Injured Workers are not sleeping at night! How can our elected representatives?
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the overnight vigil organized by the Women of Inspiration injured workers’ group. The overnight vigil will be held the evening of Wednesday May 31st at Queen’s Park in front of the Legislative Assembly to kick off this year’s annual June 1st Injured Workers’ Day events.
Why We Sit Vigil
Back in 2006, members of the Women of Inspiration shared their difficulties sleeping at night. Their physical pain and worries were keeping them awake. Rather than lying sleepless alone at home, the women decided to be sleepless together, where they could make their worries known to the government and the public. The Women continue to be sleepless, 10 years later, and hold vigil to bring awareness to the consequences of workplace injuries and ask for justice for injured workers!
Supporters of all ages are welcome to come by to enjoy a cultural gathering of poetry, song, storytelling, and satire, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31st on the front lawn of Queen’s Park. The overnight vigil will follow.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.; performances begin at 8:00 p.m.
Please bring something to sit on, a blanket or umbrella if needed, and a sleeping bag and flashlight if you are planning to stay the night.
Ways to show support
We understand that not everyone can stay the night. Come out for an hour or two to keep us company and show solidarity. Other support (food, financial, or materials to help keep us comfortable overnight) is welcome. You can check out the Vigil Facebook event or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.