Essential – New Song for Apr 28 Day of Mourning

Apr 28 2021 is the Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill as a result of their work. Bui Thi Hiep and Benito Quesada, two people who worked at Cargill meatpacking plant in High River, Alberta, and Armando Sallegue, father of a Cargill worker, died in Apr-May 2020 as a result of contracting COVID-19.

If this song resonates with you, please support an organization advocating for vulnerable essential workers directly: Migrante Alberta

Background and lyrics at: Essential | Maria Dunn