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ARC Club Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Caro Gonzales
26:07
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCXD5BfjqTo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Sky B they/them
28:23
word—i wish there had been a discussion about appropriation while i was at artcenter
Sky B they/them
28:49
it should be taught at a design school!
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
29:27
BIG OOF
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
30:00
Those remarks by the instructors are terrible
Sky B they/them
32:18
just wow—that line of thinking is so illogical; the gaslighting of it all
Izel Tamayo
32:51
Agreed, whenever anyone asks about art center I straight up tell them it’s not worth it
Izel Tamayo
33:54
Love Rocio <3
Allison Dalton (she/her/hers)
36:00
Next term faculty will be able to view pronouns and preferred names on rosters :)
Izel Tamayo (they/them)
39:09
oof
Athena Aquino (she/her)
40:21
That is so upsetting, I am so sorry you had to go through that
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
40:30
Thank you for sharing, I’m so sorry you had to experience that
Sky B they/them
40:52
wow—all these comments are taking me right back to the toxic atmosphere ACCD is/was 2012-2016. I have done a lot of willful forgetting since I’ve left. But all these comments are 100% the atmosphere i was in. Unbelievable nothing has changed
Sade Ndya
47:02
Yep!
Brazyl Thompson
47:10
Go off!!
Kotta Katsuda (she/her)
48:50
great point about the academic zero tolerance vs. lack of title ix zero tolerance!!
Sean Scott
54:20
Where can I read the students’ accounts of faculty bad behavior?
teresa ho
54:30
@blackataccd
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
54:31
@blackataccd on Instagram
Sean Scott
54:41
Thanks
Caro Gonzales
56:46
“Up all day and up all night” school motto
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:02:18
Is there a link to the breakdown graph?
Michelle Constantine
01:02:33
it’s on DotEd
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:02:37
Thank you!
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:02:56
Cut 👏 them 👏 salaries 👏
Mira Lanz
01:03:09
^^^^
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:03:09
That’s a lot of profit for a “non profit” lol
Sean Scott
01:03:28
Approx how many students at Art Center?
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:03:36
I believe roughly 2,500
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:03:44
All links and references can be found on antiracist classroom.com under Demand Data and Research
Minh Williams
01:03:53
may I add to that?
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:03:56
Yeah I would say around 3000, but corona has lowered that a lot
Dara Morgenstern (she/her)
01:04:16
~2300 according to the website
Citlalli Aguirre
01:04:58
Can someone let people in the waiting room
Sade Ndya
01:05:20
This research is all super helpful! We’re doing all of the work for them and literally feeding them info breakdowns, it shouldn’t be as hard as they make it out to be
Molly Moessinger
01:05:49
I don't think it shows anyone as currently in the waiting room, can you ask them to try and rejoin? @citlalli
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:06:42
Who is this woman??
Sky B they/them
01:07:09
just incredible. Those admin responses are pure gaslighting and evasion
james gildea
01:08:19
Ive heard the student housing thing for 5+ years
Sade Ndya
01:08:36
Literally every year being at ACCD ^^
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:08:36
I heard it when coming in as a prospective student…
james gildea
01:09:17
And remember talking to people on their way out in 2015 that it was in the ‘planning stage’ for 5 years before that
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:09:20
I was also told that the grand plan was being completed in 2025, so I held no expectations for that to be completed tbh
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:15:56
There's no raise your hand feature I think
Izel Tamayo (they/them)
01:16:04
It’s above the chat :0
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:16:19
I don't see it?
Sofia Goebel
01:16:22
It’s under the “participants” toggle, yeah above chat
Mira Lanz
01:16:24
open participants tab, its on the bottom right
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:16:28
I don’t have it either...
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:16:32
Oh I see it now, thanks!
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:17:04
Oh me too now! okay thanks
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:17:35
Now we want to open the call for Q&A. Please use the chat feature and we will call out your name. We will unmute you so that you can ask your question live. To make sure that no one is interrupted or talked over, please use the raise your hand feature (next to your name in the participant list) if you would like to discuss or comment.
Molly Moessinger
01:17:42
Or, if interested in sharing your own separate stories or experiences, you can write in the chat section and we will read them aloud for you
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:18:05
I have a question about tuition reduction
Xavier Cerrilla
01:18:39
I’d be interested to hear what more Development had to say about the goals listed
sergi
01:19:28
Is there a way to reduce tuition, over a 5-10 year period
matt.neri@artcenter.edu
01:19:32
a lot to discuss, a few questions 1) has anyone talked to a law form regarding the title IX cases or has this just been reported to accd only
sergi
01:19:35
Ill check the link
sergi
01:19:36
lol
Molly Moessinger
01:19:38
https://www.savingforcollege.com/article/surge-in-number-of-colleges-cutting-tuition#:~:text=A%20tuition%20reset%20is%20a,does%20not%20decrease%20by%20much.
