Rea Chatterjee for VP Equity & Sustainability
Hi, I’m Rea Chatterjee and I am running with the SFU Progressives as the VP Equity and Sustainability. I am a Psychology major with a joint-minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and Counselling and Human Development.
As a first generation, queer woman of colour, who grew up in a low-income household, I have felt the effects of social and institutional barriers first-hand. This lived experience guides my work. I believe that all students, especially those from marginalised communities, must feel welcome, safe, and heard.
In order to accomplish this, SFU and the SFSS must acknowledge, address and act upon the historical and ongoing legacy of oppression against marginalized communities including BIPOC, queer, disabled, neurodivergent, lower-caste and low-income students.
I am grateful to Ucwalmicw SFU professor Kicya7 who shared Opaskwayak Cree Professor Dr. Shawn Wilson’s teachings on “Right Action”- that “Wisdom is Knowledge in Action.” This has guided my advocacy work and has taught me that we must act.
Building on my experience with leading an interfaith group that delivered 25,000+ meals to houseless folks in Whalley, co-founder of my highschool's first mental health club, a Friends of Simon tutor, and organizer with SFU350, I will build an accessible movement where students across faculties, and affiliations come together to put knowledge into action.
I will work to build an equitable, intersectional and justice-centred university where students belong and will not be ignored.
Uphold Climate Justice, Collaboration, and Action
Increase Equitable and Intersectional Support for Students
Make the Student Movement Accessible to All
The current VPES Marie Haddad has made incredible progress, but there is much more to do. Join me and the SFU Progressives in centering equity and justice and defending student power on campus.
Please remember to vote on February 15-17 through SFU Mail! Pledge to vote at www.bit.ly/vote-rea.
Team Website: bit.ly/SFUProgressives