Join Us! January 2021 General Meeting and News from the Chair

I hope that you were able to enjoy the holiday break and do some resting and recharging!  As the spring semester gets underway, I know that many of us are looking forward to more hopeful and positive developments as the year progresses.

At our December meeting, we had a presentation on initial plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  As you may be aware, plans have been rapidly evolving based on new guidance from the state.  Staff Council is continuing to work with UT communications folks to help ensure that we all have the most accurate and up-to-date information.  And of course, you can always check the Protect Texas Together website for the latest updates.

This Monday’s MLK Day holiday is particularly poignant given the continued racial inequity and divisions plaguing this country.  If you are able to take some time to participate in the national Day of Service, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has shared some events and volunteer opportunities that you may find helpful.

Finally, I would like to invite you to this month’s general meeting, this coming Thursday, January 21st from 2:00-3:30pm.  We are glad to welcome Kate Raetz, Andrea Sheridan and Jenna Watts to speak to us about what to expect from the Texas Legislative Session that got underway earlier this week.  We hope that you can join us!

And as always, if there is any way that Staff Council can serve you better, please reach out to me or your district rep and let us know. 

~Rainbow Di Benedetto, UTSC Chair 2020-2021 and representative for District 408 | she/her/hers

Jan. 15, 2021