At 12PM this Friday (May 21) on South Lawn, join our UMSU departments, students and staff to strike for the climate!
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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.
Dylan McConnell – Energy Scientist, NTEU & Workers 4 Climate Action Member
Srishti Chatterjee (they/them) – UMSU Women’s Officer
Callum Simpson (he/him) – Education Officer, Postgraduate Environment Network (PEN)
Brittney Henderson (she/them) – Indigenous Representative on Students’ Council
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.
This Climate Strike is held by the UMSU Environments Department, with support from the wonderful folks from the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), and our lovely friends from the Media, People of Colour, Women’s, Education Public and Academic, Activities, Queer, Clubs & Societies, and Welfare departments. ❤️
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.
WHAT: Students and Staff Climate Strike Contingent
WHEN: 12PM, May 21st
WHERE: South Lawn
WOM*N’S DEPARTMENT FAIR WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY
We are looking for donations of clothes, baked goods, nail polish and just all sorts of bric-a-brac to be sold at our Fair on Wednesday 7th of May. Come and drop your donations at the Wom*n’s Office (first flor, Union House). We will accept just about anything!
We will be reselling these goods to fundraise for NOWSA (the annual Women’s conference this year being held in Perth) which is a great opportunity for women to get involved, learn skills and network with women across Australia.
Note: Please only bring in baked goods on the day (Wednesday 7th of May).
Let us know if you are able to donate by emailing Womyns@union.unimelb.edu.au
Then make sure you come and bring your friends along to the fair! We will also teach people how to knit and paint nails (for a small donation).
When: Wednesday 7th of May
Where: North Court or second floor in Union House (TBC)
What: Yummy food, fancy nails, new skills to learn and lots of goods to buy!
Representing all African culture on campus, whether you are from Sudan or South Africa, Togo or Tanzania, is our university’s African Club – “Afrika”. Everyone interested in having a good time and enjoying African Culture is welcome, including non Africans! Whether that be the food (from delicious braais to East African pilau) the music (kwaito, reggae, bongo flava, west africa, it goes on), the people and the friendly atmosphere – we have it all.
To join shoot us an email atunimelbafrica[at]gmail.com, any time during the semester. Our facebook group is called “AFRIKA – at the university of melbourne”.
First Floor, Union House
University of Melbourne VIC 3010