SRC poster campaign spotlights transformation

12 May 2008

Black and white leaves no room for grey, certainly not where transformation is concerned; a point that was driven home in the Student Representative Council's campus poster campaign.

"We're trying to create awareness of transformation initiatives and issues such as student retention and throughput," said the SRC's Tarryn Christians (transformation portfolio).

Christians said the SRC had identified some disturbing trends, for example apathy among white students who don't attend student initiatives such as the Rolling Eyes Forum.

"They feel sidelined and marginalised, with the focus on black students. They also need a platform to speak in a protected environment."

The campaign also focused on students with disabilities.

"We hope to have a monthly round of posters and forums for discussions, including the Student Leaders Transformation Forum, picking up on academic awareness month in May."

The posters include some uncompromising statements about race.

"That's our aim, to get people angry."

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