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Society Shout-outs!

Netball Society

We’re the Netball Society! Before lockdown, we’d aim to meet and train twice a week, and we hope to be back on the courts when we can. We are an all-inclusive society and encourage students of all abilities to join us, whether you’ve played before at any level, or you’ve never seen a netball in your life. Moving online has been very challenging, especially considering we are a sports society. However, we have something exciting in the works, so keep an eye out! If this interests you, please join our Facebook group ‘SOAS Netball 20/21’ and follow our Instagram page to stay updated (@soasnetball). 

Photo Credit: @soasnetball via Instagram

Palestinian Society

NOW is the time to join the SOAS Palestine Society – with increasing crackdown on Palestinian activism on campuses, it is more important than ever to resist and fight back! The struggle for Palestinian liberation from occupation and colonialism is deeply symbolic of the fight for liberation for all indigenous and colonised peoples. We’re here to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people to advocate for freedom, justice, and equality. Sounds like a lot? Don’t worry! We want campaign work to be accessible – we know it can be intimidating doing something new, especially this year. All you need to take action is your enthusiasm! We have weekly Zoom meetings on Wednesday evenings where we learn together through political education and practise our campaigning skills. There is plenty to do and something for everyone, so we are eager to know what YOU want from the Palestine Society! Please feel free to drop us a line!

Connect with a caring community and actively make a stand by joining us at SOAS Palestine Society! Follow our socials and pop into an event or a meeting – we can’t wait to meet you!

Instagram – @soaspalestinesociety

Facebook – @BDSxSOAS

Uyghur Society

The SOAS Uyghur Society is a new society aiming to increase awareness of the situation of the Uyghur community in East Turkestan, in hopes of fighting the injustice currently taking place. Like any other society, we encourage people to join and connect, to make friends and combat this issue together as a team.

This year it has been tough launching a society completely online, especially when bearing in mind the collaborative nature of our society; ideally we would have liked to attend protests and have discussions in person but we look forward to doing so next year. However, virtual interaction has its perks – thanks to the online platforms available, we have been able to connect with organisations from all over the world to organise talks and plan on how we will fight this together.  

We look forward to hosting online webinars soon, which will cover a series of important topics in regards to the Uyghur, as well as some in-person events hopefully in the future. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out on our Instagram page @soasuyghursociety ! 

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