Fall 2008:  Faces of Invisible Labor; Jawaharlal Nehru University: Delhi, India



My friends had been organizing with workers on their campus to help secure wages, gloves for the sanitation workers, and other basic necessities that they had not already been granted, due largely to their position in the class (caste) system.  Their relative privilege and student status gave them access to policy makers within the JNU administration who the workers could not reach on their own.  While they were having some success with the administration, they recognized a need to get more popular support from students who had not all been reached by the previous tactics of marches and sit-ins at University offices.  They wanted to do some creative actions that would not only get the attention of the other students, but also begin the process of regaining respect and dignity for the worker's trades.
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