STA Social Justice

The STA is proud of its history as a social justice union. This means that as an organization of professionals, we accept and act on our broad responsibility to be involved in the social development of the communities and the province we live in, and we do this in the interest of the children we teach.

A social justice union advocates for social change that will enhance equity, security and safety, sustainability of communities, participation of citizens in social change, and access to opportunities for personal growth and development.

The social justice initiatives of the STA focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues, globalization, and violence prevention.

For more information or to get involved visit our committee section.

Social Justice Initiatives:

  • BC Federation of Labour – Whalley Christmas Dinner
  • International Solidarity committee works with Co-Development Canada to support an on-going project in Honduras, in non-sexist pedagogy.
  • Protein for People http://www.proteinproject.ca/
  • Surrey Food Bank – Annual Donation
  • Surrey Food Bank – Fair Start Program
  • Surrey Teachers’ Association – Annual Girls Conference
  • Surrey Teachers’ Association Bursary Awards for SD 36 Students
  • “Justice to Go” www.justicetogo.wikispaces.com

Thursday, August 26th, 2010. Filed in Category: Social Justice

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