RGU:Union prides itself on its core values of inclusion, transparency, equality, diversity, wellbeing and engagement of students at RGU. In order to ensure that students who identify as Black or BIPOC (this Includes Black, African and Afro-Caribbean people, Indigenous (to the Americas, Australia and South Pacific) people and people of colour (people of Arab, Asian and Latin American heritage)). are supported and their views represented both within the Union, and at a University level, the Black Liberation Network (BLN) was formed.
Who are we?
We are a diverse group of students who share the goal of tackling racism and promoting equality, tolerance and respect across the university community. We aim to provide a space for constructive conversations and include students from different backgrounds to work together towards a shared vision. We currently have weekly (virtual) meetings and we look forward to seeing new faces.
This is a recently formed student network at RGU and are currently seeking more student engagement.
We welcome anyone who wishes to get involved and engage with this group. Our most recent actions include lobbying the University to release a statement in support of Black Lives Matter taking a lead on the ‘Black History Month’ campaign at RGU.
To represent the interests of our BIPOC students, to provide a space for discussion and take action on pertinent issues.
Our primary aim is to represent the interests of our BIPOC students, to provide a space for discussion and action on pertinent issues. In the future, we hope to organise events on campus that are educational and campaign for causes as well as uplift the voices of BIPOC and their experiences. We also hope to provide a safe space for BIPOC individuals to engage in activism and also find community support.
We are a recently formed group at RGU and are currently seeking more student engagement.
We welcome anyone who wishes to get involved and engage with this group. Our most recent actions include lobbying the University to release a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.
We also strengthen relationships, build opportunities for support and collaborate with the university with issues concerning BIPOC students.
We promote individual expression and foster identity.
We support students who have had personal experiences of individual systemic and/or institutional racism.
Host a series of celebratory and informative events across campus each year, highlighting RGU’s diverse student and staff population.
Directly feed into key Union forums and democratic structures; such a Student Voice, the Executive Committee and the Union’s Annual General Meeting.
How can you get involved?
If you would like to be a part of the Black Liberation Network at RGU, JOIN HERE!
If you would like to be a part of the Black Liberation Network at RGU, please get in touch with the RGU:Union team. In the first instance, you can email the President (Education and Welfare) firstname.lastname@example.org.