Non-Profits News Women For Racial Justice Breakfast to be Held in October By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 1:51 pm More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will hold its annual Women For Racial Justice Breakfast virtually this year on October 19, promising an event that will be “as powerful, enlightening, and moving as ever.”“Our Breakfast is a cornerstone in our community engagement,” Angeline Chen, Board President of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, said last week. “We knew that we needed to pivot online in order to protect the health of our supporters, while still holding space for our community to come together and celebrate racial justice work.”Lupe Perez and Deborah Hall Kinley, co-chairs of the Racial Justice Breakfast event, said although the community cannot come together physically, the virtual format will allow the message of racial justice to reach even farther and expose the work of the Racial Justice Award honorees to a larger audience.Local businesses and individuals can volunteer to sponsor the event, connect with the community, and join the YWCA in thanking the honorees for their amazing work, the YWCA said. For more information on how you can participate, contact YWCA Director of Advancement Christina Lisotto at [email protected], check the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s website, http://bit.ly/WRJB2020, in the upcoming weeks for updated information on how you can participate in the virtual event.Sponsors, honorees, and more will be added to the website as they become available.The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley acts via a wide range of programs that strive towards the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women and girls in Pasadena and throughout the Foothill Valley.To learn more and donate to the programs of the YWCA, visit www.ywca-pasadena.org, or call (626) 296-8433.The YWCA is located at 2061 N. Los Robles Ave. Suite 205 in Pasadena. Community News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 45 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe
Photo from USC Panhellenic websiteThe Panhellenic Council released a letter Tuesday to oppose Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry’s proposal to instate GPA requirements for students to participate in Greek recruitment.Carry’s proposal would require a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and completion of 12 units of coursework at USC before students are eligible.The letter, which was addressed to Carry, president C.L. Max Nikias, provost Michael Quick and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs Monique Allard, was read at an open forum at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting. No senior administrators were in attendance at the meeting, but the letter was delivered to the four addressees earlier in the day.The Panhellenic Council stated in its letter that “a change in recruitment eligibility would work against their stated mission of empowering women and enabling them to reach their fullest potential through academic success, campus involvement, community service and interfraternal collaboration.” “We are concerned that if new potential members who want to join our community are not able to, they will not be able to receive the education that our community provides or mentorship and wellness that come with having older girls to turn to,” Panhellenic Council president Jamie Kwong said. Kwong also stressed that the new eligibility requirement would cause sororities financial stress.“If we were not able to take first semester new students, we would be losing [financial support], and that would then have to be shifted onto our active members,” Kwong said. “This would make membership extremely difficult to afford, especially when a lot of girls already have to work to do so.” The letter also conveyed the Panhellenic Council’s concern that, despite expressing its sentiments to Carry, the organization’s voice has not resonated with the administration nor the USC community. “We understand the importance of fostering a constructive relationship with the administration and working to ensure that the first semester experience for any student at USC is a positive one,” the letter read. “That’s why we are reaching out to you about our concerns and hope for the future.” The letter went on to emphasize the Panhellenic Council’s willingness to work closely with the administration to better understand the issues behind the proposal and find alternative solutions. It also requested that the administrators addressed in the letter provide the Panhellenic Council with their availabilities to discuss an action plan. “We really wanted to make sure our voice was understood,” Kwong said. “We want to make sure we’re having an open dialogue with the administration.”Last week, the Interfraternity Council released a similar letter, asking the University’s administrators to reconsider deferring freshman recruitment to the second semester.