Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Winter 2015 People don’t understand,” says musician, singer/songwriter and community activist Faith Nolan. “They think labour is two old white guys hammering a nail who want more money and to work less. They don’t see that those two old white guys, along with white women and brown and black and yellow women and men, are… Read More Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Do The Right Thing: Talking with Labour Educator Jojo Geronimo About a New Equity Guide

December 2014 On Saturday, September 6, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council hosted the 2014 Aboriginal Workers/Workers of Colour Conference (AWOC) in Scarborough, Ontario. I attended the one-day conference, which included a keynote address by Hassan Yussuff, the first person of colour to be elected as president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Six workshops… Read More Do The Right Thing: Talking with Labour Educator Jojo Geronimo About a New Equity Guide

Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts: Recognition where it is overdue

December 10, 2012 Whose are the stories we rarely hear? Who do we owe but never praise? The marginalized and the oppressed. The Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts was built on the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for social justice. Award recipients, (L to R: Min Sook Lee,… Read More Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts: Recognition where it is overdue