The video documents the tremendous achievements of labour activists around equity and anti-racism work in Toronto over the last three decades. It’s a story of courageous individuals challenging discrimination, sweeping changes in the workforce, and tough stands taken against hate groups like the Klu Klux Klan when they tried to set up in this city.
How many of us knew about the historic train ride to Ottawa of black women and men to demand fairness in immigration law? Their brief to the Minister – in 1954! - was written by the Toronto Labour Committee on human rights. Or the story behind the monument to Chinese Railway Workers that stands beside the Skydome? Or that a union activist was the chairman of Caribana for many years?