The new Social Justice & Solidarity Committee consolidates the following standing committees: Anti-Poverty, Anti-Racism, Pride, Status of Women and Sustainability under one umbrella to address solidarity and social justice issues. The co-chairs for the Social Justice and Solidarity Committee are: Kavan Johal and Elaine Ong.
The Social Justice & Solidarity Committee strives to work with the sustainability contact at the school level:
- to encourage environmentally sustainable practices in schools;
- to communicate with members about topics related to environmental justice;
- to help VESTA members make links between issues of environmental justice and other social justice issues; and
- to consider, and potentially design and create projects, professional development opportunities, and lessons aids related to environmental justice topics for the use of VESTA members.
Please join your school’s Social Justice & Solidarity Committee to translate these ideas into action. Feel free to join the committee and/or attend meetings, held once a month, 4pm at the VESTA office.