Sunday, 23 April 2017

The following message sent on behalf, Racialized Students' Resistance collective:

Are you in interested in sharing spaces, stories, and connections with other racialized folks? (i.e., Indigenous, Black, people of colour and people of multiple race ancestries)? Join us on Saturday, May 13th 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Vancouver Status of Women (2652 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6 - Coast Salish Territories). We will be providing snacks and refreshments!
We strive to create anti-oppressive, safe, and accessible community spaces, where we can challenge each other regarding our understandings of systems of oppression - which includes but is not limited to - racism, transphobia, classism, disablism, homophobia, and sexism. We are committed to holding each other accountable to create safe spaces for each other, understand the complexities of racialization, and honour peoples’ diverse lived realities & liberation struggles. In this effort, we will develop community guidelines together at the Open House.
This gathering, and all our work, takes place on Coast Salish Territories, specifically on unceded, occupied, and ancestral homelands of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Stó:lō peoples.
Accessibility information:
-Free event
-Gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible washroom
-Washroom has sharps container and menstrual supplies
-Variety of seating options: chairs, couches, cushions
-Surrounded by transit
-Flat pathways leading to VSW and inside space
-Snacks and refreshments provided (please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions by emailing
-We request that attendees support us in keeping VSW a scent-reduced space
-Fluorescent lights
-We have a children’s play area, and children are welcome to attend
-We are booking ASL interpreters for this event. If you require ASL interpretation, please let us know by May 1st by If no confirmations are received, ASL will be cancelled.
-Entrance door is 35 inches (88.9 cm) in width
-Washroom door is 34 inches (86.36 cm) in width
-Narrowest pathway in space is 42 inches (106.68 cm) in width

In solidarity,
Racialized Students’ Resistance Collective