SOCC Newsletter (January 24 – 31)

Newsletter highlights:

1. SOCC Events

(a) Movie Night

(b) PULSE Zine call-out

2. External events

(a) Undoing Border Imperialism Book Launches w/ Harsha Walia

(b) Provost's Diversity Research Forum

(c) All Art is Anarchy in support of Camas Books & Infoshop

(d) SJS Annual Lecture w/ Yvonne Brown

(e) Valentine's Day

3. Meetings

(a) Collective meetings

(b) PULSE committee

Newsletter details:

1. SOCC Events

(a) Movie Night

SOCC is hosting a movie night on Friday, January 31st by 7pm at 22-1880
Laval Ave. We'll be watching The We And the I (trailer: ). Please RSVP if you would
like to attend.

(b) PULSE Zine call-out (poster attached)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for PULSE, an anti-racist zine published by the
Students of Colour Collective at UVic.

SOCC is seeking submissions in any medium including, but not limited to,
artwork, poetry, prose, audio/video, etc. from self-identified Indigenous
persons and people of colour (IPOC).

The theme of the upcoming issues of PULSE is roots, soups, & stories.

We each have distinctive roots and unique stories- SOCC invites you to
share what feeds your soul, what provides you warmth, and to express a
piece of your personal narrative. Whether its about putting down new
roots, or nourishing old ones, we hope this zine will hold the creative
expressions of many identities and experiences. We’d also love to receive
stories and/or recipes about foods that hold special meaning for you.

Please send in your work by February 24th, 2014

> by email to
> or drop off at the SOCC office in the Student Union Building SUB B020

>or mail to:
UVic Students’ Society-SOCC
University of Victoria
PO Box 3035 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P3
Lekwungen and WSANEC Territories

2. External events

a) Undoing Border Imperialism Book Launches w/ Harsha Walia

Undoing Border Imperialism is an exciting new book that situates immigrant
rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor
exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire.
By providing the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism
and decolonization, this work offers relevant insights for all grassroots
and social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the
barriers and borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce,
loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward
liberation. (Visit: )

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator
rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation,
anti-racist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements and
communities for over a decade.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 29th.
Venue(s):  UVic, Harry Hickman 116 (12:30-2:00) and 2994 Douglas - BCGEU
(5:30-7:30) on Unceded Lekwungen, Esquimalt and Wsanec Territories

Accessibility info: The evening event will have childcare. The venue is
wheelchair accessible. Bus tickets are also available. Please help us
provide a scent free event to accommodate people with chemical
sensitivities. ASL interpretation is available for the evening event.

b) Provost's Diversity Research Forum

The 2014 diversity conference, Critical Conversations: Arts, Allies and
Activism, will take place on Jan. 29 and 30, 2014 in UVic. The conference
features authors Denise Chong and Yvonne Brown as this year's keynote
speakers. Please register early as space is limited.

Check out the program schedule for more info:

c) All Art is Anarchy in support of Camas Books & Infoshop

A night of independent music, literature, art and film in support of Camas
Books and Infoshop.

Doors at 8pm
$10-15 Sliding Scale
No one gets turned away for lack of funds.

Venue: The Roxy, 2657 Quadra St
Date: Friday, Jan 31
Time: 8:00pm

(d) SJS Annual Lecture (poster attached)

The Social Justice Studies Annual Lecture speaker will be Dr. Yvonne
Shorter Brown. Dr. Brown is a retired public school teacher, university
lecturer, researcher, writer and social justice activist. She was recently
a post-doctoral fellow at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the
Global Migration of African Peoples, York University.

Dr. Brown's SJS Annual Lecture is entitled: Is There More That Canadians
Should Know About Slavery, Besides the Fact and the Myth of the
Underground Railroad

Date: Friday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m
Venue: Hickman Building, HHB 105

3. Meetings

Both meetings are open to all self-identified Indigenous and/or People of

(a) Collective meetings

January 27, 5pm, SUB B020.

(b) PULSE committee
If you're interested in working on SOCC's zine, join us for our weekly
meetings every Thursday at 6pm, SUB B020.

Have a great weekend!


Yvonne Brown Victoria Tour Poster 2014 (2)

SJS Yvonne Brown Poster 2014

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