Day of Allies - Winnipeg, December 2, 2017

December 2, 2017
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9:00 am to 4:30 pm
175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
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Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Deadline for applying is Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This new one-day course will focus on developing a greater understanding of GLB and trans issues in order to be a strong ally and representative to GLB and trans members/communities.

Learning Objectives
• Define Trans, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, homophobia and heterosexism, and explore the use of language to empower or disempower
• Build our understanding of the trans experience to foster compassion as a steward including the basic knowledge and tools to properly represent a transitioning member
• Understand the steward’s role in addressing GLB issues in the workplace/union, or when a member transitions from one gender to another
• Understand the employer’s responsibilities during worker transitions
• Review collective agreement language and other legal protections that protects GLB and trans members
• Explore homophobia as a social construct, not just a “fear” or “phobia”
• Identify gains made by unions for GLB and trans members/communities