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Next General Meeting:
ONLINE via Zoom: March 21, 2023 at 7:30PM
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CUPE Local 1622 represents workers at the BC SPCA from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. We speak for those who can't speak for themselves.
Our members are committed to protecting and improving the quality of life of all domestic animals, farm animals and wild animals in British Columbia.
Local 1622 has been union strong since 1978.
Black History should be recognized 365 days a year, and not limited to a single month.
Black History acknowledgement is also a time for all Canadians to reflect and educate ourselves on the history of Black enslavement, discrimination and criminalization of people of African descent, and to remember that racism still exists.
Every year CUPE honours a Black ancestor, or someone who is making history today. This year we’re honouring Dr. Jill Andrew, PhD. Andrew is an Ontario-based Black feminist and co-founder of Body Confidence Canada. An education worker, teacher and author, she currently serves as Canada’s first openly queer and Black member of provincial parliament.
Canadian society has seen progress over the decades, but African Canadians continue to experience differential treatment. Black, racialized and Indigenous community members are far more likely to be the hardest hit by the pandemic and its ongoing effects. This, combined with the ongoing crisis of over-policing, has shone a spotlight on how much remains to be done.
CUPE’s Anti-Racism Strategy identifies actions to challenge systemic racism in our workplaces, union and communities. It acknowledges that our union and locals must work towards meaningful and attainable change for Black, Indigenous and racialized members, including those with intersecting identities.
Our union is committed to fighting racism and hatred in all forms. We encourage members not to be neutral when witnessing racism in any form. Instead, commit to not looking the other way and stand up for what is right.