Where's Our Obama - Black History Month Event

In celebration of Black History Month racialized community and labour organizations (Workers of Colour Caucus - OPSEU, Racially Visible Committee - PSAC, Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition - LATUC, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance - ACLC, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - CBTA & the Ontario Federation of Labour) are co-sponsoring an event titled "Where is our Obama?" with the objective of mobilizing racialized workers including young workers for the upcoming 2015 Federal Election.
Harper intends to win a majority government by adding additional ridings in the GTA. As one community partner put it: "We need to reflect upon and learn from what African-Americans and Latinos did in the past elections in USA. It is the right time for our communities and organizations to engage in the political struggle in a more direct way. As labour legend Cesar Chaves said "Yes, it can be done!!! Si Se Puede!!!" A majority of workers in the GTA are now racialized and have the power to stop Harper if we mobilize. Let's start the conversation.
Mark your calendar with the following event details:
Event: Where's Our Obama - Black History Month
Date: February 28th, 2013
Location: Large Boardroom, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Address: 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 608
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
RSVP By: February 21st, 2013 via email PSAC_Toronto_ [email protected]
Mark Brown has been invited as a Keynote Speaker. Mark Brown is the President of the Brampton-Springdale NDP Riding Association, member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and CUPW Member. The poster for the event is attached; however, the poster should not circulated until I have received confirmation from Mark Brown regarding his availability which I anticipate I will receive next week. In the interim mark your calendars with the event details.
Once the poster has been approved/circulated I would suggest/recommend a conference call and/or meeting with each of the community/labour partners to discuss/review the outline for the event. More information to follow.
Thanks to everyone for your support of this exciting event.
In solidarity,
Christopher Wilson

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