A night with gal-dem: Storytelling in Solidarity


A night with gal-dem: Storytelling in Solidarity

A night of storytelling hosted by gal-dem

To launch our first public event, gal-dem hosted an evening of storytelling to give domestic workers the mic around their lived experiences in the UK. From arriving here for the first time, to experiences of exploitation and escape, to finding a sense of community, migrant domestic workers shared their stories that are taking place across the UK today.

The night began with a panel talk discussion, led by Suyin Haynes, editor in chief at gal-dem, discussing the process of writing these essays, and shining a light on labour exploitation in the UK. It was followed by four domestic workers from FDWA and The Voice of Domestic Workers reading their essays- a continuation of the essay writing workshop run by gal-dem, and aimed to raise awareness about the issue and build solidarity amongst the audience. Throughout the night, there were complimentary snacks from Filipino BBQ Turo Turo (Chef Rex De Guzman) and drinks from The Cocktail Party. We were also joined by acclaimed DJ, Oh Annie Oh, who performed throughout the event.

This year marks a decade since the UK government revoked the Overseas Domestic Worker visa concession, leaving migrant domestic workers without basic rights. All migrants deserve a life of dignity and stability, so stamp our charter and demand better rights for domestic workers.

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