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Join Us for the Walk for Reconciliation

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
To: All Lower Mainland MoveUP JS/EC/Distro at work, members at home

This Sunday, members of MoveUP and other B.C. unions will be joining in an historic event, walking for reconciliation with First Nations people in B.C. and across Canada. Participating in this walk, set to come at the end of Reconciliation Week, demonstrates our commitment to building better relationships and resilient, sustainable communities (other events are taking place throughout the week, info at http://reconciliationcanada.ca/).

The walk is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speak on human rights, reconciliation, and her father’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Members of the BC Federation of Labour team will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Plaza at the corner of Cambie and Georgia Street, Vancouver. There will be live entertainment, storytelling, and song and dance before, after, and along the walk line, and multicultural food options at the post-walk celebration. There is also a shorter route option for people who might find 4 KM too challenging.

To register, go to https://www.gifttool.com/athon/SignUpMode?ID=2108&AID=2366

  •  Click “Join a team”
  • Search for team name “BC Federation of Labour”
  • Then register and you will be officially part of the team (you can still join in unofficially if you’d prefer – just show up, and feel free to bring friends and family)

You can also join the team Facebook group today here: https://www.facebook.com/bcfed?ref=hl#!/events/534167819989716/

From the Walk for Reconciliation website (http://reconciliationcanada.ca/participate/walk-for-reconciliation/):

The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with each other.

It’s time to move past apologies and politics and money. It’s time to move forward. Together.

Thank you,

Joyce Galuska
Chair, MoveUP Human Rights Committee

Reply-to email: 
ljeffery@moveuptogether.ca
/LJ: USW 2009
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