Bad Times Disco will give a vinyl record for supporting Asian migrant workers in Hong Kong
Donors have the option to support Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB) or Bethune House
“The world can be a better place, one record at a time“ reads the byline of Mixmag Asia’s interview with Hong Kong-based Bad Times Disco, and that statement still holds true for the outgoing, humanity-conscious music platform to announce their third fundraiser.
This fundraiser is organised in support of Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB), a Hong Kong-based grassroots network of migrant-led groups and entities that represent migrant workers from across Asia. The first edition supported three grassroots fundraisers working with impacted communities during the second wave of COVID0-19 in India, and raised over HK$35,000. Their second edition saw an impressive HK$77,000 raised in solidarity with ATIS, a Hong Kong-Philippines migrant domestic worker-led network doing advocacy and welfare work, Mission for Migrant Workers (Hong Kong), and Kids for Kids (Philippines) who coordinated relief work for Typhoon Odette.
Of recent however, grassroots fundraisers like AMCB’s have sank and stagnated at HK$200,000 — the only silver-lining is the new opportunity created to not only fundraise for AMCB but to also highlight their impressive self-led advocacy. AMCB have heavily dedicated their efforts towards not only making amendments to Hong Kong’s labour legislation for migrant domestic workers, but also for their access to a universal standard of human rights whilst connecting those efforts to developing grassroots movements in their native countries too.
Bad Times Disco’s fundraiser extends to Bethune House, a shelter for migrant domestic workers, who have a heavy focus on migrant women workers in crisis.
Being the extra-giving givers that they are, donations over HK$200 will receive a free vinyl record, and those who support with over HK$300 will receive a Bad Times Disco t-shirt — both offers are eligible for the first 40 donations only.
Donors have the option to choose who they want to support — Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB) or Bethune House, or both by heading over this public form by Bad Times Disco.