Our Collectives

People of Colour

Come along to our collectives where you can meet and hang with other students over some seasoned food! We have a space for anyone and everyone, whether you want to get involved in activism or explore your identity and intersectionality, we’re here for you. We’re proud of supporting the biggest number of collectives, show them some love!

People of Colour Collective

Every Wednesday, 1-3pm

Our weekly collective, fully catered with exciting meals (or, in zoom-cases, engaging conversations!) are open to all students of colour. If you’re fed up with racists, or want to decolonise and destress, come hang out with us (even if you’re just after a bite to eat)! No matter your interests, we’re here for you.

DATES: Every Wednesday

TIME: 1-3pm

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to people of colour

Bla(c)k Collective

Every Tuesday, 2-3pm

Established mid 2019,  it is a space under the People of Colour Department for all First Nations and those of the African Diaspora. We aim to provide a safe and overall positive environment for students who identify as Bla(c)k. We ensure that our members are heard in the wider University of Melbourne community and we want to increase visibility and awareness about issues faced by our members as well as provide them with opportunities. We provide a diverse community where Bla(c)k identifying students can socialise and network tover some free food!

DATES: Every Tuesday

TIME: 2-3pm

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our Facebook group here )

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to all First Nations and those of the African Diaspora

 Queer People
of Colour

Every Thursday, 12-1pm

Queer? Person of colour?

Come along to our Queer People of Colour Collective (fondly called QPOC); whether it’s a safe space to talk over issues you face, or a place to have a laugh and meet new friends – QPOC has got you covered.

QPOC’s an amazing initiative co-sponsored by UMSU’s People of Colour Department and UMSU’s Queer Department– and if you identify as a Queer Person of Colour, we’d love to see you there!

DATES: Every Thursday

TIME: 12-1pm

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to queer and questioning people of colour

People of Colour with Disabilities

Biweekly – Thursdays

Are you a person with a disability? Do you identify as a student of colour? The People of Colour with Disabilities collective is for you. This is an autonomous collective that is a safe place for you to talk through your lived experiences and issues and meet new friends who share similar struggles.

DATES: some Thursdays

TIME: COMING SOON!

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to people of colour with disabilities

People of Colour in Media

COMING SOON!

Are you a student of colour? Want to participate in student media? Come along to our joint collective, where we’ll be catching up on all things media and helping one another get more involved across our departments! These events will be autonomous to students of colour.

DATES: COMING SOON!

TIME: COMING SOON!

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to people of colour

Activists Collective

Fortnightly

Providing a safe space for BIPOC activists, and supporting groups of people being discriminated against such as refugees of colour and workers of colour is of utmost importance. This autonomous collective, held on a fortnightly basis, aims to advocate and educate.

DATES: COMING SOON!

TIME: COMING SOON!

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? Yes, to Bla(c)k, Indigenous, and People of Colour

Film Screening
x
Reading Group

Fortnightly

The People of Colour Department’s Film Screening x Reading Group events run from week 2 to week 12. Each event will have a theme linked to issues that People of Colour face. The concepts explored in the screenings may tie to the main theme for the literature we explore for the reading group events.

DATES: COMING SOON!

TIME: COMING SOON!

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? It depends on the event

Southbank Students of Colour

Fortnightly

Our Southbank collective aims to connect VCA students of colour.  Each event will have a theme linked to issues that People of Colour face. The concepts explored in the screenings may tie to the main theme for the literature we explore for the reading group events.

DATES: COMING SOON!

TIME: COMING SOON!

VENUE: Zoom/Union House (further details on our facebook page)

AUTONOMOUS? It depends on the event

The People of Colour Department acknowledge 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We further extend this respect to any Indigenous student that is a member of our collectives. 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.