Social Issues Commission

Student group alleges anti-Semitism at AMS-hosted event

On Nov. 9, the Social Issues Commission (SIC), Queen’s Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED), and Levana Gender Advocacy Centre held an event on navigating colonial institutions and intersectional student activism with guest speaker Ericka Hart.Continue...

‘This is an opportunity for us to be critical’: Policing beyond homecoming

During the weekends of Oct. 16 and 23, interactions between Queen’s students and the Kingston police were intensely charged.Continue...

AMS survey alleges disproportionate targeting of students of colour by police

In response to Queen’s $350,000 payment to the City of Kingston ahead of Homecoming celebrations in October and the subsequent petition against over-policing propelled by the AMS, the Social Issues Commission (SIC) is asking students to share their experiences with Kingston Police in an anonymous form .

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Walkout saw thousands gathered at Summerhill

“Hey hey, ho ho, patriarchy has got to go!”Continue...

SIC announces Equity Grant to compensate students

The Social Issues Commission (SIC) announced an Equity Grant open to student applicants until April 16.Continue...

Former AMS Social Issues Commissioner Bunisha Samuels awarded legal scholarship to pursue anti-racist efforts

Bunisha Samuels, ArtSci ’20, has been named one of the first recipients in a new Scotiabank program for law students intending to pursue anti-racist advocacy in their legal careers.Continue...

AMS Social Issues Commission collaborates with University on workshop series for Gender-Based Violence Awareness Month

For Gender-Based­ Violence Awareness Month, the AMS Social Issues Commission (SIC) and the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) are exploring the effects of intersectionality on how survivors cope, heal, and find support.Continue...

Peer Support Centre launches partnership with CARED

The Peer Support Centre (PSC) has partnered with the Committee Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (CARED) to provide support for Black and Indigenous and/or Persons of Colour (BIPOC).Continue...

AMS Social Issue Commission hosts workshop on Intervention & Awareness

On Mar. 18, the AMS Social Issues Commission held an active bystander workshop focused on oppression in everyday life.Continue...

Barb Lotan speaks to sexual violence response efforts this past year

For Queen’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator Barb Lotan, the past school year has shown a strong commitment from the University towards better addressing sexual violence on campus.Continue...

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