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Oct
12
City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism
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Explore the history of our city’s street protests at this major, new photo-based exhibition showcasing rarely seen walks of resistance. The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s to present day from the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. From the shoreworkers’ strike at the Battle of Ballantyne Pier in 1935 to rallying of anti-logging groups at Clayoquot Sound in 1993, these records demonstrate the power of “ordinary people” in mobilizing public opinion and effecting change locally and globally.

Dates:
Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location:
Museum of Vancouver
Jan
14
Pacific Region Winter School
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The 2018 Canadian Labour Congress Pacific Region Winter School will be held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort starting January 14, 2018. Beyond core programs, the themes of this year’s courses also include professional development, occupational health and safety, women-specific classes and legal education. Click here for more information.

Dates:
Sunday, January 14, 2018 to Friday, February 16, 2018
Location:
Harrison Hot Springs Resort, BC
Jan
25
Occupational Health & Safety Committee Course (Multiple Dates)
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Hosted by the BC Federation’s Health & Safety Centre, this introductory or ‘fundamentals’ Occupational Health and Safety course will introduce new committee members to the basic principles of workplace health and safety. This course also serves as a great ‘Back to Basics’ course for those OH&S Committee members who desire refresher training. To learn more about this class and register click here.

Dates:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location:
All around BC
Feb
01
Black History Month
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Black History month honours the contributions of people of African descent in Canadian society and is an opportunity to share the history and culture of Black Canadians. Historically, it honours the courage and resolve of trailblazers such as Viola Desmond, who in 1946 changed the conversation about why segregation is contrary to one’s human rights by electing to sit in the “whites only” section of a theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each activist revered during Black History month sent a very public message of what equality meant to them in the face of oppression, racism, and discrimination of that time. Efforts such as these led to a 1995 proclamation by Parliament marking February as Black History Month in Canada. This month, let us stand in solidarity to honour the strength and perseverance of Black Canadians and recognize that their fight is also ours and it is not over.

Dates:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
01
WebCampus: Advanced Stewarding
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Being a union steward is not an easy job. Unions couldn’t survive without their stewards. Stewards are the eyes and ears in the workplace and this course provides you with the tools you will need to listen, communicate, educate, and defend your fellow co-workers; in dealing with management, during elections, meetings, and collective bargaining. At the end of this course, you will have learned about different infractions that lead to a grievance, resolving grievances, and policing the agreement. To learn more about this class and register, click here.

Dates:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location:
ufcw.ca/webcampus