Enslaved, Garment Workers in Canada

Home-work, 30×40″, acrylics on canvas, May 2013, Marisol D’Andrea, Commissioned
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. Continue reading Enslaved, Garment Workers in Canada