Consultation meetings: Tuesdays 1-2:30pm at the SRC office.
Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney
The Women’s Officers of the USyd SRC and convenors of the USyd Women’s Collective are Vivienne Guo and Ellie Wilson.
The USyd Women’s Collective is the most active, left-wing and activist Women’s Collective in the country. As all oppression is intersectional, so must our activism be; we are unabashedly anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, and radically progressive in our activism. For over 50 years, we have organised campaigns against sexual violence on campus, for the decriminalisation of abortion, against the archaic systems of the colleges. We fight for the liberation of all, not simply empowerment of a few.
The USyd Women’s Collective (WoCo) organise and meet on the stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. This land was violently stolen in 1788, and it always was and always will be Aboriginal land. In our fight to liberate all women and non-binary people, we must remember that First Nations women are far too highly represented in statistics of domestic violence, sexual violence, and incarceration. WoCo will always seek to decolonise and stand in solidarity with First Nations people in Warrang (so-called ‘Sydney’).
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more or get involved! WoCo meets regularly and organises events such as reading groups, movie screenings and picnics throughout the year.
Growing Strong 2020 – The Usyd Women’s Collective’s Annual Handbook
Hello readers, and thank you for picking up Growing Strong 2020! We as a collective believe it is important to educate, share ideas, and be critical of the world around us, and Growing Strong is the product of these beliefs. Like any publication, this edition was brought to you with weeks of hard work and a collective of dedicated writers, artists, and editors, who have endeavoured to paint this political portrait of current radical feminist discourse. We are so grateful to our editorial team – Kiki Amberber, Kimmy Dibben, Amelia Mertha, Jessica Syed, Ranuka Tandan, Donnalyn Xu and Kira Xu – for their unwavering dedication.
The world that we live in now – under exploitative systems of capitalism, colonisation and patriarchy – is frightening, grim and most importantly, unacceptable. From discussions of police violence to misconceptions of emotional labour, Growing Strong encapsulates the intersectional, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonialist values of the Women’s Collective. Because, to end on the words of Arundhati Roy, “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
In love, hope and rage,
Vivienne Guo and Ellie Wilson
2020 Women’s Officers and Convenors of the USyd Women’s Collective