Understanding the War in Ukraine: Canada’s Role and the Need for Peace

UNDERSTANDING THE WAR IN UKRAINE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 Canada's Role and the Need for Peace @ 6:00 PM Brock University, Pond Inlet. 1812 Sir Issac Brock Way, St. Catharines. Panel Presentation Followed by Q&A. Refreshments Provided, Free Parking

November 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm, Pond Inlet

Panel presentation followed by Q&A hosted by the Political Action and International Solidarity Committee. Refreshments provided, free parking.

To attend this in-person event, please register via Zoom to confirm your attendance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the event.

The panelists:

  • Kevin Mackay is a professor at Mohawk College in Hamilton. He researches, writes, and teaches on the subjects of civilization collapse, political transformation, and global systemic risk. In 2017 he published Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization with Between the Lines Books. He is currently working on a book entitled A New Ecological Politics, with Oregon State University Press. Kevin also serves as Vice President of the Mohawk faculty union, OPSEU Local 240.
  • Tamara Lorincz  is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs (Wilfrid Laurier University). Tamara graduated with an MA in International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom in 2015. Her research interests are the military’s impacts on the environment and climate change, the intersection of security and peace, gender and international relations, Canadian defence and foreign policy, feminist foreign policy, disarmament, resistance to NATO, and military sexual violence. https://www.balsillieschool.ca/people/tamara-lorincz/
  • Jordan Briggs for the International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT). The IBT is a Leninist-Trotskyist political organization seeking to build a mass revolutionary party in the fight for socialism: https://www.bolshevik.org/

Egale Canada – Free Workshops

From the Pink Triangle Committee:
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other.
Sign up for the free online workshops on the website:
  • 2SLGBTQI History in Canada
  • Affirming Adults in the School Community
  • Trans and Nonbinary Youth
  • Draw the Line Against Transphobic Violence

If you are interested in joining the Pink Triangle committee or perhaps you’d like to help in other ways, please email info@cupe4207.org.

October Issue of Our Newsletter Out Now!

This month’s updates for CUPE 4207 members:

  • Unit 1 Benefits Plan Updates
  • Newly Elected Executive Members
  • Welcome Unit 4 Clinical Nursing Instructors!
  • Departmental Stewards
  • Indigenous Solidarity Beyond Orange Shirt Day
  • Women’s History Month Feature
  • Fairness for International Students
  • Member-in-Good-Standing Information
  • Contribute to our newsletter!

Download it here: 4207 October Newsletter

Unit 4 Updates: Welcome to our new execs and stewards!

A Special General Membership Meeting was held on Oct 10th, which focused on our Unit 4 members. Elections were held, and we are happy to announce some new positions have been filled.

Congratulations to our new Vice President Unit 4 – Monica Hlywka!

Congratulations to our new Lead Steward Unit 4 – Rebecca Larocca!

Congratulations to our new Unit 4 Steward – Amanda Singer!

Congratulations to our new Unit 4 Bargaining Support Committee – Carter Rudge, Kate Hannigan, and Katie Roebuck (from U4), with Georgina Keller (from U3), Belinda Dentu, Karen Hofman, Ben Johnson, Kaho Nishibu, Janine Lagundzin, and Sharon Pinsung Dokurugu (from U1).

Unit 4 continues their proposal preparations as they have their first meeting with the employer coming up. Our Clinical Nursing Instructors are negotiating their FIRST Collective Agreement in the coming weeks.

We wish them good luck with their negotiations in securing fair wages, job security, and other work and workplace issues pertinent to CNIs.

We stand with you!

Queer Rights Solidarity March at Brock on October 16th at 5 pm

October 16th, 2023

  • Voluntary student-wide solidarity walkout at Niagara College Campuses starting at 3 PM EDT.
  • Voluntary student-wide walkout at Brock University starting at 4PM EDT.
  • March Time: Brock University 5-7 PM
  • Location: 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
  • Parking is available throughout Brock University for those who drive (free after 6 pm)
  • This is a rain or shine event so please dress for the weather.
  • Please bring your pride flags, love over hate signs, water to stay hydrated, and positive energy.
  • We will meet at the statue, in the vicinity of the main entrance to the brock tower, by the bus terminal circled in red below. The March will start at 5:10PM and we will march around Brock University. We will end on Brock property at the intersection of Isacc Brock Blvd and Glenridge Ave to stand in solidarity.

October is Women’s History Month

In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of women and girls throughout Canada’s history.

This year’s theme, Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women, emphasizes the importance of recognizing the achievements and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds. It focuses on the unique perspectives, experiences, and challenges faced by Indigenous women; women from 2SLGBTQI+ communities; and newcomer, racialized, and migrant women.

Keep reading to learn about three women trailblazers you should know about!

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