CUPE 23 is proud to recognize February as Black History month

CUPE 23 is proud to recognize February as Black History month. CUPE 23 would like to emphasize that the contributions of Black Canadians have been an integral part of both British Columbian and Canadian history, which we encourage everyone to celebrate year-round.

Black History within Canada is ever evolving; we at CUPE 23 strive to be a positive part of that evolution by promoting a fair, safe, and equal workplace where members are free from systemic barriers, harassment, and discrimination. We encourage our members to promote these principles and to stand up to Anti-black racism not just this month, but everyday. If you’re interested in learning more about BC’s black history please visit BC Black History Awareness Society.

Harry Jerome, Fastest man on earth – Order of Canada – Athlete of the Century
Rosemary Brown – Order of Canada – Politician, Feminist, Writer, Educator, Lecturer and Mother

History of Resistance in Burnaby

Burnaby Neighbourhood History
Free Speakers Series and Walking Tours

Explore a range of local history, heritage, and cultural topics. Community members are invited to bring their own stories, memories and questions to share. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum and the Burnaby Public Library. Presentations are free but registration is required. Call the library at 604-436-5400 to reserve your place or use the links below to register online.

Songs of Resistance

October 16, 7-8:30pm
Burnaby Village Museum | 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Register » https://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/burnaby-neighbourhood-series-songs-of-resistance

Join Solidarity Notes Labour Choir and City of Burnaby Heritage Planner Lisa Codd for an evening of song and short presentations about some of the protests and strikes that are part of Burnaby’s history. Singing along is encouraged! In partnership with the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission.