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OFL Applauds Ontario’s New Anti-Racism Directorate, Calls for Resources and Labour Representation to Challenge Racism

February 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2016 OFL Applauds Ontario’s New Anti-Racism Directorate, Calls for Resources and Labour Representation to Challenge Racism (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded today’s Ontario Government announcement about the creation of a new Anti-Racism Directorate to work in collaboration with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The OFL…

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OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February 2016

February 1, 2016

OFL STATEMENT February 1, 2016 Ending Racism is a Collective Obligation OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February 2016 Across Canada, the month of February is recognized as Black History Month and the social, cultural and economic contributions of Black people and people of African and Caribbean descent are celebrated. However, the…

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OFL Statement: Honour Black Heritage by Fighting for Equity

January 30, 2015

OFL STATEMENT January 30, 2015  Honour Black Heritage by Fighting for Equity: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2015 Most of us will never have heard of Rose Fortune or David George. They were among the first Black Loyalists to arrive in Nova Scotia following the U.S. War of Independence, which…

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OFL Black History Month Statement: Good jobs and fair wages are the building blocks of equity

January 31, 2014

OFL STATEMENT January 31, 2014 Good jobs and fair wages are the building blocks of equity: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2013 Only days after the Ontario government responded to public pressure for an increased minimum wage, a million Ontario workers will celebrate February as Black History Month, but many…

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Celebrate African History Month with a Film viewing: Colour Me (A Documentary)

January 21, 2014

Celebrate African History Month at a viewing of the amazing documentary film “Colour Me”. To register, visit: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/colour-me-tickets-10175223367 To find out more about the film, visit: www.ColourMeTheFilm.com Date: Feb. 23, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Place: Ontario Federation of Labour, 15 Gervais Dr. Auditorium, Toronto (Eglinton Ave. East at Don Mills Rd) Hosted…

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Feb 6-7: Memories and Movements in African Canadian History

February 1, 2013

Feb 6-7: Memories and Movements in African Canadian History Memories and Movements in African Canadian History will recognize the 100th anniversary of the death of freedom fighter Harriet Tubman and celebrate the Steelpan movement, which was born out of resistance and through its resilience continues to play an active role in the lives of Canadians.…

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Feb. 28: Black History Month Event, “Where is Our Obama?”

February 1, 2013

Feb. 28: Black History Month Event, “Where is Our Obama?” Celebrate Black History Month with an intergenerational discussion on race and racism within the Canadian political system in preparation for the next federal election in 2015. The OFL will be co-hosting the event, “Where is our Obama?,” with the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, the Coalition…

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Statement: Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2013

January 31, 2013

OFL STATEMENT February 1, 2013  Celebrating History Through Action: OFL Statement in Support of Black History Month – February, 2013 As millions celebrate February as Black History Month, they will also be marking an  important milestone in the movement to abolish slavery: the 100 year anniversary of the passing of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born into…

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