National Conference for Racially Visible Members

“Human Rights and Justice for All”

OBJECTIVES:

  • Empower, engage and inspire racially visible members to become active in our union, workplace and communities.
  • Educate, strategize, mobilize on issues impacting racially visible members.
  • Share experiences and network with other racially visible members.
  • Take political action in order to hold our governments accountable.

WORKSHOPS:

  1. Organizing an effective movement
    To bring about effective change, racially visible members need to be engaged and involved in their workplaces, unions and communities. This workshop will provide tools to motivate our members to work with community activists and take action on issues that affect our communities.
  2. Impact of systemic and structural racism in our workplaces
    Racism exists today, even though we have systems and processes such as human rights and employment equity legislation to address it. This workshop will examine how racism in society (e.g. justice system, immigration, education, political systems, etc.) continues to create barriers and impacts career opportunities for racially visible workers.
  3. Employment equity: are we there yet?
    Racialized people are under-represented and under-employed in workplaces and have higher levels of poverty and unemployment than non-racialized people. This workshop will examine the representation and career opportunities for racially visible workers (e.g. hiring, promotions, retention and training). It will provide tools and strategies (e.g. employment equity) that will increase the representation of racially visible workers.  It will also provide tools on lobbying and taking political action on employment equity.
  4. Combatting racism, discrimination and harassment in the workplace
    This workshop will examine racism in the workplace. It will provide tools and strategies to address workplace racism, discrimination and harassment including union processes and structures. It will also examine the impact of the racism, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
September 16, 2016 4:00 p.m. EST

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

RESOLUTIONS SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, September 30, 2016, 4:00 p.m. EST

CONFERENCE DATES:
March 24 to 28, 2017

CONFERENCE LOCATION:
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

Questions?

Please contact us at 613-560-5457 or by email at conferences@psac-afpc.com

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