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JLC, Anti-Discrimination Poster Presentation | Copyright Dominique Clément / Clément Consulting

Few social movement organizations can equal the impact of the Jewish Labour Committee (JLC) in fighting discrimination. Such was its success that Frank Scott commented that he knew “of no single body in the whole of Canada doing as much continuous and consistent work for civil liberties.” Another noted civil liberties lawyer in the 1960s, Alan Borovoy, claimed that “every major effort to get civil rights legislation, most of the leading cases and surveys, have been organized and initiated by one of our labour committees for human rights.” For a brief history of the JLC, click here.

Posters

The following links are a series of JLC posters produced for distribution in Canada. Some were designed by the American Jewish Labour Committee, which was headquartered in New York City. To view all the posters simultaneously on a single page, click here.

Meeting Notices

A small collection of notices for meetings and events organized by the American and Canadian Jewish Labour Committees is also available below:

Anti-Discrimination Campaigns

For documents relating to the committee’s anti-discrimination campaigns, see

Brief to the premier of Ontario, 1961.

Case file samples, early 1950s.

Fair Employment Practices: A Good Beginning. Flyer produced by the Jewish Labour Committee.


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