(QTIPOC = Queer, Trans* and/or Two-Spirit Indigenous People and People of

Several people have been discussing and expressing interest in seeing a
QTIPOC Conference take place in Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory. A
steering committee has been set up to make decisions on organizing the
conference, and our first step is a community consultation and visioning
meeting. We would like to know what YOU would like this conference to look

The visioning meeting/community discussion will take place on August 18th
in the fireplace room at Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower
Rd, Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory. Lunch will be provided free of
charge from 12-1, and the meeting will take place from 1 – 2:30PM. Child
care will also be provided. Victoria West Community Centre has graciously
provided us the meeting room free of charge.

The building is wheelchair accessible, and there are ramps that lead up to
the fireplace room. The main foyer has about 5 steps to get down to the
level of the fireplace room, and there is a ramp that goes around these
stairs. Windows are large, and there is a lot of natural lighting.

If you are unable to make the meeting, but would still like to provide your
opinion and input on the conference, please fill out this quick online
survey here:

Additionally, the conference steering committee is an open committee, and
we invite those interested in joining and providing further input
throughout the planning process to join us in this community project!

Please pass and forward this survey and community consultation/visioning
meeting call out to your listserves, friends or acquaintances, keeping in
mind that this meeting, community discussion and online survey are intended
for folks who self-identify as queer and/or trans* Indigenous people or
people of colour.

To summarize:

What: community consultation and visioning meeting for organizing a queer
and/or trans* Indigenous people and people of colour conference

When: Aug 18th, 2013 – 12:00 – 2:30 PM (Free lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Where: Fireplace Room at Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower
Rd, Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory.

Who: Any and all self-identified queer, trans* and/or two-spirit Indigenous
people and people of colour

If you  have any other feedback or thoughts, please don’t hesitate to
contact us at

Hope to see you all there!

newsletter aug 2

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Non-SOCC Meetings

Aug 13th – UVSS Women’s Centre Meeting (SUB b107 @1pm )

Aug 8th– Pleasure and Disability Organizing (SSD Office @12pm


Volunteer/ Jobs/ Opportunities

UVSS Students of Colour Collective –Office Coordinator

UVSS Women’s Centre – Hiring Financial and Communications Coordinator

UVIC Indigenous Affairs Office- Campus Cousins


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SOCC Meetings

We will be having our next collective meeting Aug … @ …. In our office located in the student union building B020.

All self-identified Indigenous and/or people of colour are welcome

Non-SOCC Meetings

Women’s Centre Collective Meeting

Tuesday Aug 13th @ 1pm, SUB B107

This meeting is open to all self-identfied women. New comers welcome! Snacks Provided.

Disability and Pleasure Organizing

The UVSS Society for Students with a Disability and the anti.violence.project are collaborating on an event that celebrates sexuality and pleasure within disabled communities.

We are looking for folks to help us make this event a reality. If you’re interested in joining the organizing committee, please contact Alyson at or Liana at The next organizing meeting is taking place on August 8th at 12pm in the SSD office.

We are also looking for presenters and facilitators! Do you identify as disabled or differently abled and want to contribut to this event? Contact Alyson or Liana to talk about how to make this happen.

Volunteer/ Jobs/ Opportunities

Job Posting: UVSS Students of Colour Collective Office Coordinator

·         Part-time Unionized Position

·         15hrs/week, 22.50$ per hour

·         Year long contract, Tentative Training to start Aug 27th

·         Deadline to apply Thursday August 15th @ 4pm

·         See jobs tabs for details


         Job Posting: UVSS Women’s Centre Financial and Communications Coordinator

·         See jobs tab for details


Mentor Position: Indigenous Affairs Office at the UVic is looking for LE,NONET Campus Cousins

– see jobs tabs for details