Advanced Steward Training - Social Justice Intervention Training

Date: Monday, October 28, 2024
Time: 9am - 4:30pm PST
Location: Inn at the Quay, New Westminster, BC
Prerequisite: HSA’s Basic Steward Training Workshop

This workshop trains participants to do basic social justice interventions in the workplace to combat bullying and harassment, outside the grievance process.

It begins with an overview of social justice principles like diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality; and works towards practical skills to combat oppression, by centering marginalized voices, and leveraging privilege for good. Participants will practice interrupting micro and macro aggressions. Direct collective action and individual works of solidarity can resuscitate toxic workplace cultures and make the world safer for everyone.

Facilitator Bio:

Adrienne Smith is a transgender human rights activist and social justice lawyer. Adrienne appeared at the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada where they argued about the deleterious effects of mandatory minimum sentences for women, Indigenous people, and drug users. They recently argued a BC Human Rights Tribunal case which clarified employers’ obligations to use correct names and pronouns for non-binary people. As a trade union activist, they advocate for transgender inclusion in our unions and workplaces. Adrienne also works at the Catherine White Holman Wellness Clinic where they give free legal advice, take on human rights cases, and notarize name change documents for trans people.

Registration Information:

Participants will receive wage replacement, accommodations, travel, and pre-approved dependent care expenses in accordance with HSA policy.

Space is limited to 20 seats. Stewards who are interested in this workshop are asked to complete a registration application by logging into My Events Registration using the prompts provided. Workshops are listed under Other events. Please call the HSA office at 604-517-0994 or 1-800-663- 2017 if you do not know your HSA member ID number.