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Approved Minutes - 01-08-2018 vx t,EAp `' O`` Oso% CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO >' v o t Youth Leadership Council Minutes oR£Go-, January 8,2018 COU NG\\ Call to Order/Roll Call Chair Annie Choo called the January 8, 2018 meeting of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC)to order at 5:15 p.m. at Main Fire Station Conference Room, 300 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Members Present: Annie Choo, Brooke Baker, River Smith, Natalie Goldberg, Renee Kozlowski, Michael Murray, Seba Marin-Quiroz, Kyle Langford, Councilor Joe Buck Members Excused/Absent Olivia Gaussoin (excused),Jensen Kaelin (excused) Staff: Jenny Slepian, Sustainability and Management Analyst; Bryan Sheldon, School Resource Officer LOPD Public: Christine Moses, Director of Communications, LOSD Announcements from Board and Staff Youth State Capitol Day is on February 9. RSVP by January 9. Chief Johnson would like to arrange for Galli Murray from Clackamas County Suicide Prevention to come speak to the group. Moving the Youth Town Hall to April. Approval of Minutes The Council unanimously approved the December 6, 2017 meeting minutes. Public Comment None Regular Business A. Council Update No Council Update B. Respond to Racism The first to speak was Bryan Sheldon, SRO. Bryan is responsible only for LOSD, not private schools. Based mostly in the high schools. His priority is safety, not enforcement and maintaining a positive academic environment. Christine Moses introduced herself to group as Director of Communications for LOSD. She moved to Lake Oswego from Austin from last year and is excited to be here. Christine added that her job is to help communicate what the YLC does. Bryan introduced the Respond to Racism group.They don't talk about putting an end to racism because racism will never totally go away. Interested in meeting with the YLC to work with them.They work in partnership with LO for Love. Kyle asked Christine why they can't have birthday announcements at school. Christine let him know that birthdays are private information and can't be shared, like HIPAA. Respond to Racism started in July 2017, purely citizen driven, in response to an event that happened last summer in LO.They provide an opportunity to come to meetings and just listen, or get involved with action. Safe place to ask questions. Christine will share the schedule with us. LOSD doing a lot of diversity and inclusion training. Respond to Racism is also working on a book called Cultural Sensitivity and the Brain. How brain chemistry informs your reactions to people. Lots of internal work being done at the schools. Bryan added that they are looking to make change through education and progressive action. We all carry biases with us that are learned throughout our lives, and talking about them is a good way to learn and grow. Bryan went through the LOSD Policy Manual. Hate Speech is still protected free speech. Hate Crimes are different-they are violent, and the intention has to be based on the characteristic of the person. Christine added that adults rely on youth leaders to get the word out because youth will always see adults differently. Bryan informed the kids about SAFE Oregon-a hotline where students can report anything that could potentially be a safety issue in an educational environment- bullying, drug use, etc. Seba asked if Respond to Racism is planning any events. Christine answered that they are planning a summit, but they are still figuring out outreach. Seba added that he will move forward with measuring the impact of having two pools, resolution will recommend further research on whether two pools would be needed. Seba will send his blurb to River and then River will pass on to Joe. C. LO Speaks Planning Annie emailed Greenbrier and Yakima about sponsorships, but hasn't heard back. She was unable to speak to the Leadership LO group. Michael added that a check for Freeman Motors for$500 should be in by the end of the week. Michael turned in a $250 check from Sessions Orthodontics. Natalie will work with Christine on a press release, due by January 15. Brooke and Kyle will emcee the event. Officer Sheldon offered to take some youth councilors to Costco to buy concessions.The youth councilors will talk to teachers about extra credit opportunities. City of Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council Minutes Page 2 of 3 January 8, 2018 The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm. Respectfully submitted, Jenny Slepian Sustainability and Management Analyst City of Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council Minutes Page 3 of 3 January 8, 2018