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Joanne Bertrand

French Reviser
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B.A. Preschool and Primary Education (UQAM)
M.A. Linguistics (non completed - UQAM)
M.A. Mathematics (UQAM)

Member since October of 2019

Since her first protest for free education in 1981, Joanne has always fought for different causes, all of them having social justice in common. Teacher by training, she has been the President of her local union, le “Syndicat de l’enseignement de la Seigneuri-des-Mille-Îles” (SESMÎ), and then the Vice-President of the “Fédération autonome de l’enseignement” (FAE). During her 14 years of union involvement, she has mostly worked for the defense of teachers’ rights and has fought for a free and accessible public school.

Strongly believing that education is a privileged tool to promote social justice, Joanne asserts that we have to continue fighting against the commodification of education which targets, amongst other things, to submit schools to the needs of the market, because the mission of the public school is first and foremost to form critical minded citizens. Always having social justice in mind, she is also interested in many other battles such as: feminist and LGBTQ+ issues, the fight against poverty, as well as the refomation of the voting method.

pronouns : she/her

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