Student of Color Conference

To: UCSC Students

From: Hector Navarro, SUA Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Hello and Welcome Back Slugs,

I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are ready for an exciting year at UC Santa Cruz. I’d like to invite you to join us at the upcoming UC-wide Student of Color Conference! The application will be available from Thursday, September 22 to Friday, October 28, 2016. This year the conference will be held at UC Irvine and the S.U.A. will cover all hotel, registration, and transportation costs for selected applicants! We look forward to reviewing your application soon!

Application link here:

Detailed Conference Information:

November 18th-20th, 2016

Hosted at UC Irvine

The Student of Color Conference (SOCC) is the annual University of California Student Association (UCSA) event where members come together to engage and challenge students of color and their allies to address issues of structural and cultural inequalities. SOCC is our oldest and largest conference, providing a safe space for students of color and their allies to strategize around statewide and campus-based actions. The Student of Color Conference can provide a forum for individuals to discuss, explore and educate themselves regarding a wide array of issues affecting people of color. Our primary goal for the conference is to create an inclusive space for community engagement from students of all backgrounds. SOCC can foster a dialogue that critically engages students on issues regarding the School­ to ­Prison­ Pipeline, sexual violence particular facing women, decreased funding to ethnic and LGBT studies departments, and the disquieting trend of hate crimes on University Campuses Statewide.