#NASPActs in San Antonio!
With proposed Texas legislation (S.B. No. 6) to restrict bathroom use to the gender assigned at birth and other identity-based challenging legislation around the country, NASPA continues to engage in conversations about equity, inclusion, and social justice on the local, state, and national levels. Once again, #NASPActs will be in full force during the 99th NASPA Annual Conference!
From an educational booth in the NASPA Exhibit Hall with sample letters to legislators, an Instagram photo challenge to demonstrate that we celebrate diversity in all its forms, and a culminating vigil on Tuesday evening that will shine a light on the action we need to take across this country, NASPActs will engage conference participants in encouraging a socially just community in Texas and beyond. A track of sessions, both public policy and social justice focused, will be highlighted in the conference program book and on the NASPA Annual Conference App.
As always, the headquarter hotels and convention center will have All Gender Restrooms. We will highlight local businesses and organizations who are doing good work for inclusive and caring communities in San Antonio. NASPActs will also continue education about several community concerns including sexual violence prevention and guns on campus. In addition, NASPA will celebrate the positive legislation such as the bipartisan BRIDGE Act that supports undocumented students with relief from deportation and work authorization. We want to highlight positive, foward movement, as well as recognize how far we need to go.
NASPActs is a group of caring and committed members who are planning action-oriented events at the NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We will use #NASPActs as our hashtag and details will be shared as plans are solidified!
If you want to get involved in #NASPActs, email Robert Valderrama!
NASPActs Schedule of Events and Activities
NASPActs Educational Booth
March 13-14th - 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m in the Exhibit Hall
Letter Writing Campaign
- The letter writing campaign will provide sample letters for participants to write to senators and representatives to voice their stance on pending legislation in the United States.
NASPActs Instagram Photo Campaign
- This photo campaign will highlight the diverse communities in our profession while engaging them to think about how they act to support social justice advocacy.
NASPActs Commitment Wall
- The NASPActs Commitment Wall will engage participants in writing down how they commit to move society forward on multicolored sticky paper. Participants will then proceed to attach the sticky paper onto the wall
Call to Action Vigil
Tuesday March 14th at 6:30 pm at the Marriot Riverwalk, River Terrace Room Patio
The Call to Action Vigil will gather participants to shine a light on the action we need to take across this country, while encouraging members to create a socially just community in Texas and beyond.