Sunday 15 June – Old Palace Yard, Westminster, 2-5pm
Implicated Theatre work with members of Justice 4 Domestic Workers to create a theatre intervention about the injustices that migrant domestic workers face and their struggle against recent visa legislation. Highlighting issues faced by some of the most vulnerable workers in society, the intervention is part of a rally for migrant domestic workers that will take place in front of the Houses of Parliament.
Implicated Theatre has been working together since October 2011 in a series of intensive theatre workshops, performances and research at the Serpentine Galleries’ Centre for Possible Studies. Instigated through a collaboration with artists from no.w.here and working with theatre director Frances Rifkin, the experimental workshops explore the relationships between political speech and action, the self and the collective, voice and silence. With close relationships with the Migrants Resource Centre and other migrants rights groups and unions such as the Latin American Workers Association and Justice 4 Domestic Workers, Implicated Theatre, create theatrical interventions that address key issues that migrants in London face.
Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW) was established in 2009 and is supported by Unite the Union. It is an organisation of migrant domestic workers who work in private houses in the UK, and is active in campaigning to restore and improve the rights for domestic workers and for making domestic work visible in society. J4DW are the only organisation that is run for and by domestic workers and believe that in order to secure their rights they must educate and mobilise themselves and build links with those who can support us.Marissa Begonia, coordinator of Justice for Domestic Workers was involved in the ILO C189, ‘Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ negotiations at the invitation of TUC, Unite the Union and other campaigns involving J4DW.
For more information please contact Amal Khalaf on firstname.lastname@example.org