Under the theme Art as Resistance Against Precarity, participants at this year’s Equality Forum discussed how art and creative expression can help advance the struggle for decent work.

The panelists were artists and activists from various social justice movements including Black Lives Matter and Justice for Migrant Workers. These advocates for social justice reminded participants that an emotion provoked by a work of art can be more moving and more convincing than any argument.

The labour movement’s struggle to advance the fight against precarious work, for decent wages, for job security and for health and safety in the workplace can profit from different artistic expressions to improve working conditions, especially for equity-seeking workers.