The Saskatoon & District Labour Council would like to thank all those who attended the Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony on April 28th. Special thanks to Jesse Todd and Liz Quinlan who appeared on the CTV noon hour show yesterday to promote the event. We would also like to thank and acknowledge our guest speakers who did such a great job of bringing the message home. The staged reading of the first scene from the play “ With Glowing Hearts” written by Jennifer Wynne Webber and performed by members of the U of S Drama Department, was excellent and left many of us wanting to see the rest of the play which will premiere at the Fringe Festival in Saskatoon. Jesse, thanks so much for sharing your personal story of Howard and all the great things he accomplished. He would be so proud to see you leading the charge on the SADAO and keeping his dream alive of Asbestos free workplaces and every worker coming home safely at the end of the day. It is what we all strive for and the DOM is our chance to continue the fight.

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On behalf of the Saskatoon District Labour Council and the Saskatchewan New Democrat Women, we would like to thank the 53 people who came out to celebrate International Women’s Day by attending our joint canvass held this past Saturday. Thanks very much to UFCW who provided our venue free of charge! We held a fast- paced canvass , followed by a pizza lunch where each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share a few reasons of why they chose to run in this election. These candidates continue to need your help to achieve victory on April 4th. Please do whatever you can to assist our candidates and MLA’s in the next 21 days.

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March 21st, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Station 20 West (1120 20th St. W.)

This event is FREE! Everyone is welcome!

Our 2016 Human Library provides an exciting opportunity for the public to connect with diverse narratives and worldviews. Instead of taking books off the shelves, “readers” listen to human “books” and learn new perspectives, histories, and lived realities.

Topics storytellers may share with community “readers” at this particular event include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigenous stories of injustice, healing, or apologies regarding residential schools, Sixties Scoop, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (Occurring in Canada, nation to nation, and internationally – e.g., Guatemala, South Africa, Argentina, Nepal, etc.)
  • Histories and legacies of the Chinese head tax and Japanese Canadian Internment and other human rights atrocities in Canada
  • Stories of Compulsory Sterilization in Canada of Indigenous peoples, people living with mental illness, and others.