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DE&I Initiatives

ReimagineTU plans to advocate for an increase in multicultural service providers to provide the much-needed inclusive empathy to a campus full of people from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Also, with the removal of Diamond Dollars this upcoming year, this leaves several students in a stressful state because of food insecurity. For example, with this removal of currency, most basic meals at places such as Chick-fil-A and Wingstop could cost up to two meals due to a couple of cents going over the one-meal limit, eventually leading to compounding problems for students with a finite number of meal swipes. To potentially eliminate this problem, ReimagineTU proposes working towards a partnership with “Swipe Out Hunger” --a national nonprofit organization committed to ending college student hunger—as well as creating an environment where meal swipes an be donated, shared, or “rolled over” throughout the semester. A student’s priority should not be where their next meal will come from. Moreover, presently, our campus struggles with unequal and unkempt restroom facilities, thus impacting inclusivity and hygiene. To address these issues, ReimagineTU’s Bathroom Equality initiative aims to install free menstrual product dispensers in all bathrooms, increase the number of trash cans for better hygiene, prioritize restroom maintenance, and potentially add more gender-neutral bathrooms to create inclusive spaces for all students. Finally, students at Temple University currently have to pay exceedingly high prices for new or used course textbooks. We aim to work with Temple to ensure that there is a guaranteed reserve of money for students who need assistance paying for textbooks.

Town Hall Collaborations

ReimagineTU understands that the duties of TSG include hosting a certain number of engaging town halls each semester for student organization representatives to attend; we simultaneously recognize that many student organizations on campus are related to social justice issues, and/or promote some form of dialogue. We see an opportunity to highlight the success and accomplishments of our many student organizations, as well as elevate their platforms. ReimagineTU plans to organize town halls in collaboration with these student organizations, to maximize productivity at town hall meetings, and allow students the opportunity to engage in different movements. 

Breaking it down...

(Written by Ray Epstein, Presidential Candidate)

For example, around different holidays, we would plan to invite cultural organizations to collaborate on a presentation and celebration. As another example, when instances of injustice occur around campus, for example, during the first “juvenile gathering” outside of Morgan South, students began chanting offensive statements and hate speech on camera, yet their behavior was never addressed, and students were never given the platform to discuss their feelings regarding the situation. ReimagineTU would plan to hold town halls in collaboration with student organizations to provide that platform and safe space for students to voice their concerns and be heard. 

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