2020 PSAC-Atlantic Racially Visible Members Conference

The PSAC 2020 Atlantic Regional Racially Visible Members Conference will be held March 13 - 15, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to March 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites in Halifax, NS.

The theme for the conference is “Building Our Power for Change:  Equity for All”.

The objectives of the PSAC Atlantic Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members are:
• To develop strategies to work across locals, regions and components to build coalitions and networks for advocacy
• To broaden the base of activists by recruiting, training and mobilizing new and less engaged racialized members, such as young workers and those from equity seeking groups, in political action campaigning
• To empower and inspire Racially Visible Members to become active in their union, community and workplaces.

PSAC members in good standing and who self-identify as Racially Visible may apply to be a delegate to this Conference. Racially Visible is defined as one of the following groups:

  • Black; African-Canadian; Person of African-Descent,                         

  • Caribbean

  • Chinese

  • Filipino

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • South-Asian/East Indian (including Indian from India; Bangladeshi; Pakistani; East Indian from Guyana, Trinidad, East Africa; etc.)

  • Southeast Asian (including Burmese; Cambodian; Laotian, Thai; Vietnamese; etc.)

  • Non-White West Asian, North African or Arab (including Egyptian; Libyan; Lebanese; Iranian; etc.)

  • Non-White Latin American (including indigenous persons from Central and South America, etc.)

Priority will be given to members who are active champions of Racialized Workers' Rights in their union, workplace or community. The selection of delegates will take into account representation such as Geography, Component, DCL, Young Workers, Gender and other Equity Groups.
Registration deadline is January 31st, 2020.
If you are selected as a delegate to this conference, you will be advised by email and/or telephone by February 21, 2019.