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Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award

November 24, 2021

Windsor & District Labour Council & United Way present:

Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award

Presented annually to a trade unionist in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of voluntary community service.

2021 Recipient

Elizabeth Ha is a community activist at heart, serving as the 1st Vice President of OPSEU Local 154, the Chair of the OPSEU Provincial Human Rights Committee, the Vice Chair of the OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers, and as the OFL Equity Vice President. Ha is also on the WDLC Executive and is a member of the Advisory Board of Our Times labour magazine.

Ha is a devoted mother to Nola and Ruby and she teaches her children that serving your community is important and necessary.  She has a mission and a voice for change, she strives to empower racialized workers by promoting workers’ rights and social justice, and advocating for corrective action on policies, laws, and regulations. As a member of the Justicia for Migrant Workers, she collects and delivers food, clothing and personal care items for migrant workers and organizes community dinners, workshops and demonstrations, championing for their rights.

Virtual Event Video Recording – November 24, 2021

In The News

November 19, 2021

Charles Brooks Award honours unionist with ties to migrant workers

RELEASE – United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, in partnership with the Windsor & District Labour Council, will host the 44th annual Virtual Labour Appreciation Night next week, honouring the recipient of the Charles E. Brooks Labour Community Service Award, Elizabeth Ha, OPSEU Local 154.

Chris Ramsaroop was chosen in collaboration with our award recipient Elizabeth Ha as someone who inspired her as an activist. Chris has a Master of Education degree in Sociology and Equity Studies and is working to complete his Ph.D at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  He is also an Instructor in the Caribbean Studies program at the University of Toronto, a Migrant Workers Clinic Instructor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor, and is the co-founder and organizer with the activist group Justicia for Migrant workers, a grassroots collective that has been organizing with migrant workers for nearly 20 years.  Justicia’s work is based on building long term trust and relationships with migrant workers and includes engaging in direct actions, working with workers to resist at work, launching precedent-setting legal cases, and organizing numerous collective actions.

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Last updated on November 25, 2021

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