Collective Meeting: October 8, 2014

Hi Folks,

The Students of Colour Collective will be having a collective meeting on Wednesday, October 8th, between 11:30-1pm in the SOCC office (B020). By participating in these meetings, you provide the vision, goals, and guide the planning of events for the next year by the Students of Colour Collective.

As the Office Coordinator, I am lead by this collective wisdom and awesomeness. I am looking forward to sharing space, eating food (which there will be some), and building community.

If you have any questions or items you’d like to put on the agenda, please email me at


billy yu

Office Coordinator

Vivek Shraya Book Launch and QT2IPOC Showcase!

Please join us! All are welcome to this FREE event, less than a week away!

September 23rd, 7pm, at the Ambrosia Center (on the Homelands of the Lkwungen and WSANEC Peoples, 638 Fisgard St) the UVic Pride, UVSS Students of Colour Collective (SOCC), the anti.violence.project, and the Positive Space Network (PSN), are happy to bring you VIVEK SHRAYA and a QT2IPOC (queer, trans, two-sprit Indigenous and people of colour) showcase!

This free event is part of Vivek’s book tour to launch his new book, She of the Mountains, a beautifully rendered illustrated novel that weaves a passionate, contemporary love story with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complex ways that we are formed and transformed by love, and show how the process of learning to love and be loved by another can ultimately—and sometimes painfully—bring us back to our selves.

Vivek is a a Toronto-based artist working in the media of music, performance, literature and film as well as the winner of the the We are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award and a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. More about Vivek here:

There is also a workshop, facilitated by Vivek, starting at 5pm at the Ambrosia Center. More details can be found here. Limited space is left. This workshop is reserved for Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit Indigenous and People of Colour.

The space is wheel-chair accessible – double doors into the center – double doors into the event room, high ceilings. Note that there are fluorescent lighting. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available.

Amazing, Right!?

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Looking forward to seeing you there!


SOCC is Hiring!

The Students of Colour Collective is excited to announce that we are hiring three work study positions. If you are interested in working towards racial justice through art, advocacy, and community building, please apply!

1) Project Coordinator
2) Resource Coordinator
3) Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

HOW TO APPLY: Drop an application and cover letter off at the SOCC office, located in the Student Union Building, B102 or send it by email This position is restricted to self-identified people of colour applicants only (see charter of rights and freedoms, Article 12, Subsection 2). We strongly encourage women of color, Indigenous women, women with disabilitie(s), queer and trans women to apply.

Applicants must be eligible for Work Study program. For details about Work Study positions and eligibility please go to 

Thank you,

Billy Yu

Office Coordinator