This Action Group aims to provide a safer anti-oppressive, decolonized, LGBTQ/2S inclusive, and accessible space for diversely racialized folks on campus. Racialized refers to folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, Mixed Race, and/or People of Colour (BIMPOC).
This Action Group is led by and for folks who identify as racialized. We recognize that there is a lack of safe spaces for us on campus, and we are collectively organizing and building community to support each other and offer spaces for healing. Our goals are to build resilient communities, solidarities, and learn about and organize around movements that resonate with group members. We are a grassroots collective with a commitment to intersectional anti-oppression, which includes but is not limited to, anti-racist feminisms, anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, anti-classism, migrant justice, and radical disability justice. We acknowledge that these are ongoing learning processes, and are committed to translating our values into actions, disrupting all systems of oppression, and holding each other accountable in meaningfully compassionate ways.
We acknowledge that our gatherings and efforts take place on ancestral, unceded, and occupied Coast Salish Territories, which to the best of our current knowledge specifically includes the homelands of xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and Kwikwetlem peoples. We recognize that Canada is a violent colonial settler state built upon ongoing violations of Indigenous peoples and lands, and we are committed to supporting Indigenous Sovereignties.