Dia dhuit, my name is Kyle Fitzgerald and I am your Equities Executive for 2019. I am a second year Bachelor of Science student majoring in statistics and psychology. It has been a pleasure and honour in representing for a second term. My role on the Executive is to advocate for the LGBTQ+ students and to work closely with the Thursdays in Black (TIB) Manawatū working group, to raise awareness of sexual violence, abuse, and rape.
So far this year I have helped organise and run TIB events on campus and I have been working with Uni Q and Transcend to find a permanent safe space on campus for LGBTQ+ students. One of my best accomplishments this year was helping organise and run Rape Awareness Week and all of the other TIB events that were held throughout the duration of that week. We had awesome student engagement and a high turn out for our Take Back the Night event.
My main goals for the remainder of the year are to help further develop TIB on the Massey Manawatū campus and to help students have a voice in the Sexual Violence Policy that is being developed by Massey.