Medical workers have been on the frontlines of the struggle against authoritarian capitalism since the onset of the pandemic. From Hong Kong to the U.S., medical workers organized to hold their governments accountable for the lack of protective equipment and other resources. This crisis dovetails with the U.S. government defunding and privatizing public resources, and the Chinese government’s persistent attacks on Hongkongers’ working conditions and civil autonomy.
Join us for a discussion on worker organizing and social movement building in the medical field and its parallel connections with the Black liberation movement and Hong Kong protests. This webinar is a transnational exchange that brings together workers from the Hospital Employees Alliance in Hong Kong and Registered Nurses based in San Francisco and Chicago.
Will this be recorded? Yes, but the manner and time of distributing the recording will be discussed by panelists after the fact.
Will there be live captioning? Unfortunately, we were unable to acquire a live captioning service.
Will there be a transcript of the event? Yes.
Why are you using Zoom, given its recent politically motivated actions? Given the number of expected attendees and the necessity of live language interpretation (plus the other features of Zoom that prevent ‘Zoombombing’ and other types of webinar harassment), Zoom is our only option for this particular event. We aim to move away from the use of Zoom in future events. We encourage you to take necessary security and privacy steps when attending this event.