HEU equity conference coming this spring

HEU’s 2017 Equity Conference will take place May 30 to June 1 at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Under the theme – Rising Together: Roots, Struggle, Strength – conference participants will talk about shared and distinct struggles, learn from historical stories of resistance, and build solidarity among the union’s equity groups.

They’ll also learn ways to create a more equitable union, and discuss reconciliation and how colonization impacts each equity group.

Participants will also elect representatives to serve on HEU’s five equity standing committees – Pink Triangle (LGBTQ+), Indigenous Peoples, Women, Ethnic Diversity, and People with disAbilities.

This conference is a great opportunity to engage members who are new to the union, or new to union activism.

Applications must be returned to Jamie Cruz, HEU Education Department, 5000 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5M3 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7. They can be mailed, faxed (604-739-1510) or emailed. Please send ONE COPY only.