Collective

Ethnocultural Collective

Ethnocultural Collective

Ethnocultural Officer: Melodie Grafton
Ethnocultural Convenor: Elijah Hollero

#Who are we?

The UTS Ethnocultural Collective is an autonomous safe space for anyone who identifies as Indigenous, a Person of Colour, or as marginalised by mainstream Australian monoculture- to come together, discuss, and share their experiences with ethnic and cultural identity.

We aim to advocate for marginalised student groups through social and political initiatives. This can include campaigns, rally contingents, or organised political actions. 

The UTS Ethnocultural Collective is staunchly against all kinds of marginalisation, oppression, and prejudice; and also serves as a space for members to informally gather and meet new, like-minded people.

Students who do not qualify for the autonomy of the Collective, are welcome to support the Collective through liking our Facebook page and attending public events.

#What's in store for 2021?

For 2021, the UTS Ethnocultural Collective plans on continue to developing an actively anti-racist environment on campus, and come together as a united group of students of who identify with the values and autonomy of the Collective. We meet regularly, so if you’d like to be clued into when (and you qualify for our autonomy!), scroll down and enter in your student contact details! We’d love to have you join our growing community.

In such years that 2020 has been and 2021 will be, it’s important that we come together in support of marginalised communities and other UTS Collectives, and fight for Indigenous sovereignty and awareness; against the HECs university fee hikes; against police repression; for environmental conservation; for gender equality; and more. It’s important that we continue the fight against racism and colourism, but also against sexism and misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia; and against the ongoing effects of violent colonisation.

This year, we’ll be continuing to work towards anti-racism, creating campaigns to address racism both on campus and around us. Additionally we will advocate for structural and social change, continuing to learn, grow, and develop our understandings of oppression, racism, and colourism. Finally, we’ll continue to be allies to both the global and Australian Black Lives Matter movements, and listen to Indigenous communities on how non-Bla(c)k People of Colour can best support them.

https://www.facebook.com/utsethnocultural ; and on Instagram at: @utethnocultural


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