Meeting locations and discrimination



I read with interest the summary of actions of the Council of the Union in the August 1978 EOS. Item 5 is particularly noteworthy because it means that no future Union-related meetings of any kind will be held in premises which discriminate on the basis of race, political philosophy, or sex. I fail to see, however, why this resolution put forward by the Subcommittee on Women in Geophysics was so ‘overwhelmingly adopted by the Council,’ as it leaves wide open the possibility that such meetings can be held in places which discriminate on the basis of religion. I trust this omission was unintentional, presumably caused by the Council's haste to satiate the Subcommittee on Women. I urge the Council to rectify this unfortunate oversight by amending the resolution at the earliest possible opportunity.