Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of Black community members within Canada and abroad. Communities across the country hold festivals and events to focus our collective attention on the role that Black individuals and communities have played in building a stronger, better, more diversified Canada.
Black Canadian workers have always been at the forefront of social change in Canada, from helping establish unions across the country to resisting attempts by employers to divide us based on race and ethnicity.
As part of Unifor’s continued commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion this past year the union held national roundtables across the country to discuss combating racism and Islamophobia. The roundtables brought together representatives from a variety of social justice organizations, grassroots advocacy groups,
During this month we will push ourselves and others to recognize that barriers remain and that it is our collective obligation to remove them. We will stand up against racial profiling, unequal justice, and economic and social exclusion and acknowledge that racism, discrimination and inequality persist. We will shine a light on the experience of persons of African and Caribbean
As February unfolds, each week throughout Black History Month, we will profile a different member from across the country, highlighting their activist contributions and those who inspired them. Members and locals are encouraged to participate in and promote Black History Month events in their communities or consider hosting a Black History Month celebration in their halls.