HEU’s three-day Equity Conference 2019 – under the theme Making Space: Building a diverse, inclusive and equitable union – will be held March 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
The ongoing work to build an inclusive, diverse and equitable union is more important than ever. When equity-seeking members talk, learn and work together, it strengthens the union and the labour movement. The leadership of equity-seeking workers is critical to the future of the labour movement.
During the equity conference, we’ll discuss diversity among HEU members, and honour the intersectional identities that many live every day. We’ll strategize about how to build meaningful solidarity among equity-seeking people, and learn more about the strengths and the barriers faced by equity seeking people in our union and in our communities.
Any HEU members who identify with our union’s equity-seeking groups - women, people of colour (Ethnic Diversity), Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ (Pink Triangle), and people with disabilities - are welcome to apply. No previous education or experience needed.
Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019.