Invisible Workers, Laboring in the Shadows

Millions of people around the world work in jobs that aren’t formally recognized or afforded legal protections typical of wage earning jobs. They’re often not even thought of as legitimate work.
On this edition of Making Contact, we’re going to meet people making work where there is no work for them. From recyclers, to border couriers, to waste pickers, we’re exploring the informal labor sector and what some are doing to gain greater recognition, protections, and rights.

Featured speakers/guests:

Landon Goodwin, recycler and pastor and also featured in documentary Dogtown Redemption; Aicha al Azzouzi border courier; Salma al Azzouzi, Aicha s oldest daughter; Charles Gachanga Gichonge, creator of the Mustard Seed Courtyard clean-up campaign.


Host: Laura Flynn
Contributing Producers: Thalia Beaty, Maggy Donaldson, and Beenish Ahmed
Producers: Laura Flynn, Andrew Stelzer, and Jasmin Lopez
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Featured Music:
Blue Dot Sessions: Lesser Gods of Metal, Tyrano Theme, and Pavement Hack
Tours: Enthusiast
Salom Lego Playset: La Lutte, Comme Experience Int rieure
Janneh: Humajataritee

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