prepared for what could be an influx of attendees at the 8/14 Board Meeting. Processes were created and extra time given to ensure all voices who wished to speak would be heard.
Common narratives included the need to make safer spaces for our queer members, and how volunteers are burning out due to a dearth in numbers and insufficient processes...which are not unrelated matters.
Testimony from incident participants and stakeholders were, received, processed, and evaluated.
Actions based on member input: House Rules posters for parties were created and implemented for the All In party (8/16) and to be posted at all future CSPC parties. (Suggested at 8/14 BoD meeting)
Week of Aug 5, 2019
Following an incident at the La Queer party (8/3/19), BoD members caught up on the flurry of emails and public discourse.
An emergency leadership meeting took place to formulate a preliminary action plan for the incident itself as well as the inflammatory postings on the unmonitored CSPC FetLife group.
Fet posting was disabled due to discrimination, doxxing, misinformation, and the lack of leadership bandwidth to properly monitor.
The Board adopted a Transformative Accountability process to explore and address the incident, which required rapid training of leadership and assessing current power dynamics and the historic context.