Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Niki Najm-Abadi: Fighting for Worker Justice, Building Worker Power

Saturday, July 29, 2023, 1 – 3 PM PDT

Centre A (Zoom)

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In the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a wave of worker-led organizing efforts: from Starbucks and Amazon union drives, to winning Paid Sick Days in BC, to the upcoming summer of strikes across Turtle Island. In this discussion, Niki will focus on the importance of grassroots labour organizing in the fight against racist austerity measures and neoliberalism. How do these efforts pave the road to building a just future for all, and what are some examples around us that demonstrate the importance of building a strong worker-led labour movement in all of our interconnecting fights for justice?

Niki Najm-Abadi (she/her) is a migrant settler of Iranian descent on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her fight for worker justice began by way of student organizing, anti-violence work, and her own participation in a union-drive. She is a UBC graduate and currently works as an organizer and legal advocate at the Worker Solidarity Network.

Photo of Niki Najm-Abadi, courtesy of the speaker.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected]. As the workshop will take place in the format of a Zoom Meeting, audio transcripts will be available upon request.

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.