Equity Committee

The Equity Committee is a group of members who advocate for CUPE members who are from an equity seeking groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, LGBTTTQQ2SIA, workers with disabilities, visual and racialized workers, and young workers). Committee members will be involved in communication, education, events and will work to support the diversity of our members at Brock University and within our community.

Open to all members in good standing.

Equity Committee Co-Chairs:

Sam MacAndrew, Unit 1 equity@cupe4207.org

Charissa Sanche Unit 1 charissa.sanche@gmail.com

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Updates on Task Forces from the Equity Officer

August 31 2016

Racial Climate Task Force
The RCTF has been meeting biweekly over the summer and is working on finalizing details and organizing outreach for the White Privilege Symposium Canada. For those interested in joining the RCTF meetings please email Brad Clarke: bclarke@brocku.ca and for more information on the event please visit: www.wpsc.ca.
Sexual Violence Prevention Committee
The last couple meetings of the SVPC have been focused on the new Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy. August 8th was one of the last meetings which went over some big changes to the policy specifically the inclusion of an oral hearing or oral examination when the student is the respondent. Some of the changes were due to legal advice the university received (as well as other universities in Ontario) to meet requirements of procedural fairness. Many of those in the meeting were not happy with the changes and there was a follow up meeting to discuss these changes on August 25th which unfortunately I could not attend. For those interested in attending SVPC meetings please email Kelly Veld: kveld@brocku.ca.
Human Rights Task Force
The second meeting of the HRTF was be August 29th. A lot of the meeting went over the timeline, communication (media/press releases/updates to community) as well as a break down of Brock’s policies. For more information and a more detailed breakdown of the meeting please visit: https://brocku.ca/human-rights-task-force.