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Fighting Global Austerity to THRIVing: Women workers resisting and winning

April 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


ITR, GGJ, along with other movements around the world, commemorates the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh where the 2013 collapse of a garment factory building killed 1,134 people, mostly women workers. This year, we want to both memorialize this tragedy and celebrate the organizing of women who are fighting austerity measures and working to expand economic rights during the pandemic, in the U.S. and globally. Join our virtual rally to connect local, national, and global struggles.

Register online here: bit.ly/WorkersTHRIVE21

Women and gender-oppressed people are creating solutions for real economic recovery, expanding worker rights, and demanding vaccines to ensure all workers are safe. We’ll hear from the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles fighting for the inclusion of essential workers in dignified minimum wage and citizenship legislation to the national campaign to invest in the care economy through the THRIVE Act to the recent campaign for Bangladeshi women to gain back wages owed to them during the pandemic.


Speakers include:

Nazma Akter, President of Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation, June Barrett, a leader with the We Dream in Black program of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, among others, and will be moderated by GGJ member Daisy Gonzalez of Garment Worker Center and Kitzia Esteva, GGJ’s Grassroots Feminisms National Organizer.

Event co-sponsors: Causa Justa – Just Cause, Center for Third World Organizing, Garment Worker Center, Grassroots International, Green New Deal Network, Miami Workers Center, National Domestic Workers Alliance-We Dream in Black, Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative, People’s Action, People’s Bailout, Rising Majority, and Women’s Environment & Development Organization.



April 26, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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