On Monday, June 3, 2019 — CUPE Local 79 held its annual Equity Symposium, an event jointly organized with the City of Toronto. The Equity Symposium is a training event for union stewards and management that focuses on an equity-related issue each year. This was the 12th annual Equity Symposium and its theme was: Addressing Bias in the Workplace. The theme was chosen by the members of Local 79’s Human Rights Committee, who often hear about bias-induced workplace challenges from members of traditionally marginalized groups.
Three workshops were also held on the Indigenous experience of unconscious bias; the systemic barriers for members of queer, trans and two-spirited communities; and the framing of anti-black bias.
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