Once again, a spotlight is shining on systemic racism within international justice systems – systems that have oppressed Black, racialized, and Indigenous people for centuries.
Anti-Black racism is not new and is very much entrenched in all aspects of Canadian society. PSAC is pleased to offer a series of webinars on anti-racism, specifically, to better understand the experiences of Indigenous, Black, and racialized workers and how we can dismantle racism in workplaces and unions.
Anti-Black racism: It's everyone's fight
A national webinar on antiracism
Join panelists Richard Sharpe, Larry Rousseau, Goretti Fukamusenge and Darlène Lozis in a discussion on how we can dismantle anti-black racism in workplaces and unions.
- Richard Sharpe, Co-Founder, Federal Black Employees Caucus
- Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President, Canada Labour Congress
- Goretti Fukamusenge, Grievance and Adjudication Officer, PSAC
- Darlène Lozis, Oppression Prevention Coordinator, PSAC (Moderator)
- Chris Aylward, the PSAC National President will open the session.
Bilingual: Thursday, July 23 at 12PM PST / 3PM EST / 4PM AST
Register in advance for this webinar: https://ca01web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OOhssYUtTfKySuFcZPjZLA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
An Introduction to antiracism for White folks
A conversation between Paige Galette and Nora Loreto
Scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis has said that in a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be antiracist.
Join activists Paige Galette and Nora Loreto for a conversation in which they address the following topics:
- What is the difference between non-racism and anti-racism?
- What is white people’s role in the fight against racism?
English: Monday, July 20 at 4PM PST / 7PM EST / 8PM ADT.
French: Tuesday, July 21 at 4PM PST / 7PM EST / 8PM ADT.
This webinar is aimed at white members but is open to anyone who’s interested in attending. If you are wondering why a webinar on antiracism for white folks? Please read this backgrounder.
Members of other unions and those interested in the subject are also welcomed to attend.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/768130226381058574
If you’d prefer to participate in the FRENCH VERSION of this webinar go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4427085021296553996
Haitian, activist and feminist, Paige Galette is passionately involved in political movements fighting for social justice; the labour movement, Women's movement, Queer movement and the Black liberation. Paige's essay “From Cheechako to Sourdough: Reflections on Northern Living and Surviving, While Being Black” is featured in the book Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, Syrus Marcus Ware).
Nora Loreto is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. She is a writer and activist based in Quebec City and co-hosts the podcast Sandy and Nora Talk Politics with Sandy Hudson.
Thank you and we look forward to learning with you.