Meeting Minutes From July 21st, 2015

Hi Folks,

Hope you are all well.

Here are the minutes from our Collective Meeting yesterday, July 21st (thanks for the minutes, Macayla!) Please note some exciting opportunities, like the training being provided by the Women’s Radio Collective on August 25th from 1-5pm. If you are interested, please contact the Women’s Radio Collective: cfuvwrc@uvic.ca.

Our next meeting will be on August 4th, starting at 12:30pm in the SoCC Office – B020.

best,

billy yu

Students of Colour Collective

Office Coordinator

University Of “Victoria”

Lkwungen and WSANEC Homelands


SOCC Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Agenda/Minutes/Action Items

Attendance: billy, Fardoussa (left early), Kay (left early), Macayla, Trison (joined later), Tribesty (joined later)

  1. Acknowledgement of territories: Lkwungen, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ unceded territories
    1. Discussion on identity of IPOC and how dominant society/colonizers get to dictate how it’s allowed to be expressed
  2. Collective Agreements
    1. Reviewed Collective Agreements
  3. Kay’s announcements: Coordinator of Women’s Radio Collective
    1. Sorry she missed last meeting
    2. Hector Espinosa: graphic artist from Mexico to come September 11-17
      1. 3 day mural workshop for six people (Sept. 11-14)
        1. Call out for ideas centering issues in the community
        2. Prefer people with no mural painting experience
      2. September 17 talk at Legacy Gallery
        1. Possibility for SOCC to do workshops with him (ex. silk screening)
          1. SOCC shows interest – billy will follow up
    3. Panel on free walls in November
      1. Ex. 100 Layers of Beige (which billy is in!)
      2. Topics of discussion: politics of respectability, poor communities, gentrification, criminalization, community conversations
      3. Hope to get DVBA and a politician (Jeremy? Lisa?)
      4. Want IPOC panelist: SOCC to sponsor?
        1. Rob G. from the mainland ($50)
        2. Co-collaborate with NSU?
        3. SOCC wants more info on Rob G.
          1. billy will follow up with Kay. 
          2. Come back in 2 weeks with more info
        4. All panelists do it for free
    4. Advos on air: special radio training day just for advocacy groups
      1. Tuesday, August 25 from 1:00-5:00pm
      2. Part 1: How to better utilize CFUV for advocacy (~45 mins)
        1. Many spots
      3. Part 2: Radio training
        1. Only 5 spots
          1. SOCC must decide who to train: Office Coordinator? Fardoussa very interested
    5. All-ages back to school party September 12
      1. Have venue (same as Hector Espinosa workshop)
      2. Have budget for food & performers
      3. Ideas for performers? (have $700, but can spend up at $1000 if need be)
      4. Invite people from Anarchist Book Fair
    6. SOCC seems into the things Kay offered
  4. Unist’to’en Camp Callout for Support
    1. Financial support for supplies and healing center
      1. SOCC approves Donation of $50
      2. SOCC agrees to do local fundraiser in the fall
      3. Work together with NSU? Pride?
        1. billy will be in contact with NSU.
      4. Raise awareness
      5. Interest in supporting local activists
  5. International Student Welcome Event Thursday, September 3
    1. Table confirmed, will connect further in August
    2. Any volunteers to table? Need people all day starting at 10am
  6. Anarchist Book Fair September 12-14
    1. Table booked, will ask to be next to UVic Pride
    2. Call out for volunteers to table at closer date
    3. Possibility to do workshop? Billy did one last year
  7. Writings on Family Book Launch
    1. Postponed to late August, maybe the Fall
    2. billy is in communications
    3. Still waiting on more info before we can go further (ex. with budgeting)
  8. Signing authorities updating
    1. Trison put on the list
    2. Tribesty finally signed at the office
  9. UVSS/SOCC Committee spots
    1. UVSS SOCC Board Rep
      1. Fardoussa still interested, but want to see what school schedule like in September
      2. Must be agreed upon at S/AGM
    2. SOCC Advocacy Council Rep
      1. Macayla voted in
    3. SOCC GSS Rep
      1. Cage interested, to submit application for position
      2. Must be agreed upon at S/AMG
    4. UVSS Sub Occupants committee
      1. Trison voted in
    5. UVSS Sub-Renos Committee
      1. Still vacant

SOCC Job Posting: Office Coordinator

Hello,

The Students of Colour Collective is hiring! Please see the Job Description below.

