This page describes long-term projects pursued by QSH residents or with substantial QSH support:
People’s Gender Council of Middlebury
The People’s Gender Council of Middlebury (PGCOM) is a grassroots group of Middlebury students, staff, and faculty harnessing the passion of anti-oppression activists and experts to effect broad, systemic, policy-oriented change. It practices coalitional politics in bringing together various groups to pursue issues through a gendered lens: all are highly encouraged to get involved by bringing their ideas to the Council, which seeks to cut through red tape by reaching directly to policymakers.
PGCOM is the brain-child of Lark Mulligan ’11 and Viveka Ray-Mazumder ’11, who worked with members of the QSH faculty board as well as other QSH residents and interested students to create and implement their proposal over 15 long months. PGCOM operates under a philosophy heavily informed by queer studies, and many strategy sessions either for creating the proposal or planning how to bring it to the Administration were held in the Queer Studies House. PGCOM is the perfect example of a long-term project whose fruition QSH was essential to achieving.