UMSU POC presents… “Women of Colour at the Workplace” 👩🏾‍💼 🧑🏾‍💼

There is a huge disconnect between companies’ growing commitment to racial equity and the lack of improvement we see in the day-to-day experiences of women of colour in the workplace. Unfortunately, the pandemic has only made this situation worse.

At this panel hosted by UMSU POC, speaker Prerna Aggarwal will explore the issues women of colour at work — from micro-aggression to emotional taxes — and how to address these problems by advancing and advocating for equity.

👉🏾 When: Tues 19 Oct, 3:00pm
👉🏾 Where: Online
👉🏾 Register & more info:

🔶Join POC’s next Anti-racism workshop: Diversity without Inclusion🔶

Come along and hear guest speaker, Madel Tutor, talk about what the words diversity and inclusion really mean.

There will be interesting, nuanced discussions around the situations where diversity exists without inclusion and what the steps are to help make people feel included. Open to all, it will be a safe environment to ask questions and share lived experiences.

🔳When: 21 October, 3 PM.
🔳Where: Zoom.


This is open to all

🚀 Myriad launch 🚀

People of Colour’s annual publication is here and we want to celebrate with you!

The theme of Myriad this year is Bildungsroman, so expect stories about challenges, changes and growth.

We’ll have readings from the wonderful contributing writers and will be presenting prizes for best pieces in this edition. Plus

Special performances and Editors Choice awards and Games!

Sign up for a physical copy here

✨Join us at 5.30 – 6.30 on Thursday 7 October
✨On zoom facebook event:

🔷Come along to POC’s Anti-racism workshop: Misogynoir.🔷

Misogynoir is a term created by queer Black feminist, Moira Bailey, that describes the intersection between race and gender and how both play a role in perpetuating racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.

Guest speaker, Hiba Adam, will be discussing this topic and how the voices of Black women are often ignored and silenced across mainstream media.

Join us for nuanced, meaningful discussions!✊

✔️When: 6 October, 2:30 PM.
✔️Where: Online.
✔️event link

The latest workshop in this series on anti-racism looks at how race impacts the treatment of refugees. Speaker Moosa Raza will discuss the background to some of the major refugee crises, the racial profiling of migrants/refugees in places like Sweden/Australia, discussing the struggles faced by vulnerable people, and the policies implemented by governments that harm asylum seekers.

👉🏾 When: Tuesday 28 September, 2:30pm
👉🏾 Where: Online find the Facebook event with the link here


This Workshop is non-autonomous and open to all

 Ayaan Qani and Reem Faiq; a Somali Muslim Woman and Iraqi Muslim Woman want to discuss in a 90 minute anti-racism workshop how Islamophobia takes shape in online spaces. We will explore how racist rhetoric can lead to violent acts of terror as was the case for the Christchurch attacks where the online space of 4chan was utilised.

We also would like to explore how Islamophobia manifests in screen spaces. We will examine the role Islamophobic tropes play onscreen in reinforcing and further orientalising and vilifying Muslims.

This event is autonomous and open to BIPOC. Food will be provided!

Training Room 1 – Union House

Time: 2-3:30, Monday 24th of May

Register to attend here:

🎬POC Film Screening Movie Night!🎬

🌟Join us on the 20 May to watch Lucky Grandma! 🌟Come along and meet others, munch on some snacks🍿and enjoy this great film.🎥 Everyone is welcome🤩

💥When: 20 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
💥Where: Interactive Cinema Space
💥Register your interest:

🌟The Indigenous department is collaborating with the POC and Queer departments to bring to you a fun-filled night at the Ida bar for BIPOC Queer students!🌟There will be a bar tab, food, fun party activities and some drag queen appearances – what more could you want?🤪
🌈When: 13 May
🌈Where: 5-8pm, Ida Bar
Theme is 50 shades of glitter get ready for alot of it!
Register here
UMSU PoC, Queer and Indigenous acknowledges that the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we will be holding these events. We pay our respect to their elders past, present, emerging and we extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples. We acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land

Ramadan Iftar 🌙

During the holy month of Ramadan all fasting students are invited to our community iftar. UMSU People of Colour are bringing you free halal food packs at least twice a week, including a meal, drink, and fruit or a small dessert — with vegetarian and vegan options available. Iftar will take place at Raymond Priestly, Union House. We would love to see you there!
✨To guarantee your meal, book now: ✨
Bring your own prayer mat for salah!

Male Prayer Room – Mary Cooke A
Female Prayer Room – Mary Cooke B

To stay updated, follow the facebook event here:
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.


If you’re coming to campus, make sure you carefully read the unimelb guidelines so you know your responsibilities to help us keep our campuses safe for everyone. Don’t come to campus if you are unwell. Find out more about coming to campus on the unimelb coming to campus page. Make sure you complete the online health declaration before coming as we may need proof of completion to enter UMSU events and spaces.