SOCC Newsletter (February 16 onwards)

Newsletter highlights:

1. SOCC Events
(a) PULSE Zine call-out (b) Black History Month closing reception and awards 2. External events (a) Shark Truth (b) Black History Month Panel Discussion 3. Request for Research Participants: Intergenerational Dynamics and Histories of Japanese Internment in World War 2 4. Meetings (a) Collective meeting (b) PULSE committee Details: 1. SOCC Events (a) PULSE Zine call-out 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 (b) Black History Month Closing Reception and Recognition Awards The Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society, the UVic African & Caribbean Students Association and the Students of Colour Collective are hosting a closing reception celebrating Black History Month. We will also be launching the first annual Black History Month Recognition Awards. The event takes place on Friday, Feb 28th in Vertigo (UVic Student Union Building). 2. External events (a) Shark Truth Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 pm: "Shark Truth: Bridging the Worlds of Environmentalism and Culture" a presentation by Claudia Li of the Hua Foundation for the Fourth Annual Neil Burton Commemorative Lecture. Claudia Li, founder of Shark Truth (the initiative that began as a campaign to ban shark fin soup) and co-founder of the Hua Foundation, will share an intimate story of the success and ethnic challenges of bringing an environmental and conservation lens to her community and a lens of culture to environmental and conservation movements. (b) Black History Month Panel Discussion The UVic African & Caribbean Students' Association is hosting a panel discussion titled "The N word: a panel discussion about racism and popular culture" Date: Thursday, Feb 27 Venue: SUB Upper Lounge Time: 5:30pm 3. Request for Research Participants: Intergenerational Dynamics and Histories of Japanese Internment in World War 2 Hello, My name is Katrina Fukuda. I am an undergraduate student in Women's Studies at the University of Victoria. I am conducting a research project, entitled "Intergenerational Dynamics and Histories of Japanese Internment in World War 2." The purpose of this research project is to explore how different generations of Japanese Canadians navigate, conceive of and understand the legacy of Japanese internment during WW II and the silences that may surrounding it. Dr. Annalee Lepp in the Department of Women's Studies is supervising my project and you may contact her regarding the research at 250-721-6157 or at You are being invited to participate in this study because you or someone in your family experienced internment during World War II. If you agree to voluntary participate in this research, your participation would include a one-time, audio taped individual interview of about one hour on a date, at a time, and at a location convenient for you. It should be emphasized that you should not feel any obligation or pressure to participate due to any prior relationship with me. If you are interested in participating, please contact me by telephone at (250) 858-6394 or by e-mail at Many thanks for considering this invitation and I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Katrina Fukuda 4. Meetings Both meetings are open to all self-identified Indigenous and/or People of Colour. (a) Collective meetings February 17, 5pm, SUB B020. (b) PULSE committee Every Thursday at 6pm, SUB B020. Hope you've had a great weekend! Boma. Boma Brown Students of Colour Collective Coordinator tel:250-472-4697 email:



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