Students' Representative Council, University of Sydney
ACAR is an autonomous space open to current University of Sydney students who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or who come from a minority ethnocultural background, or who are marked or marginalised by white supremacy, or who identify as a ‘person 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 attend and help out with the various campaigns or 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 of the University of Sydney or other universities, as well as local groups.
In 2021, we aim to organise around issues relating to people of colour, both within and beyond the campus, in activist and educational ways from a student perspective. This will include Aboriginal justice, refugees, rights for international students, and international solidarity actions (i.e. Palestine, Black Lives Matter). We seek to continue centering the concerns of Indigenous communities whilst working on more cross-collective organising and mobilising.