PEA Biennial Education Conference: May 1 and 2, 2020
Evolving Human Rights in the Professional Workplace
Across all PEA chapters, our members are facing real-life challenges that relate to human rights. These situations are often unexpected and can happen to anyone. Consider what would you would do if:
- You were bullied by a colleague and needed to file a complaint;
- You were diagnosed with a condition that required a medical accommodation; or
- You were called on as a supervisor to act on claims about inappropriate and discriminatory workplace behaviour.
Each of these situations needs an appropriate course of action. Would you know what to do?
Join us at the newly renovated Inn at Laurel Point Inn in Victoria for two days of learning about evolving workplace human rights. Through engaging presentations, insightful workshops and unique networking opportunities with attendees and presenters alike, you’ll come away with a better understanding of how we can all contribute to safe, productive and professional workplaces.
Express interest for attending by February 1, 2020
2020 Education Conference Expression of Interest
Keynote Speaker: Ivan Coyote
Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller who was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. In 2019 Ivan marked 25 years on the road as an international touring storyteller and musician, and released their twelfth book, Rebent Sinner. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan's stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Photo credit: Emily Cooper Photography
Presenter: Conni Kilfoil
Conni Kilfoil is a retired anthropologist and labour and human rights lawyer. She spent 24 years with CUPE, dedicating her last ten years to being the first BC equality representative and working with the BC Region of CUPE, CUPE National, the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. In 2013, she was honoured to receive the Carol McGregor Award for Disability Activism from the Canadian Labour Congress. Conni has been working as a human rights consultant since her “retirement” and continues to volunteer her time within the labour community.
Presenter: Michele Mundy
Michele is of Kwakwaka'wakw ancestry, a member of the 'Namgis First Nation from Alert Bay, BC. She also has ties to Kingcome Inlet (Dzawada’enuxw First Nation), Turnour Island Tlowitsis First Nation), Village Island (Mamalilikulla First Nation), and Fort Rupert (Tsaxis).
Michele grew up in her home community of Alert Bay, but has lived most of her life on the homelands of the Lekwungen and Esquimalt Nations, in Victoria, BC.
Michele holds specific expertise in education and facilitating Indigenous Cultural Safety training, with transferrable skills that allows her lead projects in Indigenous programming, along with film & television.
Community connections are extremely important, along with traditional teachings Michele received growing up. She works to ensure Indigenous voices are heard and upheld in all projects.