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.
Sophia Chung, Maddy Ward and Radha Wahyuwidayat ACAR had a great O-Week! We exhausted all of our shirts, hand-designed by collective members, and had a 200% increase in sign ups since last year. We also put SRC money to good use on a bar tab and pizza for new collective members at Ethno-Cultural Drinks. Aren’t […]
Aparna Balakumar, Lamya Rahman, Una Madura Verde, Adam Ursino 2016 has flown by, and it’s hard to believe that this is our last report for the year! We’d like to thank everybody who’s been involved in the Autonomous Collective Against Racism this year, whether it be in the form of popping by our OWeek stall […]
Aparna Balakumar, Elizabeth Mora, Lamya Rahman, & Adam Ursino It’s been a busy year so far for the Autonomous Collective Against Racism (ACAR) and things are only about to get busier. Following on from the success of our events last semester, such as ACAR revue and our collaboration with SUDS, this semester ACAR intends to […]