This job positing will end on July 29th at 4pm. Applications must be received at the General Office in the Student Union Building prior to the closing date. Late applications will not be considered. Please email resume, cover leter and application to alma@uvic.ca<mailto:alma@uvic.ca>.

We strongly encourage Indigenous persons, women of colour, persons with disabilitie(s), queer and trans persons of colour to apply.

Thank you,

The Students of Colour Collective.

University Of “Victoria”

Lkwungen and WSANEC Homelands

PH: 250-472-4697


JOB DESCRIPTION

STUDENTS OF COLOUR COLLECTIVE (SOCC) OFFICE COORDINATOR

ADVOCACY GROUP

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS’ SOCIETY

FUNCTION:

  1. Office Coordinator for the UVSS Students of Colour Collective.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  1. Reports to the Students of Color Collective and the University of Victoria Students Society through the General Manager.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  1. Founded in 1964, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) is an incorporated membership based non-profit that is autonomous from the University and provides advocacy, services and events to all undergraduate students at UVic.

DUTIES:

  1. Participate in collective meetings.
  2. In a joint effort with the Students of Color Collective, will supervise the work study and/or project staff.
  3. Develop, uphold and make available the SOCC Constitution, Policies and procedures.
  4. Act as an office administration resource to the collective.
  5. In collaboration with the Collective, maintain the SOCC website, social media accounts, and listserve.
  6. Respond to inquiries, including but not limited to phone, email, social media, and in-person.
  7. In collaboration with the Collective, develop SOCC print materials such as pamphlets and posters
  8. In collaboration with the Collective, establish and maintain active coalitions with UVSS Constituencies and relevant social justice organizations.
  9. Represents Students of Colour Collective in financial and legal dealings with the UVSS, including managing the SOCC Trust account, in collaboration with the Collective.
  10. Act as a signing authority for SOCC in collaboration with the Collective.
  11. Prepare SOCC’s Budget and the UVSS Advocacy Council reports at the beginning of each semester, in collaboration with the Collective.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Demonstrated commitment and experience of a minimum of 1 year working in an to anti-racism and anti-colonialism organization.
  2. Demonstrated respect for various abilities, genders, sexualities and socio-economic realities.
  3. Demonstrated experience preparing budgets and financial reports.
  4. Demonstrated experience in facilitation.
  5. Demonstrated experience in volunteer coordination.
  6. Ability to work independently and within a collective framework.
  7. Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through.
  8. Experience working within a non-profit organization an asset.

This is a temporary job filled by a term employee, and is a unionized position with the United Steelworkers. The University of Victoria Students’ Society is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is restricted to people of colour (see Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Article 12, Subsection 2).

Position: Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) Office Coordinator
Category: Term Employment
Classification: 9
Wage: $23.21
Hours Per Week: 15
Actually shifts: Mon / Tues / Weds / Thurs / Fri
Posting date: July 15, 2015
Closing Date: July 29, 2015 @ 4:00pm
Start Date: August 17, 2015
Dept Manager: Dale Robertson

Applications MUST be received at the General Office in the Student Union Building prior to the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.

Please email resume, cover letter, and application to alma@uvic.ca

We strongly encourage Indigenous persons, women of colour, persons with disabilitie(s), queer and trans persons of colour to apply.

Minutes From July 7th Meeting

Hi Folks!

Below are the minutes from the last Collective Meeting.

Please note that the Hiring Committee is meeting this Thursday in B020 (SOCC Office) to discuss the hiring process. Collective members are welcome to meet and provide input.

