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Human Rights Committees

PSAC BC has three constitutionally-recognized Human Rights Committees. They meet regularly in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members. For more information ...

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February 24, 2017 - 2:58pm •
The PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee is proud to let PSAC members know that they are one of the sponsors of this film.   
February 22, 2017 - 1:38pm •
PSAC joins the rest of Canada this February in recognizing and celebrating Black history, as well as the important contributions women and men from Black communities have made to our country. We also encourage members to learn about, organize or participate in events in their workplaces and communities that raise the awareness of Black History Month.
January 30, 2017 - 1:26pm •
PSAC joins the rest of Canada this February in recognizing and celebrating Black history, as well as the important contributions women and men from Black communities have made to our country. The Canadian government recently announced that it will honour Canadian civil rights activist, Viola Desmond, by featuring her on the new ten dollar bill. In 1946, Ms. Desmond challenged racial segregation at a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. While this is something to celebrate, we still need to address the on-going racism Black people in Canada still face today
January 30, 2017 - 9:49am •
The Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of tribes, allies, and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
January 19, 2017 - 10:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
January 18, 2017 - 9:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated January 2017 PSAC Works For Women 24 page booklet (2014)
January 11, 2017 - 5:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
December 10, 2016 - 11:54am •
December 10 is Human Rights Day – an opportunity to reflect on the status of human rights in Canada and abroad. Although much has been accomplished, much more work still needs to be done. PSAC is committed to continuing our work regarding human rights in the workplace, in our communities, and around the world
November 21, 2016 - 11:43am •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
November 17, 2016 - 12:53pm •
On November 20, Trans Day of Remembrance, we commemorate the transgender people we have lost and honour those who continue to endure violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces.

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Upcoming Human Rights Committees Events

PSAC BC Racially Visible Caucus meeting February 25, 2017 • Vancouver
Movie Night in Celebration of Black History Month February 25, 2017 • Vancouver
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting April 8, 2017 • Okanagan
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting June 16, 2017 • Vancouver
Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting October 21, 2017 • Kelowna