Join us for a discussion of how anti-racism work and unions work together to create a more just workplace and society, hosted by Organize uWaterloo and CUPE. The webinar will start with presentations of related information and personal experiences and then we will switch to a Q&A panel discussion. A primary aim of the discussion is to envision how our (soon-to-be-formed) local union might engage in anti-racism work through bargaining, activism, and solidarity with ongoing efforts.
Nov 19, 2020 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Anti-Racism action and unions
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directly on YouTube.
- Pamela Arancibia, student activist and rank and file member, CUPE Local 3902 (University of Toronto)
- Kimalee Phillip, CUPE National Human Rights Representative
- Alia Karim, CUPE Researcher and York University student activist
- Hadiya Ma, graduate student, University of Waterloo Faculty of Science Anti-Racism Taskforce
- Introduction to town hall (CUPE Staff)
- Union drive introduction (Grad student organizer)
- Intro/primer on CUPE and its anti-racism work (Kimalee Phillip)
- How anti-racism work plays out on campus through their union (Alia Karim)
- UWaterloo Science Anti-Racism Taskforce (Hadiya Ma)
- Anti-racism work within CUPE and the membership (Pamela Arancibia)
- Short discussion
Important: Harassment and inappropriate questions of any kind will not be tolerated.