Challenging all forms of discrimination and oppression is an important part of the work of the student movement. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression can affect how certain groups of people access post-secondary education, and perpetuate inequities in society based on gender, race, socio-economic status, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, citizenship status and other factors.
In order to unlearn the culturally ingrained inequality present in our communities and on our campuses, students must take responsibility for themselves and those around them. The “United for Equity” campaign promotes an environment in which privilege is identified, and then challenged.
The Federation works through its constituency groups to promote equity and challenge all forms of discrimination. A series of equity buttons are available and templates can be downloaded for students’ unions to use on their campuses.
If you wish to become engaged in the “United for Equity” campaign, contact your local students’ union representative. If you are interested in acquiring materials for your organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.