New Activist & New Steward Orientation
The Region 5 Education Committee is pleased to offer this virtual educational opportunity to our Region 5 members. We would like to invite all members of Region 5 to participate in our upcoming zoom classes.
Class #1 two consecutive 3 hour evenings Tuesday, June 8, 2021 and Wednesday June 9, 2021 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm.
Class #2 will run one day Saturday June 12, 2021 9:30 am – 4:30 pms.
Application forms: Human Rights Accomodation, New Activist New Steward Orientation Call Out Package
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 4:30 pm. Email your applications to: R5Educationals@opseu.org.
Regarding “Doubble Conciousness”
Sandra McKechnie presented Doubble Consciousness to the Executive Members/Stewards of Local 550 on February 7th, 2021 with her co-facilitator during Black History Month. As a Local we were interested in introducing this workshop to all members interested in celebrating ongoing achievements and contributions of Black Excellence.
This workshop allowed members of our local to learn and unlearn various historic facts based on undeniable research. Our members found this workshop to be inspirational and educational. Sandra and her team delivered in the most upmost respect, giving everyone an opportunity to discuss unspoken trauma while creating a safe place. Sandra was captivating and enhanced the experience by incorporating personal life experiences that resonated with many of our members.
I encourage anyone and everyone to attend this workshop sooner rather than later, knowledge is key to expanding our minds.
In Solidarity, Kawashi Tharmaseelan OPSEU Local 550, President
Workers Health & Safety Centre Labour Level 1 Program / OFL Prevention on ‘Rights & Obligations’ / ‘Benefits & Services
In keeping with the Region 5 Education Committee’s commitment with supporting the important work of providing meaningful educational opportunities to our valued members, we would like to invite all members of Region 5 to participate in our upcoming zoom classes.
Class #1 will run four consecutive Saturdays. Saturday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2021 at 9am-4pm (EST).
Class #2 will run four consecutive Sundays. Sunday, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2021 at 9am–4pm (EST).
On February 7, 2021 from 10am-6pm, Local 550 is sponsoring a webinar that has been designed just for our members. It is enlightening, timely and a provocative, thoughtful discussion.
Thank you for your interest in learning, growing and joining us in creating a safe space to promote and foster healing of our Black Community.
Shalom, Sandra McKechnie & Marcia Shelton