The CSUEU Board of Directors will be meeting every other Thursday through the end of August via video conferencing, in compliance with the state’s social-distancing guidelines. The two-hour meetings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., feature both open and closed sessions. All employees represented by the Union can join and observe Open Sessions, which start at 7 p.m. To participate, please register here . The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 2. Among the agenda items to be discussed in Open Session will be a Union resolution to support the Black Lives Matter movement. In a first-ever virtual CSUEU town hall last week, members across the state gathered online to engage in a healthy and promising dialogue about what our Union can do to advance racial equality within the Union and at the CSU. During the town hall, members from the San Marcos Chapter shared a presentation of their recommendations. Click here to view the draft of the San Marcos resolution. 'Historically when Black people have fought for a more democratic and fair society, the lives for all peole have improved,' said Ariel Stevenson, a member from San Marcos who works in the Office of Inclusive Excellence. 'And conversely, each time barriers to Black people's upliftment have been erected, our whole society has suffered. You can always center black lives, it is important because when you center black lives, everybody is included.' Joining Ariel in the presentation were Vanessa Vincent, Chapter President, and Mike Geck, Chief Steward. A video recording of the Town Hall is posted here . Board agenda items are discussed in order. If there is insufficient time, unfinished items are rescheduled to be considered during the next meeting, which will be July 16.