Week 34 . Labor of Art/Art of Labor: Organizing Tool Kit in Solidarity with Gulf Laborers

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Organizing tool kit, Twitterbot, 2014

This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks is by Sarah Farahat and Aaron Hughes

Artists Sarah Farahat and Aaron Hughes offer a downloadable organizing tool kit complete with posters, postcards, and suggestions for solidarity actions and organizing in your community.

In collaboration with an anonymous programmer, they launched a twitterbot campaign on June 3rd to alert high profile tweeters across the globe about NYU, Louvre and Guggenheims’ disregard for human rights. #GulfLaborAction

To view the tool kit, please click here

To print the Tool Kit as a booklet with tear out posters, click here

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Gulf Labor is a coalition of artists and activists who have been working since 2011 to highlight the coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions of migrant laborers in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island (Island of Happiness). Our campaign focuses on the workers who are building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum (in collaboration with the British Museum).

“52 Weeks” is a one year campaign starting in October 2013. Artists, writers, and activists from different cities and countries are invited to contribute a work, a text, or action each week that relates to or highlights the unjust living and working conditions of migrant laborers building cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi.

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