Inclusion and Feminism
The student community, as a reflection of society, is a mosaic of identities. Far from being a problem, that diversity is in fact a great strength, one on which the student movement must be built. Unfortunately, the recognition of gender and cultural equality is still far from won. Even today, hateful discourses against marginalized groups continue to find an echo in our society at large. Overcoming discrimination remains a battle that must be fought daily if we are to resolve issues such as pay gaps, rape culture, and the under-representation of women in positions of power. The student movement must act to ensure that it is always at the forefront of feminist practices and in the fight against discrimination of all types, whether it be based on ethnicity, language, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or other impairments, or religion. We need to make sure that our academic environments reflect our ambitions for the transformation of society as a whole.
In the same way, AVEQ seeks to ensure that all student associations are able to participate fully in its associative life as equals. For that reason it is placing itself at the forefront of the struggle against any geographic or linguistic marginalization that regional and Anglophone associations may live. AVEQ wants to put an accent on the place that these associations, which have been at the heart of its creation since the beginning, hold. AVEQ is committed to defending a diversity of opinions and social realities, from one end of the province to the other.