Last month the Brandon University Students’ Union quietly launched a new campaign which they will be advocating for, their Breast-feeding campaign. Trevor Poole, BUSU Vice President External, was happy to answer a few questions in regards to this campaign.
The Quill: What is the purpose of this campaign?
Trevor Poole: BUSU sent representatives to the CFS AGM a while ago and one of the initiatives that came forward there was a campaign against stigmatization of women who publically breastfeed. BUSU strongly supports stopping stigmatization, so we were enthusiastically supportive of the discussion. BUSU brought the idea for awareness posters back to BU and got a poster approved by the senior administration. We hope that seeing posters up that combat this issue will increase our campus inclusivity even more generally and our hope is that with time, this previously stigmatized act will become normalized.
TQ: What does this campaign entail?
TP: This is a more passive campaign, meaning we are only seeking to hang posters for now. If we think more is required in the future, we will talk with council and move forward with consensus.
These posters have since been placed in various locations on campus including (but not limited to) the KDC, and some faculty buildings.
Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 107, Issue 29, April 11th, 2017.