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Mosaic of Colour Caucus

June 2020: BCNU Condemns Anti-Black Racism

The British Columbia Nurses' Union is strongly committed to the principles of justice, equity, and the equitable access to the social determinants of health. It is on this basis that we stand in solidarity with all Black people in the fight for social and economic justice and against the forces of systemic racism. As nurses, we are uniquely placed to advocate for the dismantling of systems of oppression, because every day we see how they negatively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities alike.

BCNU is committed to ending racism and discrimination wherever it is encountered.  As we stand in solidarity with the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement, we take seriously our responsibility as a union, a profession and as individuals to raise our voice where discrimination and racism is evident.  We also recognize that this work must be ongoing—within the union as well as in our workplaces and our communities. 

Mosiac of Colour Caucus

​​As a worker of colour, you may need a safe place to address the effects of racism and discrimination in your community and your practice.

The Mosaic of Colour Caucus* can help you identify and tackle your needs living and working in BC, with its history of racial exclusion. You can work for positive​ change and respect for your background and experience. The Caucus also encourages you to participate in BCNU, from becoming a steward, to attending meetings and Convention, to running for top offices.

Caucus members help BCNU participate at community events. They set up blood pressure and blood sugar testing at celebrations like Vaisakhi, Philippines Independence Day and Walk with the Dragon.

The Caucus meets twice a year bringing together one representative from each BCNU region. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of a caucus regional representative, please click here. It also elects voting delegates to the annual BCNU Convention. If you represent your region on the Mosaic of Colour Caucus, and would like to request funding from BCNU to further your group's goals and initiatives, please complete the Regional Caucus Funding Request Form​.

To join the Mosaic of Colour caucus, please contact the chair or Hanif Karim​, Human Rights, Equity and Health Policy Officer.

*At their Fall 2015 meeting the workers of colour caucus voted to change their name to ‘mosaic of colour’.  This name is intended to better reflect the harmonious diversity of the caucus.​


 
Updated: 6/5/2020 3:58 PM

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