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. Moderator Syed Hussan will be leading the discussion with speakers Kit Andres, Diana Da Silva and Sarom Rho. 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.
Please pre-register for this online event by CLICKING HERE.
After registering you will be sent a zoom link for the event.
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.
Kit Andres (they/them) is a farm worker organizer with Migrant Workers Alliance For Change. They live in the Niagara region of Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe territory.
Diana Da Silva is an organizer with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots group of migrant care workers that is a part of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, who is deeply committed to building worker power.
Sarom Rho is an organizer with Migrant Students United at the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, and also organizes with couriers and foodworkers at Gig Workers United.
Moderator: Syed Hussan, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.
This program is presented in connection with WAHC’s main gallery exhibition Theatre from the Jungle with work by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens. Find more information on the exhibition by CLICKING HERE.
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