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Centering Racial Justice in the Labour Movement

  • Segal Centre 500 Granville Street Vancouver Canada (map)

Room 2800

This event is being organized on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. Standing against systemic oppression for us means standing in active solidarity with Indigenous people, the multiple forms of resistance against settler colonialism and looking at our own responsibilities as settlers.

• Where:
Room 2800

• Registration required (please register early to guarantee a spot)

• Supporting partners:
Radius SFU Refugee Livelihood Lab
BC Federation of Labour
(additional information coming soon)

Please email


Join us for an interactive panel and discussion with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) union and community organizers engaged in resistance on both sides of the border.

BIPOC workers are amongst the fastest growing groups in the Canadian labour force.

As the face of the workforce and unions continues to shift, how do we move beyond diversity to centre racial justice in all aspects of our work?

In these challenging times, how do we continue to build and strengthen an intersectional labour movement that centres true inclusion and racial justice?

Whether it's collective bargaining, servicing, organizing, health and safety or other areas of our work, racial justice is a bread and butter issue.

What does a truly inclusive future for the labour movement look like? What practical strategies and tools can we identify to move this urgently needed work forward?


• Opening and territory acknowledgements:
Rhiannon Bennett

• Speakers (additional speakers and detailed bios tba):

Bianca Cunningham:
Staff Writer and Organizer, Labor Notes. Bianca works out of the Labor Notes Brooklyn office.

Rhiannon Bennett:
Hummingbird Rising Consulting. Rhiannon is Musqueam and was raised in Ladner.

Amal Rana:
Founder/Director: Cambium Arts & Education. CMG member.


• Accessibility Information:

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, including the entrances, elevators, event room and washrooms. Washrooms are gendered.

Please arrive scent reduced. We cannot guarantee that the overall venue is scent free.

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