There are some more exciting projects on the go, check them out and hope to see you at our next meeting on July 21st.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email socc@uvic.ca or cal at 250-472-4697.

best,

billy yu

Office Coordinator


July 7th, 2015 12:30pm in SOC: Agenda/Minutes/Action Items

Attendance: Fardoussa (first Collective Meeting), Cage, Daphne, Erica, billy, and Tri.

  1. Welcome!
  2. Acknowledgement of WSANEC, Esquimalt, and Lkwungen/Songhees Homelands.
  3. Erica’s motion:
    1. Volunteer Appreciation donation of $250 has been approved. Erica will follow up.

  4. Daphne: Trans Conference
    1. SOCC has approved official support for the Trans Conference, ‘Gender Con 2016’. So far, this support includes:
      1. Volunteer Support (Fardoussa has offered to volunteer, more will undoubtedly come)
      2. SOCC’s logo to be used on promotional material.
      3. Office Coordinator to dedicate paid time to the support of the conference.
      4. Daphne will come back at a later date to seek out funds from SOCC.
  5. Harm Reduction Receiving Site
    1. SOCC officially supports the Harm Reduction Receiving Site Initiative.
    2. David is the SOCC rep for this endeavor.
  6. Anarchist Book Fair: Sept 12-14
    1. Tabling
      1. Some interest. Will confirm a table, and seek out volunteers at a later date.
    2. Workshop?
  7. Book Launch: Writings on Family – Postponed till late August (Possibly Fall)
    1. billy is in communications with Jotika and Solstice Cafe.
    2. billy is seeking out number of people able to come, to decide the budget.
    3. some more discussion needed on SOCC’s vision around budget/financial support of projects outside UVIC.
  8. Signing Authorities: Needs updating
  9. Advocacy Council Check in
    1. Cage has stepped down as Advocacy Council Rep. billy will step in until a new rep is elected.
  10. Women’s Radio Collective (will move to next meeting, on July 21st).
    1. Other things the Women’s Radio Collective wants to talk with SOCC about (since I keep missing your meetings):
    2. We want to have a special radio training day just for advocacy groups sometime in August. Are there days of the week that work best for your membership?
    3. We want to put on a back-to-school party this fall (funding pending)… would anyone from SOCC be into representing SOCC on a little party planning committee for this?
  11. Hiring Committee
    1. When are you meeting?
    2. Daphne, Cage, and Macayla have volunteered to be the Hiring Committee. They will be meeting this Thursday at 10 in SOCC. Collective members are welcome to come to the meeting and provide input/guidance.
  12. Invitations to UVSS/SOCC Committees:
    1. SOCC Board Rep
      1. Fardoussa is interested, will submit application for position.
      2. Position, under the constitution, needs to be agreed upon by the collective during an S/AGM.

      3. So far, David and billy have been the in-term board reps for SOCC. This will continue until new board rep is elected by SOCC. 

    2. SOCC Advocacy Council Rep
      1. billy will be rep until new rep is elected.
    3. SOCC Grad Student Society’s Rep
      1. Cage is interested, will submit application for position.
      2. Position, under the constitution, needs to be agreed upon by the collective during an S/AGM.

      3. Some clarification is needed on the purpose of the GSS Rep. Volunteer position to be looked at/reviewed/created. 
    4. UVSS Sub Occupants Committee
      1. still vacant.
    5. UVSS Sub Renos Committee
      1. still vacant.

June 9 Meeting Minutes/Action Items

Hi Folks,

Please see the minutes from the last meeting. Original agenda items are in regular font, minutes in italics, and action items in bold.

Our next meeting will be on June 22nd, starting at 12:30pm, in the SOCC Office (B020).

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at socc@uvic.ca or by phone: 250-472-4697.

There’s more to come, as there’s a few actions items in here, and awesome events/ideas coming up. For now, enjoy!

best,

billy yu

Office Coordinator

Students of Colour Collective


June 9th 12:30pm in SOC: Agenda/Minutes/Action Items

Attendance: Macayla, Tri, David, Wen,

Special Guest: Kay (Women’s Radio Collective)

Welcome!

