Invitation to A national space for black, indigenous and racialized CUPE membersBlack, Indigenous and racialized CUPE members are invited to a national gathering on April 9, hosted by CUPE’s national diversity vice-presidents. Register now for this important event and use our invitation to spread the word. 

The virtual gathering takes place Saturday, April 9, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST. It will be hosted by Debra Merrier, CUPE National Diversity Vice-President representing Indigenous workers and Aubrey Gonsalves, CUPE National Diversity Vice-President representing Black and racialized workers.

Bringing our anti-racism strategy to life

Black, Indigenous and racialized CUPE members will come together to share and be heard, to lift and build each other up. Participants will leave knowing their national union is committed to creating an anti-racist labour union, starting with the 10 goals outlined in CUPE’s Anti-Racism Strategy. 

This meeting is the first step in bringing CUPE’s Anti-Racism Strategy to life. In Goal #2 – Representation, the strategy calls for the creation of organizing spaces for Black, Indigenous and racialized members to come together.  

Whether you’re a grassroots member or sit on your local’s executive, this is your opportunity to make connections, ask questions, provide feedback and let your diversity vice-president know how best they can represent you. 

Register now!

Register today at cupe.ca/connect. The registration form provides you with a space to self-identify. This is to ensure the affinity group’s space is respected. You will also be invited to specify any accommodation needs for this virtual event.  

This virtual event will include English and French interpretation, closed captioning and ASL if requested. Registration will close on April 1.  

For more information, contact the Human Rights Branch at antiracism@cupe.ca.

You're invited!