International Students in Canada (March 3 | 1pm PT)
University and college students in BC (and beyond) are reporting health, housing and food insecurity challenges. International students often face these and other challenges in navigating their schools, communities and governmentalities. Our moderated March 3rd afternoon panel will focus on longstanding (and current) issues facing international students, including discrimination and racism; tuition fee increases; health care, housing and food access challenges; job insecurity and changing workplace regulations; recruitment misrepresentation and/or challenging pathways to citizenship; administrative nightmares; access to union organizing and limitations on academic freedoms.
FPSE-BC’s Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee (HRISC) is our first of two Speakers Tour 2023 Panel discussions. On March 3rd our focus will be on International Students in Canada. This year we have assembled a dynamic group of 6 activist-scholars, advocates and organizers, including two undergrad and two masters’ students, along with two national-level student / union campaigners. We hope you can join us!
RSVP for In-Person (Capilano University, Shipyard) or Online (Zoom). We recommend that you register soon to avoid disappointment; and save this event in your calendar. Student union and student media and other media inquiries are highly encouraged. Please share word of this event with students and networks !
Friday, March 3rd, 1pm PST REGISTER HERE: 2023 FPSE Human Rights and International Solidarity Speakers Tour
For media or other inquiries:
Contact: David Sadoway (FPSE-HRISC, Local 05) Co-moderator
Contact: Eduardo Azmitia (FPSE-HRISC, Local 01) Co-moderator
Contact: Joel Blok (FPSE-BC, Admin Coordinator) 604-873-8988
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. (FPSE-HRISC).
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