The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Liberation Group exists to provide a safe space within EUSA where self-identifying BME students (including those of African, Asian, Arab and Afro-Caribbean descent) can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience.
All self-identifying BME students are welcome to get involved in the BME Liberation Group, and getting involved is a fantastic way to meet new people, gain new skills and access exciting opportunities. By joining the group, you’re joining a community of students who are passionate about making Edinburgh a more diverse and inclusive place to study.
Campaigns and Events
Each year, the BME Liberation Group is heavily involved in organising EUSA’s Black History Month events, including panel discussions, film screenings, and social events.
In 2014-15, the Group also organised a Ferguson Solidarity Protest after the shooting of Mike Brown in Missouri which they then followed up with a Ferguson Solidarity event at the beginning of February. During October, the group was also involved in a EUSA-wide campaign, raising awareness of culturally appropriative and racist Hallowe’en costumes.
National Union of Students (NUS)
As well as fighting for justice within Edinburgh, the BME Liberation Group is also involved in the NUS Black Students’ Campaigns, both in Scotland and at a national level. Every year, the Group sends delegates to the NUS Scotland and NUS UK Black Students’ conferences. If you’d like to get involved in the NUS campaigns then you can check out the website here or contact the BME Group Convener using the contact details above.