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Human Rights

The PSAC BC Region has three Human Rights Committees who meet regularly to in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Indigenous, PWD, GLBTQ2+, and Racially Visible members.

The BC Region also has four Regional Council members who represent equity-seeking groups. They are responsible for PSAC members within their constituencies and speak for them at the Council, they seek to promote the activism of PSAC members within these constituencies, and they ensure and promote representation for their constituencies throughout our Union.

Regional Council Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Jenny Macleod
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Stephen Torng
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
June 29, 2020 - 11:59am •
  As we approach the mid-point of Pride season in BC, please take a minute to read and sign on to PSAC's campaign calling on the Prime Minister to honour the promise to eliminate the ban on blood, organ and bone marrow donations that discriminates against LGBTQ2+ people, and particularly queer men and trans women.
June 29, 2020 - 10:10am •
PSAC BC is committed to fighting racism – in the workplaces we represent, within our own union and in society at large. At the last meeting held via conference call the PSAC BC Regional Council put forward and unanimously passed a motion calling for PSAC BC to Allocate $1000 towards the cost of hiring an organization, or to be used as an honorarium, to deliver anti-racism training open to all PSAC BC members via a recorded webinar that can subsequently be shared online.
June 11, 2020 - 10:04am •
Todd Smith is a PSAC member from BC who travelled to Guatemala in March 2020 as part of the PSAC Social Justice Fund's Education In Action delegation. Along with ten other PSAC members from across the country, Todd was there to learn more about the culture and some of the struggles Mayan people face daily and build solidarity between Canada and indigenous communities in Guatemala. http://youtu.be/V7TgCqUzq3g More about the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA)
June 4, 2020 - 12:00am •
June 1, 2020 - 4:02pm •
** Posted on behalf of Nia Gillies, PSAC BC Regional Council ** June is Pride Month and marks the beginning of the Pride season: a time for LGBTQ2+ folks to celebrate, but also a time for struggle dating back decades to the Stonewall riots in June of 1969. Although there won’t be big parades or festivities this year, let's all take the time to celebrate gender and sexual diversity, while continuing to fight for LGBTQ2+ rights. There is a reason why we still march in Canada today.


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