Toronto Public Library Workers Union

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top left: Library worker with Desmond Cole; top right: Desmond Cole at Ontario Library Workers Conference; centre: Maureen O'Reilly and library workers at BLM's first Occupy; bottom right: young library workers with BLM's Sandy Hudson last year's Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Conference. 

The Labour movement celebrates Black History Month and recognizes the need for an ongoing commitment to fight systemic racism and violence in the workplace.

Library Workers were honoured to host Desmond Cole as the keynote speaker at the Ontario Library Workers Conference last year (pictured wearing the official "Library Warrior" tee-shirt).

We urge Torontonians to support community organizations that fight against systemic racism and violence.   

Visit blacklivesmatter.ca or follow Black Lives Matter Toronto on Twitter @BLM_TO.  

Please explore the wonderful Black History Month events hosted by the Toronto Public Library.  

Check out the Black History Month links at CUPE National and CUPE Ontario 

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