Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323 -Her Story

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Machinists at Local 2323 have released a series of six posters – and they’re all focused on black women.

Young Machinists from 2323 designed the posters, and one of the members, Shryl Ramsarran did the artwork herself.

Thank you to Shryl Ramsarran and Nicole Tappenden of the Young Machinists Committee at
Local 2323 for their efforts and talent creating this project!

 Shryl Ramsarran (L), Nicole Tappenden (R) 

The posters below have been displayed around the work areas. Please check them out, and for
more information, explore the Wikipedia links provided.


Mary-Joseph Angelique -A Symbol of Freedom and Resistance




















Mary-Joseph Angelique -Poster


Jean Augustine -First black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada (1993)




















Jean Augustine -Poster


Rosemary Brown -First black woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada (1972)




















Rosemary Brown Poster (pdf)


Viola Desmond – Civil rights activist and business woman




















Viola Desmond Poster (pdf)


Kay Livingstone -Social activist, actor and broadcaster




















Kay Livingstone Poster (pdf)


Mary Ann Shadd -American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer




















Mary Ann Shadd -Poster (pdf)


The Young Machinists (YM) is a group of energetic union members who want to see our generation
become more involved in the labour movement and active on the issues that affect our future.

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