Black History Month 2015

Black History Month Message 2015

February is Black History Month, and CUPE Ontario encourages all members to take this opportunity to reflect on the contributions people of African heritage have made to our country, our society and our union. Upper Canada, now Ontario, was a pioneer in the abolition of slavery. In 1793 Governor John Graves Simcoe passed the Anti-slavery…

Martin Luther King Day January 19th

Martin Luther King Jr., Day 2015

On Monday, January 19th, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama, led by King and other civil rights activists. The marches were organized…