2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the vigil organized by the Women of Inspiration injured workers’ group. 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, 15 years later, and hold vigil to bring awareness to the consequences of workplace injuries and ask for justice for injured workers!
In past years the event has been held as an overnight vigil outside Queen’s Park to kick off the annual Injured Workers’ Day events. This year, because of COVID-19, the vigil will be held online from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us online for storytelling, poetry, songs, warmth, and solidarity.
Register in advance and view at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/WOI-Vigil
Or stream live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5s-h6AHhIM