Victory! After years of fighting, the Board votes to offer space to the Rotunda Community! Thank you
9 MAR 2020 — After two years of fighting eviction, SOCA is happy to announce that we are in the final stages of our efforts to have a safe space for Black folks on campus.
Thank you to all members and allies supporting our cause.
Afia Poku, SOCA President:
“It is a relief for SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry that the two-year battle to save Black space on campus has ended. Securing operational space is an assurance of our longevity, allowing us to continue building a sense of community on and off campus. Black space is vital for connecting students navigating experiences unique to Black students.”
“While Configuration 3 is a compromise for all parties involved, we are grateful that this is still collective growth in square footage for both of SOCA and Embark.
“We truly appreciate our members and allies who have advocated with us since 2018, or joined to support in the activism along the way.”