Coalition of Racialized Workers: Strength, Purpose, Representation

First OPSEU Racialized Workers Conference

Event Date

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

The OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers invites applications for the first ever OPSEU Racialized Workers Conference –Seeking Solidarity, the Realities of Racialization.

We look forward to meeting all of you.

The inaugural Racialized Workers conference promises to be particularly exciting.We are pleased to present a thought-provoking roster of speakers, panel discussions, artists and performers in relation to the conference theme.  Our goal is for you to go home with ideas for immediate action in your communities.  We are looking for a rich mix of backgrounds and points of view among conference participants.

The goal of the conference is to educate and raise awareness so that racialized workers feel inspired to rise up, motivated and encouraged to take action. The conference will also provide panels, discussion groups, and skills-based workshops focusing on building solidarity, unity and cohesion.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun.  Please join us as we enjoy the camaraderie of our peers from across the province.  With your participation, commitment and insight we can make this inaugural racialized workers’ conference a truly meaningful forum for discussion, inspiration and action!

  • What racialization is, its history and current manifestations
  • Key issues confronting racialized people and communities (I.e. policing and profiling, economic inequality; discrimination)
  • Different ways to practice and advocate anti-racism

Please complete the application in the OPSEU member portal https://members.opseu.org/ no later than midnight on December 31, 2018. Please also note that we will be using an anonymous selection process to select participants for the conference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you require a paper application because of a human rights accommodation or a need related to accessibility, please contact us at racializedworkersconference@opseu.org

We look forward to meeting you at the conference!

For more information, please click on the documents below:

PDF iconOPSEU Racialized Workers Conference Call

 PDF iconIntroduction to the Member Portal

 PDF iconEvent Registration Tutorial

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Event Location

Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, ON.