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Mar
13
Telephone Town Hall – March
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If you can’t attend the Union Meeting in person, you can join by phone! Hear about recent hot topics and have your questions answered by President Ivan Limpright. Featuring guest host Sussanne Skidmore, Executive Vice-President of the BC Government Employees Service Union. We will call you between 7:00 and 7:10.

Date:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time:
7pm-7.30pm
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Your phone
Mar
21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur on a daily basis, hindering progress for millions of people around the world. Racism and intolerance can take various forms — from denying individuals the basic principles of equality to fuelling ethnic hatred that may lead to genocide — all of which can destroy lives and fracture communities. Click here to learn more about this important issue.

Date:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location:
World
Apr
04
Refugee Rights Day
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April 4th is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1985 Singh decision. In this decision the Supreme Court found that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees. The Court decided that ‘everyone’ includes refugee claimants in the sentence: ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.’ Refugee Rights Day is an opportunity to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Singh Decision. It is also a time to learn about the threats to those rights.

Date:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location:
World
Apr
11
International Day of Pink
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The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. The day was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The Day of Pink is a symbol that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create social change.

Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location:
World
Apr
16
Equal Pay Day
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Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, the exact day differs both by year and by country.  Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.

Date:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Location:
Canada