Teach-In: Migrants Organizing for Rights and Status
Wednesday March 31, 7PM
Online on Zoom
Join Migrant Workers Alliance for Change for a practical virtual educational on migrant rights. COVID-19 has revealed and exacerbated existing inequalities in our society. Migrant and undocumented workers have faced immense levels of exploitation, denied emergency supports and healthcare and yet have been deemed essential. In response, a cross-country movement of migrants has begun to organize from farms to factories to colleges and the streets. 1 in 23 people in Canada are migrant or undocumented. Join MWAC to trace how we got here, and what we must do to build a stronger and more unified workers’ movement with equal rights and permanent resident status for all.
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change supports the self-organization of migrants. They are building migrant power by bringing together workers on farms, in factories, on campuses and in communities to create change and fight for better laws and fairness for all of us.
This program is presented in connection with WAHC’s main gallery exhibition Theatre from the Jungle with work by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.
WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.
For more information, please contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org