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: https://www.trybooking.com/BRNWH
🎬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: https://www.trybooking.com/BQWMQ
STRIKE WITH ENVIRO!
WHEN: 12PM, Friday May 21st
WHERE: South Lawn
Click ‘going’ to our event here!
School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) has called a #ClimateStrike
for May 21. Melbourne Uni staff and students will turn out in force to join the rally in the city. Workers and students are mobilising to demand that the Morrison Government #FundOurFutureNotGas
1. Resource Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights and care for country.
2. Fund the creation of jobs that fast track solutions to the climate crisis and help communities recover.
3. Fund Projects that transition our economy and communities to 100% renewable energy by 2030, through expanded public ownership.
Speakers list: TBA
We acknowledge that we are based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. We reaffirm that no vision of environmental justice is complete without First Nations justice. We pay our respect to their elders past and present. This land was, is and always will be, Aboriginal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.
The Climate Emergency has accelerated under the pandemic, with floods and bushfires ravaging the east coast. Despite this, Scott Morrison and the Liberals plan to pour billions into new gas projects around the country, trampling over unceded Aboriginal land and locking in decades of disastrous carbon emissions.
We cannot rely on this government and the market to implement a fair and just transition to renewables. Two major renewables projects (the Port Augusta solar thermal plant in SA and the Portland wind turbine factory in Victoria) have fallen through because the government refused to fund them when private investors pulled out.
We need to stop the Climate Emergency with a Climate Powered Recovery. That means forcing the government to directly invest in building 100% renewable energy by 2030, with planned shutdowns of existing fossil fuel plants. If we are to make this target in time, public investment in a mass rollout is the only way.
Our new renewable energy system must be publicly owned and operated by unionised labour, to preserve jobs, conditions and cost of living. We must guarantee that no worker loses out as a result of this transition. We cannot have a repeat of the rushed transition at Hazelwood, which left hundreds of coal plant workers jobless and with no alternative work.
We must tax the rich to pay for the transition. Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, doubled her wealth to $29 billion under the pandemic. Scott Morrison has just committed $90 billion to a new fleet of attack submarines. This money should be poured into renewables, public transit and sustainability research.
First Nations voices and rights must be at the forefront of the just transition. There should be no new developments without permission from Traditional Owners, so that travesties like the destruction of Wiradjuri artefacts by solar company METKA EGN are not repeated. The Government must commit to funding Indigenous land management programmes. We stand with the Indigenous resistance to new fossil projects at Narrabri, Beetaloo and elsewhere.
Help us spread this climate strike across our campus so we can give the school strikers a massive show of support on May 21. Get involved with the Enviro Collective and invite your friends, classmates, club mates, housemates, students, tutors and lecturers to strike on the day.
🌟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 https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=757929&
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
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: http://bit.ly/UMSURamadan
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: https://fb.me/e/29BytnD2T
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.
Mostafa Azimitabar (Moz) is recently released Medevac refugee who has spent years in Australia’s torturous detention system, his story is one of strength and of the inhumane manner which Australia’s treats those seeking asylum from persecution.
Join us on Thursday the 29th of April at 2 PM for a chance to meet Moz and discuss why people across Australia must take action against the horrific treatment of refugees in Australian-run onshore and offshore detention centers.
When: Thursday 29 April, 2:00-3:00pm.
Where: Arts West North Wing-156 (Lectorial Room I)
Pre register here https://www.trybooking.com/BQROB
Zoom link for livetream here
This event is non-autonomous and open to white allies
Click going on our Facebook event and get a free ticket here!
Is the University achieving its sustainability goals? How can the University create a sustainability strategy that centres students and amplifies BIPOC voices? Bring your ideas and questions to our panel event!
In collaboration with UMSU People of Colour and UMSU Indigenous department, the Student Sustainability Forum is an opportunity for students, staff and community members alike to hear from those spearheading the University of Melbourne’s sustainability efforts, and to work with them in imagining a more sustainable future, where voices of colour are amplified and centred.
Light refreshments will be provided on the evening.
Location: Arts West – Room 353 (Interactive Cinema Space)
Date & Time: 6-7.30PM, Thursday 29 April
Clare Walker – Sustainability Associate Director
Sue Hopkins – Sustainability Manager
Raveena Grace – Sustainability Engagement Officer
Ben Neville, Finance – Business & Economics Sustainability Fellow
Callum Simpson – 2018 Environment Office Bearer
Rubina Smith – Facilitator
The Sustainability Forum will be held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. The sovereignty of this land was never ceded and it remains Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Do your subjects lack a coverage of how your field of study relates to sustainability? Sick and tired of readings with no BIPOC representation? Tell us all about it.
The UMSU Environment Department acknowledges that we are based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations. We reaffirm that no vision of environmental justice is complete without First Nations justice. We pay our respect to their elders past and present. This land was, is and always will be, Aboriginal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Whether you’re a lifelong activist or just starting to get involved, our Activist collective is open to YOU! Every other Friday 1-2 PM
Join us on zoom
We’re starting a new collective for Activists of Colour, fortnightly on fridays. We will have workshops
throughout the smester!
We’re covering topics such as refugee justice
, worker’s rights
, anti-racism in our education and more!
We’re alsoo having mini giveaways every collective so come on in and get yourself a free voucher!
This event is autonomous to Bla(c)k, Indigenous and People of Colour.
✨POC and Disabilities Collective ✨
If you’re a person of colour who lives with a disability, we want to meet you!
A safe and autonomous space, this collective aims to foster solidarity, support and good times for all students of colour who have a disability on-campus.
We meet every three weeks during semester 👉 at 1.00pm on Thursdays👈. Currently we’re meeting online 💻with the hope to meet in person asap.
Join us on weeks 6, 9 and 12! Link coming soon 🙂