  1. Acknowledgement of WSANEC, Esquimalt, and Lkwungen/Songhees Homelands.
  2. Kay (CFUV) Women’s Radio Collective to chat about: (Kay came late, will come back at the next meeting to present around the WRC. Kay also passed on the “Intent of the Women’s Radio Collective” document to SOCC for feedback) *SOCC to look at document and provide feedback of the document, and bring back to Women’s Radio Collective and Kay as soon as available.
  3. Bus tickets/Transportation request APPROVED.
    1. billy will also check out the Community Social Planning group to look at the purchase of bus tickets.
  4. Work study top up – retroactive pay. ACKNOWLEDGED, WILL GO THROUGH. 
    1. Will make sure that Top up of $1.00 is put on every Work Study Time Sheet in Future.
  5. Requests:
    1. Pride: join a working group for harm reduction in the sub.
      1. David is interested, has asked for more information. billy will connect David with Pride for more information.
  6. UVSS Request: Anti-O Working Group
    1. Wen is interested, has asked for more information. billy will connect Wen with Kaylee for more information.
  7. yes2scs – letter of support
    1. SOCC has agreed to provide a letter of support for yes2scs
    2. billy will draft up a letter to be approved by SOCC at the next meeting.
  8. Movies for the Summer, request from UVSS to look them over/provide feedback. Movies so far are:
    1. Princess Bride
    2. Across the Universe
    3. The Avengers
    4. The Breakfast Club
      1. SOCC Movie suggestion: “Everything Before Us” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6omtsj6CDg
  9. Report back from Vipirg Training. REPORTED.
  10. Visioning for 2015-2016 Year, Part 3:
    1. Update on Plan:
      1. Working Calendar. billy will continue to work on Calendar for the 2015-2016 year.  
      2. Call out for Workshop Proposals. billy will make a call out for Workshop Proposals over the listerve.
      3. Accountability Process. billy will draft up a document (and will invite input/edits from the collective)
    1. Book Launch Opportunity: “Moving Truth(s) by Queer and Trans* South Asians/Desi writings on family”
      1. Approved to move forward with this, billy will follow up
        1. date later in the summer
        2. billy has emailed, has not heard back from Jotika yet.
        3. billy has heard back from Jotika. SOCC has approved work on a Book Launch for Late July/Aug.
        4. Suggested location is Solstice Cafe.
        5. billy will connect with David at Solstice.
  11. Other Business
  12. Hiring for Office Coordinator (OC)
    1. SOCC chatted about the process for the hiring process for the Office Coordinator. Contract for OC is coming up at the end of August.
    2. As per the constitution, SOCC will strike a hiring committee, which will be comprised of:
      1. 2-3 members of the Students of Colour Collective
      2. One representative from the Union
      3. One representative from the UVSS Board.
    3. A call out will be made for the hiring committee as soon as possible.
    4. The hiring committee will review the job description, and plan the hiring process along with style of interviews.
    5. Collective members interested so far:
      1. Macayla, Wen
  13. Tentative Plan for Hiring of OC* Mid-July to End of August:
    1. Post for Office Coordinator Position (between July 13-20)
    2. Post for two weeks (July 20-31)
    3. Review Applicants/shortlist (Aug 3-7)
    4. Interviews (Aug 10-14)
    5. Transition/Training (Aug 17-28)
    6. *Some discussion was had about this plan, will have to defer to hiring committee to confirm plan for hiring.
  14. SOC Collective Retreat at Mary’s Farm (https://www.facebook.com/Spiritofthehorses)
    1. David is working there during the Summer, through his co-op.
    2. David will get more information on activities, or what a day would look like to offer members of SOCC.
    3. The date will be between now and the end of August (when David’s work will end).
  15. The Indigenous Perspectives Society is putting on a Two-Spirit Identity Workshop on June 24, from 8:30am-12pm (http://ipsociety.ca/events/two-spirit/)
    1. invitation will be sent out to the Collective/Listserve.
    2. billy will attend.
    3. Note to look to Indigenous Perspectives Society and Surrounded by Cedar for trainings about Two-Spirit identity and supporting Two-Spirit Youth.

