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Meet your student representatives and learn more about your UMSU departments!

It would be kind of weird if the student union wasn’t actually run by students, right? There are a bunch of student representatives who work around the clock to ensure the activities and opportunities available to you are as fun and relevant as possible. Basically every area of uni life (and life in general) is covered by one of these departments.

Keep an eye on the UMSU SummerFest page and follow UMSU on on Facebook and Instagram to stay across important updates, free events you don’t want to miss, and the occasional spicy meme.

Come meet the UMSU People of Colour Department at WinterFest Carnival Online! The department’s mission is to advocate for students, combat racism, build community and create change 🌟 Chat to the reps and check out their workshop Breaking the Monolith – an online workshop exploring differences and creating solidarity on POC issues.

Breaking the Monolith Workshop at WinterFest Carnival Online
29th July, 12-4pm | Meet the team at their virtual booth ❤️: https://bit.ly/2CqC5XX

 

Hello everyone! We’re inviting all students of colour and First Nations students to join us on the online community connections program on discord. This is where we will have weekly zoom sessions in light of the recent public health crisis.

Isolation can be hard, so we’re presenting this as a way for us to stay in touch and to have a platform where we can support each other. There will, of course, be some fun activities and discussions on the representation of People of Colour and First Nations individuals on a variety of media platforms. So whether you love media or just want to have a chat, this place is definitely for you!!

Note: This space is autonomous to People of Colour and First Nations students only.

Join the discord channel here: https://discord.gg/uu4Kvzw

The University of Melbourne Student Union is located in the city of Melbourne, on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future and acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

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Celeste Liddle is a proud Arrernte woman who first rose to prominence via her blog, Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist. Liddle has written for several publications including Daily Life and The Guardian. She proudly promotes black opinion, feminist opinion and left-wing opinion and is dedicated to offering a counter-narrative to the overwhelming white male right wing opinion presented in the media.

💸FREE EVENT – Just register your interest!
⏰TIME: 3pm
📍WHERE: The Ida Bar, Level 1, Union House, Parkville.
🥕FOOD: There will be light refreshments available.

🌟Register your interest here! http://bit.ly/UMSUwomensday 🌟

This International Womenʻs Day event is run in collaboration by the UMSU Indigenous, People of Colour, and Womenʻs Departments. As the speaker, Celeste Liddle will focus on Indigeneity and Feminism exploring topics such as decolonisation, intersectionality and International Womenʻs Day.

We acknowledge that this event is held on the land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri tribes of the Kulin Nations, 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.

Our final event of the year is going to be an Open Mic Night!! Come down to Lionel’s (in Southbank) to hang out and celebrate the end of semester (and with it the end of 2019!!).

Please dm Farah, Mark, or the UMSU People of Colour Department page if you are interested in performing ahead of the event! Music, comedy, dance, art, spoken word… we’re happy to accommodate you!

This event will be autonomous.

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The UMSU People of Colour Department acknowledge that this event is taking place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and future and acknowledge that this land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

The UMSU People of Color Department’s annual magazine Myriad is here with its third volume!

We take utmost pride in our stories & narratives – they are for and by People of Colour. Join us as we celebrate the works of a variety of artists, poets, and writers of colour from within and beyond Melbourne.

There will be food catered to us by the ASRC, readings, performances, and music courtesy of DJ Fizzi, and of course heaps of copies of our beautiful mag for you to take home!

This magazine is the work of the following individuals:

Editors: Nour Altoukhi, Sophie Chauhan, Tharidi Walimunige
Designers: A’bidah Zaid Shirbeeni, Phoebe Owl
Subeditors: Michelle Mashuro, Marina Litchfield, Nurul Juhria Kamal, An Pham, Ashley Lau
Social Media team: Dilpreet Taggar, Jing Xuan
UMSU People of Colour Office Bearers: Farah Khairat & Mark Yin

*All food and drink provided will be halal – this is a dry event. Join us for drinks after! (Location TBA)

*This event is non-autonomous, everyone is welcome but please be respectful! We do not tolerate any hateful expression including racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, or sexism.

This event is taking place on the Land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that this land is stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.

We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the continued oppression of the Indigenous people of this land as settlers.

This workshop aims to support you in being able to hone into your skillset to be able to get ready for the world of work. There will be 5 key stations of activities, as well as two sessions of ‘hot topics’ where you can explore conversations about the workplace. You’ll be free to roam around and ask questions, and drop into stations that are the most useful for you.

Students who attend the entire workshop will be able to use it for the professional component of their LiCA award.

The UMSU People of Colour Department acknowledges that this event is taking place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

We’re tying our fortnightly film screenings into Mental Health Week with some comedy! Claimed by many as the “best stand-up comedy special” on Netflix, Hasan Minhaj’s Homecoming King is bound to make you laugh at least once. For all of you with strong feelings about Hasan Minhaj (good or bad), check out Thursday’s event.

This event is autonomous.