EUSA has four Liberation Groups, each representing a community of students who are disadvantaged or marginalised in University or society more widely. The groups are: Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), Disability and Mental Wellbeing (DMW), LGBT+, and Women. Only students who self-identify into the Groups may join them, but if you would like to support the groups, you can like their joint Facebook page here.
Each group has a small budget, and often they use this to run their own projects (you can find out more about these by clicking on the links above), but sometimes for larger campaigns or events they work with EUSA, and details of these are below.
Black History Month (October) - Black History Month celebrates and commemorates the individuals and events which have shaped the Black community today. In the past, EUSA has hosted guest lectures from figures such as Musa Okwonga, panel debates, film screenings and even ballet performances. If you would like to be involved in organising this year's Black History Month programme, please contact our BME Liberation Group Convener Shuwanna Aaron.
Disability History Month (November-December) - EUSA celebrated Disability History Month for the first time last year with a documentary screening and a small campaign on the imporance of the Human Rights Act. This year, DMW Liberation Group Convener Jess Killeen hopes to run a wider range of events throughout the month. If you would like to be involved, please contact her here.
LGBT+ History Month (February) - EUSA is proud to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, and for the past two years we have put on a wide range of events, from lectures with speakers such as Patrick Harvie and Linda Bellos, to film screenings, to our annual Big EUSA Gaylidh. If you would like to be involved in organising this year's LGBT+ History Month programme, please get in touch with our LGBT+ Liberation Group Convener Rachel Ram.
International Women's Day (March) - International Women's Day is celebrated across the University, and in previous years EUSA has held film screenings, zine-making workshops, and academic showcases. If you would like to be involved in this year's events, please contact our Women's Liberation Group Convener Vera Veldhuizen.
Equal Marriage - EUSA was also active in campaigning for equal marriage in the run up to the vote in 2014. Many of our student reps attended demonstrations in favour of equal marriage and we also worked hard to collect responses to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Equal Marriage. Following the successful vote we organised am incredible Valentine's themed party in Teviot to celebrate.