Students' Representative Council, Sydney University
The Autonomous Collective Against Racism is the SRC’s principal collective for anti-racist organising on campus. ACAR stands principally in opposition to racism, colonialism, imperialism and all other forms of oppression.
As an identity-based collective, membership is autonomous, meaning that it is restricted exclusively to people of colour. This doesn’t preclude white people from getting involved with our work! In fact, we actively encourage those who benefit from white supremacy to help out with the various campaigns and events that we’ll run throughout the year. In the spirit of intersectionality, many of these will be run collaboratively with other identity-based collectives.
In 2019, we aim to organise around issues relating to people of colour both on and off campus including Aboriginal justice, refugees, rights for international students and international solidarity actions (i.e. Palestine). Importantly, we will continue with the Education Action Group’s ‘Keep Ramsay Out of Usyd’ campaign and oppose the Ramsay Centre’s proposed racist Bachelor of Western Civilisation. The current convenors of the collective are Emily Kim, Himath Siriniwasa, Swapnik Sanagavarapu and Mahek Rawal.
Autonomous Collective Against Racism Swapnik Sanagavarapu, Ellie Wilson, Himath Siriniwasa and Mahek Rawal The Autonomous Collective Against Racism is receiving a total rebrand this year, as we hope to turn the traditionally inactive collective into a powerful force for student activism. This year, ACAR will have a specifically anti-colonial focus, as we will work to […]
Tanushri Saha, Nischeta Velu, Tanya Ali and Geneve Bullo The last few weeks saw all our creative efforts, energy and focus being dedicated towards creating a beautiful yet stimulating edition of this year’s ACAR Honi. A shout out to all the talented writers and artists who contributed, and to the editors who bought the whole […]
Maddy Ward, Radha Wahyuwidayat and Sophia Chung Hello and good day. We are mad. Very mad. The ethnocultural space, gifted to us by our Union overlords, has been vandalised, disrespected and stolen from a number of times. Most recently, someone tore up a beautiful poster drawn by a collective member and threw it in the […]