Environmental Racism Workshop at McMaster University

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The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists joined Sarun Balaranjan (OPIRG McMaster) https://www.opirgmcmaster.org/, Ian Borsuk (Environment Hamilton) https://www.environmenthamilton.org/ and Hasnain Kahn (McMaster Student Union) for a panel discussion on Environmental Racism as part of the MSU Anti-Racism Month workshop series. https://fb.watch/1KofffthRp/

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On November 7, 2020, Patricia Chong (Asian Canadian Labour Alliance) spoke at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s (ETFO) Racialized Members Conference: Identity in times of Crisis. Patricia spoke about the ACW and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists’ Environmental Racism project … Continued

CBTU calls upon Unions to take and implement anti-racist pandemic recovery plans in this moving and militant Labour Day message in Our Times Magazine. Yolanda K. McClean vows, “We will keep walking along the long road to Justice. We will not rest, … Continued

Retooling Our World for the Future

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The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists joined Green Jobs Oshawa’s first “Retooling Our World for the Future” Summit; a summit for community leaders, environmentalists, labour and social justice advocates all working towards the common goal of public ownership and repurposing our … Continued

Working together to demand action on Environmental Racism

CBTU Canada has joined Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change to engage community and labour activists through a research project on environmental racism. What does #BlackLivesMatter, and the unshakable moral principle that it represents, have to … Continued

“Too White to Solve the Climate Crisis?”

Environmental groups have a diversity problem. Here are some ways we can fix it. By: Jesse Firempong   A US group tracking green groups’ diversity, found 20% of staff at the largest 40 US-based environmental non-governmental organizations identified as people of … Continued

Gentrification is Environmental Racism

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Excellent Meeting today at the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)‘s Executive Council meeting, chaired by their new President Patty Jarvis Coates. Ahmad Gaied, Secretary-Treasurer OFL, and Christopher Wilson, 1st Vice-President CBTU reported on the partnership between CBTU Ontario, Canada, and the OFL to put the pressure on governments at all levels to understand that: gentrification is environmental racism.

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