SOCC Next Meeting: June 9th Agenda| Board Rep Call Out

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’re all doing well.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 9th, in the SOCC office (B020) in the Student Union Building. Please see the last minutes here (http://bit.ly/1ASpDZg), and the agenda for our next collective meeting below, and can also be found here (http://bit.ly/1Js8AQM).

Hope to see y’all then!

We are still looking for nominations for an undergraduate student SOCC representative for the UVSS Board. This person would be responsible for representing the Students of Colour on the UVSS. Their responsibilities would include being able to make bi-weekly meetings for the UVSS and for the Students of Colour Collective. UVSS Board meetings are held every two weeks, on Monday evenings, starting at 6pm. SOCC meetings are every two weeks, on Tuesdays, from 12:30pm. The next SOC Collective meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19th.

If you’re interested, please submit a small paragraph about why you’d like to represent the Students of Colour Collective to socc@uvic.ca.

Best,

billy

billy yu

Office Coordinator

Students of Colour Collective

University Of “Victoria”

Lkwungen and WSANEC Homelands

PH: 250-472-4697

_______________________________________________

Collective Meeting Agenda:

June 9th 12:30pm in SOCC

Agenda

  1. Welcome!
  2. Acknowledgement of WSANEC, Esquimalt, and Songhees Homelands.
  3. Kay (CFUV) Women’s Radio
  4. Collective to chat about:
    1. September event: Fun event new students
      1. What artists do you want to see?
      2. How can this event be accessible?
      3. Work with folks from collective?
      4. Chat about the radio, women’s radio collective – resources available.
  5. Bus tickets
    1. Will ask at next Meeting on the 9th.
  6. Work study top up – retroactive pay
  7. Requests:
    1. Pride: join a working group for harm reduction in the sub.
    2. UVSS Request: Anti-O Working Group
    3. yes2scs – letter of support
  8. Movies for the Summer, request from UVSS to look them over/provide feedback. Movies so far are:
    1. Princess Bride
    2. Across the Universe
    3. The Avengers
    4. The Breakfast Club
  9. Report back from Vipirg Training
  10. Visioning for 2015-2016 Year, Part 3:
    1. Update on Plan:
      1. Working Calendar
      2. Call out for Workshop Proposals
      3. Accountability Process
  11. Book Launch Opportunity: “Moving Truth(s) by Queer and Trans* South Asians/Desi writings on family”
    1. Approved to move forward with this,
    2. billy will follow up
      1. date later in the summer
      2. billy has emailed, has not heard back from Jotika yet.

Next SOCC Meet: May 19th | UVSS Board Rep Call Out | Candy Land | Mintues

Hello!

Thanks to all those that came out to the meeting on Tuesday.

Below are the following:

1. Notice of Next Meeting: May 19th Visioning for SOCC pt. 1

2. Call Out for SOCC Representative on the UVSS Board: Ongoing

3. UVIC Pride’s Dance this weekend, Candy Land!: This Friday May 15th

4. Meeting Minutes of the Last Collective Meeting

Any questions? Please email us at socc@uvic.ca

Best,

billy

Office Coordinator – Students of Colour Collective.

1. Our next meeting will be happening next Tuesday May 19th, 12:30pm.All meetings are open to all self-identified Indigenous and/or People of Colour. We will be meeting in SOCC, and if it’s nice we’ll be going outside! This meeting we will be brainstorming about the vision and goals for the Students of Colour Collective for the next year. This will be an ongoing conversation throughout May and June. What does racial justice look like on and off campus? What events would you want to see SOCC do? How do we build community? We hope you’re interested in being part of that vision for the next year!


