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november, 2021

22nov10:00 am- 4:00 pmSupport migrant workers at a historic human rights hearing

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In 2013, dozens of migrant workers in Ontario were the subjects of racial profiling in a police DNA sweep. Our member Justicia for Migrant Workers has been supporting these workers in their fight for nearly a decade, and finally their day in court begins today! 

In this case, police targeted nearly 100 male migrant workers solely on the basis of their skin color and where they were from– entirely ignoring details about the suspect’s age, height and weight. The wide range of appearances of those who were swabbed makes it clear that the only characteristic they had in common was the color of their skin and their national origin. Many of the swabbed workers were coerced by their employer to comply with the test. 

Please join us in taking action to support these workers today: 

  1. Watch the trial starting at 10am EST: Please label yourself as an “Observer” when you enter the zoom, so the Tribunal knows you are not a participant.
  2. Follow and reach out to Justicia For Migrant Workers to participate in further actions
  3. Click here to tweet at Ontario premier Doug Ford and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to let them know that racist policing is their responsibility!



(Monday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Justicia for Migrant Workers