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
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.