Two Months Until Our London Delegation!

It’s official! Our board has unanimously voted to continue with our plan for the third international North American Tradeswomen’s delegation to LONDON. While this delegation has been in the works for over a year, we learned from our experience with Covid-19 to be flexible and allow for changes of plans. Now we can say with absolute certainty that from June 9-20th 2022 North Amerian tradeswomen and advocates will spend two weeks in London meeting with workers, union leaders, policy makers, and community advocates.

What will the delegates be doing?

They will network with tradeswomen from across North America and the globe.

They will learn about London’s construction industry and build relationships needed for useful two-way dialouge on improving the lives of women construction workers across the globe.

They will strategize with Unite the Union, a UK union meeting the greatest challenges facing European working people today.

They will meet with regional members of Builders and Woodworkers International.

They will build leadership experience and skills during the trip, as we match each delegate with an opportunity to contribute.

They will hear about the latest research around construction buisness practices and industries from expert academics.

They will expand international solidarity between tradeswomen while building a global network.

What else will TBB do in London?

Additionally, Tradeswomen Buiding Bridges will host learning exchanges between stakeholders to develop best practices for recruitment and retention of women in the skillled construction trades.

What has TBB been doing to prepare?

Our team of cofounders and volunteers have been working for months. Spending countless weekends and evenings doing programming and logistics planning, fundraising, advertising, reviewing applications and more. We took countless meetings with industry partners, non-profits, academics and tradeswomen all over the world to put this on,. In Febuary, a group of four members went to London for a whirlwind logistics trip. There we scoped out housing, venues for the various events, met with countless UK partners and made sure our scheduled activities could actually be completed in the time alotted.

Our logistics team in front of Trades Union Congress’ headquarters, after we viewed potential event spaces in the building

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You can also help by donating. You can support TBB as a whole, or you can sponsor one of our 50 North American Delegates. Contact tradeswomenbb@gmail.com for more information.

About cklewick

Cassandra Klewicki is a Union Carpenter out of UBC local 290 and a co-founder at Tradeswomen Building Bridges. She is a graduate student at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.
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1 Response to Two Months Until Our London Delegation!

  1. Melita Mohlala says:

    My name is Melita Mohlala(56), a multi-award winning , 100% Black woman owned, managed and controlled construction company called Kopano Creative Concepts. I am based in Johannesburg, South Africa and was introduced to TBB by my mentor and sister Professor Abimbola, Head of a construction faculty at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I would like to to attend the conference in London from 14 to 19 June 2022 if possible. How do I register to be a associate member of TBB and will there be financial assistance for delegates to attend the conference?

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