Tuesday, September 28 – 6pm
Truth and reconciliation: conversations for CUPE members
How can CUPE members contribute to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people? What can we learn from Indigenous CUPE members and their experiences and activism? And how can we support the fight for justice for today’s generation of Indigenous children and youth?
These and other questions will be addressed at a free, national webinar hosted by CUPE’s Human Rights Branch, in collaboration with Union Education.
What: A Conversation about Truth and Reconciliation for CUPE members
When: Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 PM
Register in advance here.
Who: Event speakers include:
- Debra Merrier, Diversity Vice-President for Indigenous Workers, CUPE National Executive Board
- John Brady McDonald, Senator, CUPE Saskatchewan Indigenous Council Committee
- Mark Hancock, National President, and Charles Fleury, National Secretary-Treasurer, will provide opening remarks and introduce Elder Thomas Louttit.
- Moderator: Dana Wesley, Senior Officer (Indigenous Issues), CUPE Human Rights Branch
The webinar will be followed by moderated Q&A sessions
ASL and live captioning will be provided
Registration required. All welcome
Earlier this year, CUPE’s National Executive Board created a National Safe Union Spaces Working Group to address serious concerns about gender-based violence and other forms of harassment and discrimination in our union.
The Working Group, advised by expert external consultants, has been reviewing CUPE’s existing tools and processes, identifying gaps where we need changes or additional resources to ensure safer union spaces.
As part of this important effort, the Working Group is launching a survey.
CUPE encourages all members to participate in this survey. The survey will help us identify actions we can take and policies we can adopt to make CUPE more welcoming for all members.
The survey closes September 28.
Members who have given their email address to the office will receive an email on April 14 to vote in this year’s Executive Board elections.
The 2021 CUPE 23 Annual General Meeting will be held on April 21. Members who are subscribed to the email list will receive the link to register to the meeting.
Please visit the Education page for the latest information and links to register.
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