2. We are still looking for nominations for an undergraduate student SOCC representative for the UVSS Board. This person would be responsible for representing the Students of Colour on the UVSS. Their responsibilities would include being able to make bi-weekly meetings for the UVSS and for the Students of Colour Collective. UVSS Board meetings are held every two weeks, on Monday evenings, starting at 6pm. SOCC meetings are every two weeks, on Tuesdays, from 12:30pm. The next SOC Collective meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19th.

If you’re interested, please submit a small paragraph about why you’d like to represent the Students of Colour Collective to socc@uvic.ca.


3. UVIC Pride is putting on an all ages dance party this Friday, May 15th! Here’s more information (from the FB event page):

Everyone welcome! All Ages!
By donation and no one will be turned away. (All donations will go to the UVic Pride Queer Youth Fund)

Doors at 8:00pm !!!

On May 15th, at the Norway House (on the Homelands of the Lekwungen and WSANEC Peoples, 1110 Hillside Avenue) UVic Pride is happy to invite you to come on out to a community event to dance and listen to live music!!

Music By:
Elder Sister Plum – http://eldersisterplum.com/music/
Chance Lovett, of the Chanterelles – https://soundcloud.com/chance-lovett
Z!k – http://ziktoria.bandcamp.com/releases

DJ’s:
Dear Liza, Dear Liza
DJ Taro

ALso, eat tasty treats and sweets! The dance is “Candy Land” themed, there will be lots and lots of candy and candy themed foods for free!

Drinks will be available for purchase.
Alcohol for 19+

Bus Tickets will be available, and we will have safer spaces volunteers at the welcome table as well as hanging out wearing rad volunteer t-shirts:) So if you need someone to talk to, these folx will be around.

Accessibility Information:
The building is on the 4 and 6 bus routes.
It has two washrooms, one is on ground level and is wheelchair accessible and the other is at the top of some stairs. And there is a ramp going into the building.


SoC Collective Meeting/Minutes (in Italics) Agenda:

Date: May 12, 2015

Time: 12:30pm-2:30

Attendance: Macayla, Meris, David, Erica, billy (oc)

Note: Only three members at start of meeting. decided not to make big decisions today. Part way through, more members showed up, with a total of five. Some decisions made (i.e. board rep, advocacy proposals, art)

Welcome!

  1. Acknowledgement of Lkwungen, WSANEC Homelands – Meris
  2. Check in
  3. AGM Follow Up:
    1. Office Coordinator (OC): Budget for possible changes (+5hrs, benefits)
      1. +5hrs + benifits would cost SOCC approx. $10K. Will not decide today on whether or not to approve this. also, once hours are raised they cannot be taken back down.
      2. billy will make points around possible expansion of oc position (i.e. duties that are/can be done to justify +5hrs)
      3. billy will create a timeline for the OC hiring process, goal to have OC in place before the Fall. note around transition, overlap of coordinators – can this be two weeks? at least one
    2. Call for Committee to review Office Coordinator Job Description
      1. no volunteers for this.
    3. Budget for Summer
      1. done. not to breakdown the costs of projected labour. correct projected number was there for each month, but breakdown was not (cpp, ei, etc). 
    4. Work Study Top Up?
      1. Fall Work Study Job Postings Update
        1. small changes made to job descriptions.
        2. not that the work study’s did not receive top ups last year. SOCC has approved $1.00 top up, will make sure work study’s receive this this coming year.
  4. UVSS Board Rep: Self-Nominations
    1. Leat Ahrony
      1. Leat’s nomination was not approved.
      2. OC will do another call out, requirements include
        1. Commitment to make UVSS and SOCC meetings.
        2. David and billy will make arrangements to step in as non-voting members on UVSS Board until a new rep is nominated.
  5. Advocacy Council Proposals:
    1. AVP
      1. Not approved.
    2. Super T-Training?
      1. Approved to be brought to Advocacy Council for Funding. OC to confirm funding amount requested.
      2. Reciprocity request: Marwo will be asked to provide a share-back/training for SOCC members after the training.
  6. ART:
    1. Donate Art for SOCC
      1. Grateful for Art!
      2. Will find space on existing wall space (by collage, but the storage unit)
    2. SUB Reno Question: SOCC Mural in the Hallway?
      1. (confirmed?) Mural to be put up, with chance for folks to add onto it.
    3. Take down board behind couch, make room for art?
      1. Not approved. See 6.a.i
  7. Outreach for Summer:
    1. Volunteer/Tabling Opportunity: AfricaFest (May 22-24)
      1. Socc Table
      2. General Volunteering
        1. David and Meris (23+24) are interested, billy will email with times and connect them to Pulcherie
        2. Macayla volunteering for Candy Land
  8. Research Project Request:
    1. Some concerns raised about project.
    2. Meris will contact researchers to provide feedback.  

