Solidarity Matters: Global Labour & LGBTIQ Movements Working Together for Human Rights

Throughout the world, labour unions have been a powerful force for the advancement of human rights for LGBTIQ people. A panel of stellar speakers will reflect upon the important interconnections between human rights for LGBTIQ people and labour rights globally. Speakers will explore current work being done by their respective organizations around inclusion, equity and human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). 

We will discuss what the future holds for increased solidarity and cooperation across our movements and across the world.

Gertrude Mtsweni, COSATU (South Africa)
Gurchaten Sandhu, International Labour Organization
Larry Rousseau, Canadian Labour Congress8
Michele Kessler, UFCW, IUF Global Union LGBTQ Group (USA)

Moderator: Ziya Jones, Journalists for Human Rights & XTRA

Presented by: Dignity Network Canada, UFCW Canada, UFCW Outreach and IUF Global Union LGBTQ Group

This event is an invite-only event on Zoom and you must register in advance. Please go to the following link to register:…/reg…/WN_sdHBbTRORo2U9Hu2krMaYg

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