Migrant Labourers and Gendered Violence in Rural Ontario

Migrant Labourers and Gendered Violence in Rural Ontario
November 25th, 2009. 5:30 University of Guelph, ROZH 103

Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) employs approximately 20 000 migrant farm workers across Canada. Of these workers, 3% are women. They migrate to Canada through SAWP in search of opportunity, and instead are subjected to severe human rights violations. We invite you to take part in a discussion on the gendered violence that faces the women of SAWP.

When/Where: Wednesday, November 25th at 5:30-7:00 in Rozanski 103
The event will feature talks from:

• Janet McLaughlin – International Development
• Eduardo Huesca – Fuerza-Puwersa- Guelph
• Evelyn Encalada Grez – Co-Founder of Justicia for Migrant Workers

We acknowledge that it is an extremely busy time of the year for most, but we invite you to take a short break, eat some delicious food and participate in an important discussion on an issue close to home!

*Free food will be served.

For more information on this event contact Melanie LeBlanc at
leblancm@uoguelph. ca or Arden Hagedorn at ahagedor@uoguelph. ca

This event is sponsored by Rural Women Making Change, Justicia for Migrant Workers-ON and Fuerza-Puwersa- Guelph


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