The SRC’s Social Justice Department aims to encourage students to get involved in activism, social initiatives and community engagement. We strive to ensure that USYD students are aware of the broad spectrum of discrimination and inequalities both on and off campus, and provide channels for students to get involved in fighting these issues. Our department is excited to work with the whole USYD student body on issues this year. We also hope to work with other SRC departments to reduce inequality on campus and give a greater voice to minorities. The Social Justice Department welcomes any suggestions and hopes to actively engage the student body in broad lobbying and direct action.
The Social Justice department hopes to be heavily involved in organising and promoting upcoming rallies, activist meetings and efforts in order to combat serious injustices and cruelties.
Social Justice also involves a deep concern for issues present on campus. The Social Justice department hopes to highlight these issues of inequality to the student body through a postering campaign to heighten awareness surrounding the diversity of experiences that students have both on campus and outside of campus.
The Social Justice department will also endeavor to ensure volunteering opportunities are more varied and accessible so students can easily donate their time to causes they are passionate about. An effective way to engage with these issues is at grassroots level through volunteering within your community. You can put a face on the issues, delve into the complexities and meet some awesome and inspiring people.
At a university level, the SRC provides a simple way to engage in combating the ills of society that concern you: through collectives. There are collectives that represent marginalised groups and key social justice issues, from the Education Action Group (EAG), the Queer Action Collective (QuAC) or the Environment Collective. For more information look at the entries by the relevant departments on the SRC website, within this handbook or email us and we can direct you to a collective that best represents your interests.
HAPPY SOCIAL JUSTICE HUNTING GAMES!
Your Social Justice officers for 2014 are Liam Carrigan, Clo Schofield, Monique McKenzie, and Ishmam Ahmed.