Anti-Oppression & Equity

Equity On and Off Campus

Students aren’t just students – they also have diverse backgrounds and abilities, are women, queer, trans, and racialised. In recognition of the needs of members and the barriers that marginalized students face, the Students’ Union organizes campaigns that seek to raise awareness about equity issues on and off campus, and that seek to challenge all forms of oppression.

 

The UnLearn series was created by MUNSU’s Student Rights and Actions Committee. The series aims to challenge learned prejudices and inspire thought, discussion and change. The series works to address issues of ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.

MUNSU is committed to fighting for and alongside Aboriginal learners.Sisters in Spirit is a campaign developed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. The campaign raises awareness about pervasive violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. Over 500 women have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada in the past 30 years. Events honouring the missing and murdered women, and calling on all levels of government to take action, are normally held in October.MUNSU first participated in this campaign in October 2009. The event consisted of a native drum group, a guest speaker, and a film screening of Stolen Sisters. Since 2009 MUNSU has continued to work closely with community and coalition partners year-round to combat violence against Aboriginal women and raise awareness of issues currently being faced by Aboriginal women in Canada. This past year marked our largest Sisters in Spirit vigil yet, with representatives from across Memorial and the community, and members of all three major provincial political parties participating in the event.

Contact: Brad Greeley, Director of Campaigns|campaigns@munsu.ca|(709) 864 7633 ext. 208

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