As we embark on the vibrant and empowering month of February, Unifor celebrates and reflects on the incredible contributions and resilience of Black communities, who throughout history, have played pivotal roles in shaping societies, breaking barriers, and inspiring profound and positive change.
This month, we proudly stand in solidarity with our Black members, colleagues, and communities, celebrating their achievements and acknowledging our ongoing journey towards justice and equality. It is a celebration of brilliance, resilience, and a testament to the undeniable impact of Black voices on our shared history. Unifor takes great pride in recognizing and amplifying Black excellence within our union and beyond.
Black History Month is not only a time for remembrance and celebration, but also a resounding call to action—a call to actively contribute to a future where every individual is treated with dignity and respect. Unifor recognizes the importance of acknowledging the struggles faced by Black workers and the milestones they’ve achieved in our fight for justice and equality.
Black history is richly woven with stories of triumph over adversity and a persistent commitment to social justice. Throughout history, Black individuals have made indelible contributions to the labour movement, politics, arts, sciences, and every facet of our society. From civil rights leaders and activists to artists and innovators, the impact of Black excellence is deeply woven into our daily lives.
At Unifor, we are dedicated to fostering an environment where every member feels heard, valued, and respected. Black History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the work that still needs to be done to eradicate racism and discrimination from our workplaces and communities.
Unifor encourages its members to engage in conversations about race, diversity, and inclusion, both within our union and in the broader community. By fostering open dialogue, we create spaces for learning, understanding, and dismantling oppression.
Register now for Black Excellence, Unity, and Victories: A Unifor Black History Month Celebration
Join us to celebrate Black excellence within our union.
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024. The schedule is as follows:
4:30 p.m. Doors open
5:00 p.m. Meet and greet
5:30 p.m. Remarks, special presentations, and a musical performance
6:30 p.m. Mixer
Where: In-person (Unifor National Office, 3rd Floor) or via Zoom
Registration required by Friday, February 16, 2024 to attend.
To attend in person: register here.
We ask that you register no more than 10 people at a time. Due to limited capacity, registrations for the in-person event will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
To attend the ceremony portion via Zoom 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET: register here.
Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is bilingual, translation will be provided. This is a family friendly event.