Home-work by Marisol D’Andrea
30×40″, acrylics on canvas, May 2013
Commissioned by United Steelworkers Local 1998 and presented to the CWSE May 28th, 2013.
Photo credit: Kim Walker
“In January 2013, the USW Local 1998 commissioned me to produce a work of art considering the theme of garment workers in tribute to the late Roxana Ng—a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto who passed away on January 12, 2013. I was honoured to receive this task as Professor Ng dedicated more than 25 years of research to the rights of garment workers in Canada. I never had the opportunity to meet Professor Ng, but through conversations with her former colleagues I learned that she had a kind and humble spirit that she dedicated to activism and social justice.”
Read more about garment workers in Canada at Marisol’s blog.
Thank you Marisol and Local 1998 for this beautiful and touching gift. We’ve proudly hung it just inside the front door of the CWSE where it’s visible to all.
“Take good care! There is much sickness around, and we are all working way too hard! Meditate, nurture yourself and breathe.” — Roxana Ng
Roxana Ng, Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), passed away June 12, 2013.
Thank you to Heather Reid, PhD student at OISE, for making this video, which was originally shown at the May 29th 2013 memorial at the OISE library in honour of Roxana.
Our annual Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) is under way, which is why we haven’t been posting quite as much as usual — it’s a hectic season for us.
Pictured above is Angela Lytle, director of the WHRI, introducing Katherine Hensel, who spoke on the violent reality and discrimination of aboriginal peoples.
Photo by Michael S.
Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:30—3pm at the CWSE:
As we near the end of our annual Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), we encourage everyone to stop by this Monday in support of WHRI attendee Dr. Karambu Ringera, who will be selling fair trade Kenyan jewelry & goods on behalf of her International Peace Initiatives (IPI) program.
Dr. Karambu Ringera has brought beautiful crafts made to support IPI’s activities in community peacebuilding and mitigating the effects of poverty, disease, discrimination, and violence. IPI provides homes for orphans and vulnerable children, supports African grassroots organizations and community leaders, and provides trainings in peace education and conflict resolution. For more about information about Dr. Karambu’s organization: www.ipeacei.org/. All proceeds go directly to International Peace Initiatives.
We will have a table set up at the CWSE from 12:30—3pm on Monday, June 24th. We’re located in the OISE building, 252 Bloor St W, downtown Toronto, in room 2-225 on the second floor. Cash only please!
For more about our annual Women’s Human Rights Institute: www.learnwhr.org