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:19:45
Thanks
Molly Moessinger
01:19:46
There's the link for anyone wondering!
matt.neri@artcenter.edu
01:20:18
2) Whats going on with the national drop strategy and action
Sarah Churng (she/they)
01:20:38
Hi. Queer, disabled, former IxD adjunct faculty here. I’m not currently ACCD faculty, but in the future should i continue there, I would be happy to provide faculty liaisonship, should you all need that.
Molly Moessinger
01:20:53
Thank you Sarah!
james gildea
01:23:07
What is tuition strike?
Ozzy (he/him/)
01:23:33
I want to say that I’m very proud to see the Library’s presence here today, including some of their staff. Thank you for standing here today (on a weekend) with the students.
Peder Albertson
01:25:08
I also had a question about large scale donations from outside people and companies?
Carrie Hansen (she/her)
01:25:14
Development is fundraising
Allison Dalton (she/her/hers)
01:25:19
I think he’s asking about Emily Laskin, what she said?
Carrie Hansen (she/her)
01:25:23
ACX is kids, teens, extension
Caro Gonzales
01:25:42
Matt is next, then sarah
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:25:42
yes^ used to be called ArtCenter Public Programs but now called ACX
Carrie Hansen (she/her)
01:25:42
Emily Laskin in Senior VP of development
Carrie Hansen (she/her)
01:25:47
*is
Xavier Cerrilla
01:27:28
Thanks, y’all
Brazyl Thompson
01:27:29
Woooow, I didn’t know they were mad about that exhibition. That’s actually saddening and disappointing to hear.
Dillon Chi
01:28:44
I'm curious to hear what thought has been given to creating obtainable goals in tuition resets.
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:33:05
Also, just a note that the previous two Title IX coordinators were Black Women and they both resigned.
Julia (They/Them)
01:33:40
MIT and Harvard on that list too
Sean Scott
01:34:07
Yes, please post list of other schools who are proposing similar action.
Joey 🎒 Serricchio
01:34:51
are those all current students?
Allison Dalton (she/her/hers)
01:35:05
There’s faculty who have signed too.
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:37:06
THANK YOUUU!!
Sky B they/them
01:37:14
love to the library
Michelle Constantine
01:37:27
you’re welcome!
Michelle Constantine
01:37:43
and thanks to all you!
Molly Moessinger
01:38:07
https://www.change.org/p/artcenter-college-of-design-artcenter-students-demand-end-racism-on-campus-or-we-go-on-tuition-strike?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=cd0e1bf0-c269-11ea-9360-c7633e01610a
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:38:13
petition to sign : https://www.change.org/p/artcenter-college-of-design-artcenter-students-demand-end-racism-on-campus-or-we-go-on-tuition-strike?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=cd0e1bf0-c269-11ea-9360-c7633e01610a
Molly Moessinger
01:38:14
There's the link to the petition
Alfonso Huerta
01:38:57
thank you.
Molly Moessinger
01:39:17
Some of the other schools working on action right now: SVA, Mica, Cooper Union, CCA, Otis, Pratt, Parsons, RISD, Ringling, SCAD, VCU, Montserrat, KCAI, and CaltArts
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:41:01
Other Art Schools Links: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZF2SgL_UhHRkylSVNI6UxlJ6TBbEFQA6eKLd0Crvxac/edit?usp=sharing
Ozzy (he/him/)
01:41:48
I would greatly recommend we invite Emily Laskin, VP of Development. She could clarify and answer questions.
Sade Ndya
01:41:59
Yuppp, drove by the other day and all the lights were on lol
Julia (They/Them)
01:44:43
https://science.mit.edu/shutdownstem/
Julia (They/Them)
01:44:45
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/6/7/harvard-coalition-black-lives-bacow-letter/
Mario Ascencio (he/him) Library
01:46:00
Good night, everyone. I have to run. Thanks for the important conversation.
Molly Moessinger
01:46:11
Thank you Mario!
Michelle Constantine
01:46:49
goodnight, thanks for organizing!
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:46:55
Goodnight thanks!
Athena Aquino (she/her)
01:50:27
YESSSS give them hell
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:50:42
or that we’ll be too tired
Citlalli Aguirre
01:50:57
SECOND TERM, WOO!
