CUPE BC UPDATES
Pride 2020 Events | Resources & Calls to Action | Pride Swag
Please see the updates below and accompanying attachments. All listed events and resources are virtual and accessible to the public:
PRIDE 2020 EVENTS
Webinar | Global Queer and Trans Rights in a COVID-19 World | July 30th, 2020
Please join LGBTIQ leaders from around the globe for a series of conversations on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights movements in their countries and regions. This panel brings together four leading activists from different parts of the world facing increasing challenges today.
This CUPE-sponsored event is being hosted by the Vancouver Pride Society in partnership with Dignity Network / Réseau Dignité, Fierté Canada Pride.
Date: July 30th, 2020 | Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/763374061132883
2020 Vancouver Virtual Pride Parade | August 2nd, 2020
This year’s Vancouver Virtual Pride Parade will feature a combination of live hosted events, activities, and photo/video submissions sent in by participating organizations. A Live Stream will be held on August 2nd, 2020 featuring an hour-long, professional live stream event edited by DailyHive. For more information about this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade and other Pride events in BC, please visit the Vancouver Pride Society website (click here) and the What’s On Queer BC website (click here).
32nd Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) | August 13th, 2020
This year’s VQFF, which officially opens on August 13th, has adapted to an online format to offer at-home audiences the best in independent queer cinema, along with workshops, artist Q&As, panels, and networking opportunities. Tickets for VQFF 2020 will be available to the public on July 13th , with special COVID-19 access pricing. Please visit the VQFF website (click here) for ticket and screening information.
RESOURCES & CALLS TO ACTION
Pride at Work Canada | Webinars and Virtual Events
Click here for a complete listing of upcoming webinars designed to promote inclusive workplaces and foster connections among LGBTQ2S+ professionals and allies.
Dignity Network Webinars
Canadian Labour Congress | Workers in Transition Guide
The CLC has designed a practical guide (attached) for trade union leaders, union staff representatives, local executive, committee members and shop stewards. We all have a role to play to better protect the rights of our trans members and ensure they have the support they need in our workplaces, in our unions and in our communities. For additional information, please visit the CLC website (click here).
Egale | Resources, News & Campaigns
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for LGBTQI2S+ people and issues, improving and saving lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality. Please visit Egale’s website (click here) for a list of resources, news updates, and information on current action campaigns in support of LGBTQI2S+ people in Canada and around the world.
No Conversion Canada – Open Letter | Ministry of Justice and Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth
No Conversion Canada is a national grassroots coalition dedicated to banning conversion therapy in Canada. Conversion therapy (or reparative therapy) is any treatment, including individual talk therapy, behavioural or aversion therapy, group therapy treatments, medical or drug-induced treatments, which attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Please consider signing No Conversion Canada’s Open Letter (click here) to better protect Trans and Gender Diverse Communities from Bill C-8.
PRIDE SWAG & SUPPLIES
CUPE BC Pride “Welcome Place” Stickers
CUPE Locals interested in ordering “Welcome Place” stickers (sample attached) may do so by emailing the CUPE BC Division Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rainbow Masks | Labarang Designs
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Paul Faoro, President
Trevor Davies, Secretary-Treasurer
CUPE British Columbia
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