OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers

Working While Black: Black History Month Forums and Webinars

Celebrating Black History Month 2016 poster

OPSEU Workers of Colour Region 5 Forum

OPSEU members are invited to a discussion with speakers Mark Brown, Executive Officer, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Black Lives Matter, and Peter Thompson, Chair of the Workers of Colour Caucus. Please join us to celebrate the gains of the anti-racism movement, to assess current realities and to discuss strategies for mobilizing to build solidarity across our communities and with Labour.

Also a presentation by Fuad Chowdhury, Director of “Change Your Name Ousama” and discussion on how Canadian Muslims have been marginalized since 9-11.

Date: Friday, February 24
Location: 31 Wellesley Street, Toronto, M4Y 3A6
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Come out and enjoy the Workers of Colour Caucus Black History Forum. 

Dinner, fruits and beverages will be served.

Download the event flyer black_history_forum_2017_region_five.pdf

Please RSVP Patrick Riley at userpdar@yahoo.ca by 5 p.m. on Wednesday February 22, 2017.

OPSEU Workers of Colour Region 2 Forum

Date: Friday February 17
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: OPSEU Region 2 Office, 505 York Boulevard, Hamilton (Please enter on the Devonport street side). Parking is Free.

Please join us at our first ever Region 2 Black History Month Forum and learn about the history of African-Canadians.

The Forum will include: entertainers, speakers, vendor tables (clothing, jewellery, posters and books), slam poetry, music, and door prizes.

We will be providing a Caribbean-style dinner and refreshments.

Please RSVP Sandra Smith by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at MS.SANDRA@LIVE.CA.

Download the event flyer black_history_month_forum_-_region_2.pdf

The Canadian Labour Congress Working While Black Webinar Series

On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series for workers of colour and allies.

The series will celebrate the contributions of Black activists and organizers in Canada, strengthen solidarity across movements, and build skills and knowledge for confronting anti-Black racism in workplaces and communities today. Participants will be able to engage with speakers and share lived experiences with each other.

By the end of the series, participants will have developed tools and strategies that work towards our goal: building workplaces and communities that are inclusive and free from racism and discrimination.

For more information http://canadianlabour.ca/WWB

Webinar #1

Anti-Black Racism and Labour (English only)
February 13, 7pm – 8pm EST
Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/632822098551433986

Webinar #2

Recognizing Systemic Barriers and Work (English only)
February 22, 7pm – 8pm EST
Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1699969601564184066

Webinar #3

Collective and Community Organizing (English only)
February 27, 7pm – 8pm EST
Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/229619090018498050

Webinar #4

Working While Black (French only)
February 28, 7pm – 8pm EST
Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6971587996541205762