Kotta Katsuda (she/her)
01:51:29
Yes to targeting finances!!! that’s literally the only way to get a business like ACCD to change
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:51:45
sometimes I think part of our workload is keeping us so exhausted and preoccupied in hopes of keeping us complicit
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:51:50
yeah unfortunately :/ capitalism sucks!
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:52:14
Yes Capitalism on ArtCenter terms lol
Izel Tamayo (they/them)
01:52:42
Art center trauma is so real god
matt.neri@artcenter.edu
01:52:44
strength in numbers but you need to focus on the current students willing to walk so that 15% you said is an internal goal. I would also start on a list of all their corp sponsors and donors. its all about money, follow the money
Sky B they/them
01:52:51
preach caro!
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:53:04
^^^^ Follow the money
matt.neri@artcenter.edu
01:53:06
do you have a list of sponsors and corp donors
Sky B they/them
01:53:12
art center trauma IS real. it took me ~2-3 years to get out from under it
Kotta Katsuda (she/her)
01:53:20
is it possible to get a donor involved?
Kristen Torralba
01:53:21
They are just upholding white supremacy culture (perfectionism, sense of urgency, progress as bigger/more, individualism, worship of the written word, etc)
Mira Lanz
01:53:24
preach preach preach
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:53:54
@Kristen absolutely
Melissa Fernandez (they/them), ARC
01:54:25
If you want to get involved and keep being updated, sign the petition/ share and sign up for our mailing list by emailing antiracistclassroom@gmail.com. You can also follow us on instagram @antiracistclassroom, @blackataccd, @outcenteraccd and view our website antiracistclassroom.com We hope to share more updates as the days go on and continue to address the necessary change needed at ArtCenter.
Kristen Torralba
01:54:26
smh @ accd. Keep up the good work, y’all! Things have to change
Citlalli Aguirre
01:54:43
Remember the school clams to be Non-Profit. Non-Profit where?
Athena Aquino (she/her)
01:55:12
Thank you SO MUCH to Melissa, Caro and Molly for pushing ArtCenter in a necessary direction that the school needs to take. I appreciate all the hard work you guys do and we stand by, with, and for you.
Sam Holtzman (he/him/his)
01:55:32
thank you for having an open meeting with open dialogue
Lauren Johnston (she/they) IxD
01:55:35
Thank you so much for your hard work you all rule!! It is appreciated
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:55:44
Thank you so much!
Hikaru Haneda
01:55:48
thank you so much for doing so much hard work!!
Athena Aquino (she/her)
01:55:50
We appreciate you guys!!!! And yes please share whenever the next rally is I will go!
Sean Scott
01:55:51
This is great. Thank you all for taking this on and showing support. I have to leave now but I hope I can be of help going forward
Joey 🎒 Serricchio
01:55:52
Thank you so much
Emilia Cruz
01:56:01
Thank you all so much!
Maxwell (he/him/Gx)
01:56:05
@Athena And MInh too!
Izel Tamayo (they/them)
01:56:08
Thank you so much for everything you’ve been doing, When I was an alumni me and others tried so hard to get something done but recieved so much pushback, I’m so proud to see it finally happening!!
Xavier Cerrilla
01:56:09
Thanks, y’all
Sky B they/them
01:56:10
thank you so much for doing this work (praise hands)
Minh Williams
01:56:18
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Carrie Hansen (she/her) H&S
01:56:24
Thank you so much for all your hard work
Minh Williams
01:56:24
😁😁😁😁😁😁
Minh Williams
01:56:29
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Athena Aquino (she/her)
01:56:38
YES WE CAN WIN EVERYTHING ❤️
matt.neri@artcenter.edu
01:56:50
great work, your all strong, patient, persistent and amazing and I’m in 100% with you
Yair Sarmiento
01:56:55
Thank you!!!
Sade Ndya
01:57:11
Yes!
Sofia Goebel
01:57:29
100% agree! Very happy to see the amount of support here. Relieved to have some validation, especially when ArtCenter has provided us with none. Thank you everyone, and thank you to those responsible for hosting this and remaining persistent / passionate.
Meg Takata
01:57:57
Thank you so much this was so informative!!!
Peder Albertson
01:58:08
Thank you!!!
Sade Ndya
01:58:08
Thank you guys!!
Sophia Kiuchi
01:58:10
thank you so much!!
Citlalli Aguirre
01:58:11
Thank you so much!
Stephanie Sarantos
01:58:12
thank you all
Sky B they/them
01:58:21
Thank you to the organizers!!
Brazyl Thompson
01:58:22
Thank you all!! This open meeting is definitely appreciated and has been a great space to discuss and be heard!! ❤️🌟❤️
Nikos Campbell
01:58:28
Thank you!!
Sade Ndya
01:58:28
Yes! More of this!