REST TABLED FOR NEXT MEETING (MAY 19TH, 12:30PM. LOCATION TBA: PICNIC?)

    1. What else to do for Summer Outreach? Fun? Movie Nights? Share meals? Picnics? Dancing? (Candy Land on the 17th)
    2. David: Silk Screening?
      1. David will do silk screening workshop!
  1. Visioning for the Fall: Reflection Process, implement mechanisms for internal feedback (360 feedback?) SWOT? Strategic Planning?
  2. Coffee Maker for SOCC?
  3. SOCC foodbank?
  4. Notes on Outreach:
    1. outreach to highschools?
    2. Campus meetings/tours during summer/fall for new racialized students.

SOCC Next Collective Meeting: Tuesday May 12th

Hello Everyone!

Hope y’all are doing well.

This is an invitation to the Students of Colour Collective Meeting, happening next week. It will be on Tuesday, May 12th at 12:30pm, and will be hosted in the SOCC office (UVic, SUB, room B020). Agenda below the email.

Also, Leat Ahrony has applied for the SOCC UVSS Board Representative. Please see Leat’s application below the Agenda.

For those of you around in the summer, please do come by and share some snacks and chat about Summer fun!

Snacks and bus tickets will be provided.

best,

billy yu

Office Coordinator

Students of Colour Collective

University Of “Victoria”

Lkwungen and WSANEC Homelands

PH: 250-472-4697

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Agenda:

Welcome!

  1. Acknowledgement of Lkwungen, WSANEC Homelands
  2. Check in
  3. AGM Follow Up:
    1. Office Coordinator: Budget for possible changes (+5hrs, benefits)
    2. Call for Committee to review Office Coordinator Job Description
    3. Budget for Summer
    4. Work Study Top Up?
  4. Fall Work Study Job Postings Update
  5. UVSS Board Rep: Self-Nominations
    1. Leat Ahrony
  6. Advocacy Council Proposals:
    1. AVP
    2. Super T-Training?
  7. ART:
    1. Donate Art for SOCC
    2. SUB Reno Question: SOCC Mural in the Hallway?
  8. Outreach for Summer:
    1. Volunteer/Tabling Opportunity: AfricaFest (May 22-24)
      1. Socc Table
      2. General Volunteering
    2. What else to do for Summer Outreach?
    3. David: Silk Screening?
    4. Movie Nights? Share meals? Picnics? Dancing? (Candy Land on the 17th)

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Here is Leat Ahrony’s application for UVSS Board SOCC Representative:

“Dear SOCC collective, I am so happy first of all that we past the referendum and we now receive funding from the UVSS. As a past SOCC rep, I feel it is extremely important to have a collective voice of the BOD of UVSS because that is where important and often impactful decisions are made. It has come to my attention that there isn’t a lot of SOCC members here in the summer, and it would be unwise to keep our spot empty. The New executive directors of 2015-16 will officially take their positions on Monday, May 4th, and summer time is a crucial time to build the relationships and foster collaboration.

That said, I am happy to take on the role of the SOCC rep (i.e. nominate myself) for the summer term. If the collective is willing, As a minority, and a person of color, we must not lose our presence, and continue our advocacy in all fronts.”