Despite being progressive spaces – activist spaces can be exclusionary to women and non-binary people. This workshop is a collaboration between the Education Public and Women’s Departments and will look at the history of women and non-binary people in activism. This workshop will also be followed up by a Feminist Action Collective, which will look at upskilling women and non-binary people in activism.
When: 30th of September 4 PM
Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/BKYRP
Please note that transphobia, racism, ableism, classism, fatphobia and misogyny are not acceptable in this space, as well as any other form of discrimination not listed.
We acknowledge that this event is held on stolen lands, and that sovereignty for this land was never ceded. We’d like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We’d also like acknowledge that sexism has disproportionately affected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and non-binary people, and that they should always be at the forefront of our feminist activism.
Education Action Collective is the weekly social and organising body for the UMSU Education Department, aimed at fighting for student rights on our campus and beyond! We will be talking about student organising, attacks on higher education from uni administrators and governments and what we can do to stand up for our rights! Join the MOST EXCITING activist collective on campus, meet heaps of awesome like-minded people and get involved in your student union!
*The Education department would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge their custodianship over the land and reiterate that this land was stolen and never ceded.
Image Description: A large crowd of people holding signs and flags coloured dark purple in a block. Foregrounded is a group of people in a lighter purple also holding flags and signs. Reminiscent of rallies, protests, and revolution. They are on a pastel background of green fading to blue. Text read “Education Action Collective” with the words stacked on top of one another in yellow brick type formations. In the top left corner is a purple “U” with “UMSU” written in white letters on the side of the purple “U”. Below that is a small purple circle with “Education” written inside in white letters. On the top right hand side is a white badge with the words “Brought to you by the SSAF” written in black lettering.
Have any burning questions about uni that you need answers to? Online orientation leave you needing more information? Uni 101 aims to answer all these questions and more! Need to know about Advocacy? Collectives you want to join? Need help with a Myki fine, or just want some opinions about coffee on campus? This session has you covered!
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UMSU Education acknowledges that this event takes place on stolen land. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.
Education Action Collective is the social and activist meeting base within UMSU. Come along to meet new people and get involved in some staunch campus based activism! Held on Zoom between 2pm and 3pm each Thursday of semester.
Register for collective here (please use your student email to register): https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/upQtd-6srjMqrkOdjsqMJ1LLsEyQAEIWxQ
The Education Collective is where all student union campaign converge and collaborate to create real change.
Through 2019 we’ve run campaigns such as OnTrack (free public transport for all), Take Back Our Coop, Syndicate and Surge Camp.
Semester 2 will be focused on turning out for IMARC protests, continuing the conversation around public housing, public spaces and public property, rights of workers.
We need all ideas, all skill levels of activism and all kinds of spirit to make the change we need to see in our student union.
Come along to make some friends, have a slice of pizza and make the world a better place for all!
On August 9th, students all around Australia will be taking to the streets to demand climate action.
The oceans are rising, no more compromising!
The climate crisis is the defining political issue of our generation and an existential threat to humanity. Despite the overwhelming consensus in Australia that urgent action is needed, both major political parties are dragging their feet. The clearest example of this deadly status quo is the Adani coal mine, a bipartisan act of environmental vandalism that would benefit a handful of billionaires at the expense of ordinary people.
Students have been fighting back with strikes, protests, and occupations spreading across the world. But if we’re going to beat these fossil fuel companies and their mates in parliament, we’ll need to keep building this resistance. So join students across the country on August 9, and hit the streets to demand real action on the climate emergency.
– Stop Adani
– No new coal or gas
– Sustainable jobs for a green economy
– 100% renewable energy
If you’re an environmentalist on campus, press going and invite your friends to this facebook event!
The left is in mourning, our country will see another 3 years of education cuts, wind backs on penalty rates and a butt ton of inaction on climate change.
Come get a beer on EdPub before all our penalty rates are cut and we have to go full Arya Stark and start taking names.
Bring any mate that’s pro education, pro hardline action on climate change and pro union. We’ll start the conversation about what to do from here.
Chin up comrades.
Facebook event here!
Message our facebook page for any q’s
Come get a snag and talk about how to take the coop back into the hands of students.
We will have a sign up sheet, but as part of your union this is a FREE BBQ!