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Charan Gill

PHOTO: From an article on The TyeeCAPTION: Charan Gill’s activism spanned the co-founding of the Canadian Farmworkers Union, establishing of a national anti-racism organization and creating and heading the thriving Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society. He died Feb. 2, age 84. Photo posted to Twitter. Charanpal Singh Gill OBC (17 June 1936 – 2 February 2021) was a Canadian social activist and South-Asian community leader in British Columbia. Through his work, he focused on improving the living conditions, wages, and working conditions of

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Stan Grizzle

From Wikipedia (Photo:www.byblacks.com) Stanley George Sinclair Grizzle, (November 18, 1918 – November 12, 2016) CM, O.Ont was a Canadian citizenship judge, soldier, political candidate and civil rights and labour union activist. Born in 1918 in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants, he was the oldest of seven children. He died in November 2016 at the age of 97, 6 days before his 98th birthday.[1] Union experience While working as a porter, Grizzle became active in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), a trade union whose leader was the charismatic African American A. Philip

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Abdi Hagi Yusuf

Abdi Hagi Yusuf is a Somalian Canadian who immigrated to Canada in 1990. He was soon after hired as a temporary employee at Canada Post. Brother Hagi Yusuf struggled to overcome many forms of racial discrimination. He experienced discrimination for being a black man. He faced discrimination for not having an English name and discrimination because English is not Brother Hagi Yusuf’s first language but rather his fifth language. Brother Hagi Yusuf’s persevered through the fires of discrimination to subsequently

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Megan Whitfield

“Never underestimate the power of a woman. As the world is on fire we will burn, but we will rise and we will accomplish and achieve.” – Megan Whitfield Megan Whitfield embodied all of these characteristics and so much more, and the void her passing has left at CUPW, and within the labour movement, will never be fully filled. Megan began her career at Canada Post in 1998 as a postal clerk at the South Central Letter Processing Plant in

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Sharon Paris

Sister Sharon Paris is a Nova Scotian Canadian who shares both Black and Aboriginal decent. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Coalition of Black Trade Union (CBTU) Ontario Chapter and has recently been re-elected to a fourth term as Assistant Secretary Treasurer of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Toronto Local. Sister Paris is also an Executive Board member of both CUPW and CBTU’s Ontario Chapter.

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