This week’s contribution to Gulf Labor’s 52 Weeks is by Mazatl
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Created in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) based in Florida, Santiago Mazatl’s poster connects struggles for migrant worker rights in Abu Dhabi to movements for farmworker justice in the United States. To learn more about the CIW’s work to combat modern-day slavery and other labor abuses common in agriculture 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.