November is Women Abuse Prevention Month. Provincially, OSSTF is supporting this initiative by lighting their front entrance and foyer with purple floodlights. Niagara Falls will be lit purple on November 1st. On the 2nd, the CN Tower will be lit purple. Purple is the symbol of courage, survival and honour and I challenge you, the members of District 17, to wear purple throughout the month to symbolize your support of the fight to end violence against women. We will also be distributing pins to all members to wear from December 1-5 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. You will be receiving a poster for your worksite and are invited to set up a public display to remind others that violence against women must end. Thank you for sharing your purple!!
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe