Black History Month
As a union dedicated to promoting equality and justice for all workers, we take this opportunity during Black History Month to reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial equality and to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black individuals throughout history.
This Black History Month, the PSAC invites you to register for a national virtual panel discussion themed "Celebrating Black Labour leadership, creating better workplaces for all" on February 20, 2023 with Black leaders in Canada’s labour movement. Read more and register HERE.
The legacy of inequality
The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and ongoing discrimination has created deep-rooted inequalities in our society that continue to affect Black communities today. It is crucial for us to acknowledge these systemic barriers and work towards creating a world where everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect.
Education and action
One of the key ways we can support racial equality is by educating ourselves about the history of Black people and the ongoing fight for justice. This includes learning about the impact that organizations such as those led by Black women in Canada have had on their communities, and how they advanced equality and human rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other efforts to combat racism and promote equity.
We can also take action by speaking out against racism and discrimination, supporting Black-owned businesses and organizations, and working to increase diversity and representation in our workplaces and communities. This includes seeking out and listening to Black voices and perspectives, and advocating for more inclusive and equitable systems.
A commitment to justice
In conclusion, Black History Month is a time to honor the past, celebrate the present, and work towards a better future for all. As a union, we are committed to creating a world that is truly equitable and just for all, and to standing in solidarity with Black communities as we work towards this goal.