December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falls during the 16 Days of Activism, and this powerful day is observed to remember the women who were murdered during the tragic mass shooting at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989. To honour the 14 women who were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989, across Canada, we … [Read more...] about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
On December 3, we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), an annual observance proclaimed in 1992 by the UN. Considering persons with disabilities through an intersectional lens, A.H. Monjurul Kabir, the UN Coordination Adviser on Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion, has argued that “disability, gender and discrimination … [Read more...] about International Day of Persons with Disabilities
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2023: Listen. Learn. Act. Each year, in November and December, Camosun faculty, staff, and students work together on campus and in the community to raise awareness to fight the social stigma affecting all women and 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and especially trans people, in order to end the systemic discrimination and gender-based … [Read more...] about Working Together to End the Violence.
Dear friends, Each year, on November 20th, we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to honour, remember, and mourn the lives of transgender, two-spirit, and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. On this day, we recognize the suffering of all people in the transgender community who experience discrimination and hatred simply because of … [Read more...] about Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) – November 20
Please take a few moments to complete the voluntary and confidential FPSE Equity Survey. This is your opportunity to inform the advocacy work of our Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia (FPSE). Your input will help guide next steps on better supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at member locals across the province, making … [Read more...] about Let’s Work Together to Do Better!