Join us for a special pride month webinar where panelists will discuss the history of pride, the meaning of the Pink Triangle Symbol, and the work of the CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle Committee.
Tyler Neal, Host—A strong and passionate advocate, Tyler (he/him) is an active member and union steward from CUPE 1287. A case manager and a worker in the social services field in the Niagara Region, he helps newcomers to Canada and individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, by assisting them to integrate and participate fully in their communities. He brings his personal drive and professional experience to his role as a member of both the Pink Triangle and Young Workers’ committees of CUPE Ontario, and as a member of the Niagara Region Diversity and Inclusion Board.
Mallory Imrie, Presenter—Mallory Imrie (she/her) is a proud union member, steward, and trustee of CUPE 7800, working at Hamilton Health Sciences as a Technician since 2013. Mallory learned the value of activism from her father, a steelworker and union activist for 30 years. She now brings her moxie and determination to all her activism work as a member of the Pink Triangle Committee of CUPE Ontario, and in her active role in Local 7800.
Yasmeen Persad, Panelist—Yasmeen Persad (she/her) is the trans program coordinator for TPOC (trans people of colour project) @ the 519 Church St, she is also the research coordinator for TWIRI the trans women Hiv research initiative @ Women’s College Hospital.
Susan Gapka, Panelist—Susan (she/her/elle) is an Education and Training Facilitator at The 519 and a proud member and Trustee of CUPE 2998. An avid runner, dedicated campaigner and life-long activist on social justice issues, Susan is also the Chair of CUPE Ontario’s Pink Triangle Committee
Fred Hahn, Panelist—A social worker, a local union activist and now CUPE Ontario’s President since 2010, Fred Hahn (he/him) is the first LGBTQ2+ person elected to lead the province’s largest union.