To Unifor Locals,
We recognize that everyone has a role to play to eliminate racial discrimination from our workplaces, our communities, and from our world. As a union, we have been working hard to bring about systemic changes that advance the interest of Black, Indigenous and workers of colour represented by Unifor.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we, as part of the North American Solidarity Project, invite you to participate in an upcoming anti-racism round table event https://www.unifor.org/…/event/together-racial-justice on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST. This session will have the participation of the Union leadership and some key employers doing some progressive work around racial justice. We have also confirmed that Dr. Linda Rae Murray, a respected, tireless activist and advocate, who has been a voice for social justice, anti-racism and health for more than 40 years, will be moderating this event.
Together, with Dr. Murray’s guidance, we will be answering important questions, such as “what are we doing for racial justice?” and “what can we be doing better for racial justice?” The comments from this session will help to build a series of toolkits.
The intention is to come together again in 2022 to evaluate our progress. This round-table will take place in the context of a special federal fund from Heritage Canada to help organizations build an Anti-Racism Action Program, which Unifor has recently secured. These funds will be used over the next 15 months to support a series of activities and initiatives that we have developed to support racial justice across the Union, in our regions, in our local unions, and in a number of communities.
We request that you confirm your participation by filling out the registration form here: https://unifor.zoom.us/…/regi…/WN_y72ZJ9n8SgqzbCyIUIbQ5Q.
We look forward to having you at the table and to having collaborative, productive discussions with you in the near future. This is just the start of the work ahead.
Director, Human Rights Department