Everything we do at Sub:Culture is for and about college students with marginalized identities. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students in particular face distinct and discouraging disparities that threaten enrollment, employment, mental health, and academic success. Our strategic partnerships are aimed at collaborating with organizations that are addressing these barriers and seeking to eradicate them.
HBCU Food Pantry Initiative
Our dedication to BIPOC and marginalized students is carried out in our commitment to build, stock, and participate in efforts to address food insecurity Historically Black Campuses & Universities.
In addition to our construction of the VUU Panther Pantry, we are an official fiscal sponsor for the JCS Project and the National HBCU Food Pantry program, which sends care packages to HBCU students across the country.
CURRENT PANTRY PARTNERS
Black students who identify as (LGBTQ+ 2S) often faced even more adversity at school due to the intersection of their marginalized identities. These barriers are even higher for Black transgender people, who have double the unemployment rate of all transgender people, and four times that of the U.S. general population.
Addressing the concerns of Black LGBTQ+ students requires an intersectional approach that takes into account all the aspects of their experiences of oppression: racism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Black LGBTQ students deserve to have the opportunity to learn and succeed in supportive school environments that are free from bias, harassment, and discrimination, but they don’t often get it. In addition, many of these students have a deep and rich connection to the Black Church but have also undergone magnificent transformations in their lives that make them outsiders to many spaces.
Sub:Culture proudly partners with Campus Pride a national organization that serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs, and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support, and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.