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Human rights

The PSAC Human Rights Program is based on a mobilizing approach, rather than an advocacy approach. This means that the union provides support to members from equity groups to discuss, identify and strategize around how to best address issues of particular concern to them.

Equity and Human Rights Calendar

JANUARY
19 - Martin Luther King Day
27 - Family Literacy Day
27 - International Day of Commemoration of Honour the Victims of the Holocaust
 
FEBRUARY
Black History Month
Third Monday * Family Day
14 - Pink Triangle Day
17 - Heritage Day
20 - World Day of Social Justice
 
MARCH
8 - International Women's Day
20 - International Francophone Day
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
 
APRIL
7 – World Health Day
9 - Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day            
22 – International Mother Earth Day
28 – National Day of Mourning
 
MAY
Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Month
1st Full week * North American Occupational Health and Safety Week
1st week  * International Youth Week
1st Week * Nat’l Mental Health Week
After Victoria Day * Aboriginal Awareness Week
1 – May Day
3 – World Press Freedom Day
12 – Canada Health Day
15 – International Day of Families
17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
25 – National Missing Children’s Day
 
JUNE
1st Week * Canadian Environment Week
1 – Injured Workers’ Day
5 – World Environment Day
20 – World Refugee Day
21 – National Aboriginal Day
26 – International Day of Support of Victims of Torture
27 – Canadian Multiculturalism Day
 
JULY
1 – Canada Day
18 – Nelson Mandela Int’l Day
 
AUGUST
9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12 – International Youth Day
19 – World Humanitarian Day
 
SEPTEMBER
1st Monday * Labour Day
8 – International Literacy Day
21 – International Day of Peace
23 – Bi Visibility Day
Last Sunday * Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day
 
OCTOBER
Child Abuse Awareness Month
Women’s History Month
Healthy Workplace Month
1st week * Mental Illness Awareness Week
2nd Week * National Citizenship Week
2nd Week * National Family Week
3rd Week * Amnesty International Week
10 – World Mental Health Day
11 – National Coming Out Day
17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18 – National Persons Day
24 – United Nations Day and World Development Information Day
26 – Intersex Awareness Day
 
NOVEMBER
Woman Abuse Prevention Month (Ontario)
2nd Week * National Veterans’ Week
11 – Rememberance Day
16 – International Day of Tolerance
20 – Transgendered Day of Remembrance
20 – National Child’s Day
25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
25 Nov. to 6 Dec. – National White Ribbon Campaign (Men against Men’s Violence Against Women)
 
DECEMBER
1 – World AIDS Day
2 – Internation Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 – International Day for Persons with Disabilities
6 – National Day of Rembmerance and Action on Violence Against Women
10 – International Human Rights Day

July 20, 2020 - 2:33pm •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee and the Young Workers committee held in event for Pride week in Moncton.
July 13, 2020 - 12:40pm •
We are in a historic moment in which Indigenous, Black, and racialized people around the world are leading mass movements to defend their humanity and are achieving dramatic changes so that they may live in freedom.
June 29, 2020 - 8:42pm •
On July 8th, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, you are invited to meet other PSAC members to discuss human rights issues.  Because of COVID-19, this meeting will take place by skype/conference call.  See poster for more information.
June 19, 2020 - 3:55pm •
Your PEI Human Rights committee would like to share to all PSAC members a great list of resources during National Indigenous History month.
June 15, 2020 - 1:04pm •
*Updated June 16, 2020 - PEI Regional Women's Committee, Human Rights Commitee, Young Worker's Commitee and Area Council Schedules for 2020 
June 12, 2020 - 9:56am •
On June 25th, 2020, you are invited to meet other PSAC members to discuss human rights issues.  Because of COVID-19, this meeting will take place by skype/conference call.  See poster for more information.
June 11, 2020 - 7:46am •
The impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ2+ members and our communities makes it a trying time. Many of us look forward every year to celebrate our achievements and fight for more equality. This year, we will have to do it differently, because we simply cannot cancel or skip pride.
May 14, 2020 - 8:43am •
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is recognized every year on May 17 with events taking place both nationally and internationally. 
February 18, 2020 - 2:15pm •
To commemorate African Heritage Month, the PSAC Halifax Human Rights Committee has purchased two tickets to the Neptune Theatre production of “Controlled Damage”.  The production explores the life of Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery in a New Glasgow, NS movie theatre started a ripple effect throughout society,  The winner of two tickets to “Controlled Damage – The Viola Desmond Story” is Jeff Whyte, UTE 80003.

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