Blood, Sweat & Gear: the human cost of the London Olympics

Sat, 24/03/2012 - 10:30 - 17:00
Regular event?: 
This is not a regular event

Will the legacy from the Games be exploited garment workers and the marginalisation of east London communities? Conference organised by the anti-poverty charity War on Want. Among the speakers will be Amirul Haque Amin, president of the charity’s partner, the National Garment Workers’ Federation, Arifa Akter, its organiser and ex-sweatshop worker, and Sharon Sukhram, who coordinates the TUC campaign Playfair 2012. Others will include Mzonke Poni, chairperson and founder of Abahlali baseMjondolo Western Cape, who will describe the fight against evictions over the 2010 South African World Cup, former War on Want vice-chair Niaz Alam, chief operating officer at the organisation UK Sustainable Investment and Finance, and Tower Hamlets councillor Rania Khan. Workshops on building solidarity and better links with Bangladeshi garment workers, taking the fight to the sportswear companies, and the impact of global sporting events on local people.

Organised by: 
War on Want
Organiser is not an NFP member
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
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