SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Every year, Canadians are invited to take part in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. Read more for facts and resources.
FEBRUARY 14 – The first women’s memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Wednesday, January 20th wear your ribbon skirt to school to show support and solidarity for Bella Kulak who was criticized for wearing a ribbon skirt to school. There will also be a celebration of Indigenous culture at Grandview Park during the lunch hour from 12:00–12:45 pm.
Friday, January 15th is Black Shirt Day, in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Please consider wearing a black shirt and use this day to spark conversation about what can be done at your school site to celebrate Black History month. Read more about posting your Black Shirt Day photos on social media.
Monday, December 14 from 4:00-5:30 pm. The meeting is open to all VSTA members who identify as part of the BIPOC community. Read more for details and registration in MyVSTA.
Monday, November 23 at 4:00 pm. The meeting is open to all VSTA members who identify as part of the BIPOC community. Read more for details and registration in MyVSTA.
An Anti-racism Reading group. The objective of the reading group is to deepen our understanding of racism and anti-racism. Read more for outline and contact info.
The BCTF has named November Antipoverty Month. As teachers, we know firsthand the effects of poverty on our students.
Read more for a link to the BCTF Social Justice Newsletter, Summer/Fall 2020 edition.
Read more for BCTF Endorsements, Social Justice Grants, New Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Resources, Workshops and Events.