The Afrikan Liberation Month Film Series will feature film screenings followed by intergenerational panel discussions and dialogue with various activists and community members. On February 24th we will screen:
The Road Taken “takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s.“
Panel Discussion: Challenging racism and sexism in the workplace & labour movement
Speakers, dialogue, workshops, art-making, connections.
Food provided. FREE for community members (organizations encouraged to donate $10)
The Health and Racism Working Group invites community members and the workers that support them to our annual symposium, WORK IT!, on July 6th at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, Student Centre.
Join us for amazing speakers, engaging workshops, opportunities for dialogue, and the chance to connect with other community members and service providers. Plus, help us put together our annual expressive arts project!
Full schedule will be released very soon!
FREE Event. SNACKS provided. ACCESSIBLE space.
Come to an afternoon of advocacy, education and network, hosted by the Health and Racism Working Group and the Employment Equity Advocates in Peel. This forum will:
- allow for dialogue on employment equity that reflects your reality
- bring awareness about employment equity issues
- lobby and advocate for employment equity policies in Mississauga
The forum will feature creative and participatory activities as well as engaging presentations!
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Below refers to a discussion on the 'Harper govt. attacks employment equity and affirmative action' thread. I was advised that it should be discussed here, rather than derailing the thread from its original topic. At issue is the over-zealous moderation of this thread, which in my opinion was limiting reasonable debate and over-stepping the terms of Babble's policy. Please see the thread for the back-story...
Debbie Almontaser has won a victory in her battle against discrimination. She was the founding principal of the first Arabic-language public school in the United States, until a campaign of hate forced her out. She is well known for her success in bridging cultural divides, bringing together Muslims, Christians and Jews, yet as the new school neared its opening date in the summer of 2007, she became the target of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab attacks. Last week, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) discriminated against her "on account of her race, religion and national origin."
In a contemporary labour market that includes growing levels of precarious
employment, the regulation of minimum employment standards is intricately
connected to conditions of economic security. With a focus on the role of
neoliberal labour market policies in promoting "flexible" employment
standards legislation - particularly in the areas of minimum wages and
working time - Mark Thomas argues that shifts toward "flexible"
legislation have played a central role in producing patterns of labour