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Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5:30pm EST, please join the Rapid Response Network for an online screening of Batay La, a 25-minute documentary about the Haitian workers movement, Batay Ouvriye (Workers Struggle). We’ll watch the film and have a live update from Yannick Etienne of Batay Ouvriye, joining us from Haiti. Then we’ll open it up for a Q&A. Click here to RSVP.
As announced on May 1st, we’re also raising funds for Batay Ouvriye to support workers feed their families, pay rent and continue their struggle.
They still face the same battle against exploitative wages, harassment, impossible quotas, and firings. Now, they are being called back to work to sew face masks and medical garments for export .
Thanks to the Hope and Help Acts, a majority of the goods produced in Haiti are sold in the US and Canada. We will be the consumers of these masks.
Please help us raise $3,000 by May 31 to help workers in their fight!
Every dollar has a major impact.
- The daily wage for workers is around $5.
- $25 can replace a week’s salary for a worker illegally fired, or for someone trying to stay home to protect their family from COVID.
- $100 can take care of a month’s salary so workers and their families can eat.
Check out our GoFundMe page. Please help us spread the word.
And! Please join us for the Batay La screening – Thursday, May 14 @ 5:30p EST.
Thank you so much for your support and solidarity. <3
Email us if you have any questions or ideas of how you’d like to help: firstname.lastname@example.org