SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
The VSTA continues to commit to creating opportunities that will engage our members in conversation that will challenge racism. Please consider the professional development opportunity described below. The VSTA will be providing the meeting location for a few of these...
Honour the lives lost and act in solidarity with Indigenous colleagues, their families and the wider Indigenous community.
Thus far over 30 women from the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond have been permanently fired. Unite Here Local 40 believe that they are trying to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to replace people, many of which are immigrant women, and to hire new workers at a lower wage. As a response, workers from the Pacific Gateway Hotel have voted to go on strike.
MARCH 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. Read more for plenty of resources members can engage with in their schools and in the community.
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.
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.