Archive for the ‘ Farm Work ’ Category

This weekend in Leamington (Spanish)

12th May 2015 | 0 Comments

Algunas reflexiones El principal objetivo de nuestro trabajo es fortalecer comunidad, proveer un espacio para que todas y todas sean escuchados/as y así aprender de uno y otro. Este fin de semana tuvimos dos eventos, uno con muchos compañeros de varios países que son trabajadores agrícolas migrantes. Y después el día domingo fue un evento […]


Laura’s escape from the apple orchards of rural Ontario

10th February 2015 | 0 Comments

I had to pick up Laura at the apple farm with two police officers. We left the farm in such haste that Laura’s belongings were scattered in various plastic bags. It was a rescue mission more reminiscent of a crime scene. She could not leave without lovingly saying goodbye to each of the women with […]


Un corrido especial en defensa de trabajadores: dedicado personalmente

2nd January 2015 | 0 Comments

I have kept these lines private for a while but it is time to share words and sentiments that are part of transnational organizing work. I felt so honoured and blessed from Francisco’s beautiful corrido. Para personas valientes están hechos los corridos Y este que voy a cantarles lo tiene bien merecido Una mujer hermosa […]


“Migrant Dreams” and Transnational Storytelling

12th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2008 the entrance of temporary foreign workers have outnumbered immigrants permitted to settle permanently in Canada.  The media have fed into the panacea that Temporary Foreign Programs (TFWPs) are stealing “Canadian jobs”, which resounded loudly with the controversy surrounding the Royal Bank last year and more recently with McDonalds locations in British Columbia and […]


Notes on Organizing and Emotions in the Farms: Bonifacio never returned

12th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Temporary Foreign Worker Programs structure marginality and exclusion among people who are part of the most precarious of these schemes. In turn people are pushed to the very edges of themselves as they fight to survive and hold themselves together. Bonifacio was falling apart in the hospital. It was his second or third visit. The […]


It’s summer

1st July 2014 | 0 Comments

Es verano, unas de nuestras compañeras migrantes se van, otras se transfieren a otras farmas, otras esperan regresar para la nueva cosecha de frutas; la vida gira con la producción, el tiempo y el amor pasa atreves de los contratos de trabajo y nuestra amistad sigue aquí y allá, atravez del tiempo en Mexico y […]


From “El Contrato” to “Teo in Toronto”

20th May 2013 | 0 Comments

“El Contrato” turned 10 years old last year. We commemorated its anniversary by bringing Teodoro Bello Martinez to Toronto to have a public event to discuss changes that migrant workers have experienced in rural Ontario since its release. After a decade, “El Contrato” continues to be widely used to raise awareness about realities that are […]


Borders Crossed: Migration, Temporary Workers and Undocumented Migrants

13th January 2013 | 0 Comments

Borders Crossed: Migration, Temporary Workers and Undocumented Migrants Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 12:45-2:15 Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, HNES 140 Participants: Yogi Acharya, Evelyn Encalada, Liette Gilbert, Min Sook Lee Migration control has been crucial in creating modern nation states and racialized forms of citizenship. This holds true also for Canadian migration policy, which […]


Live CP 24

5th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Justicia for Migrant Workers’ bracelets

29th January 2012 | 0 Comments

New j4mw bracelets $10 each to support our grassroots work with migrant farm workers in rural Canada Made in Puebla, Mexico (shipping included) Contact me or email j4mw.on@gmail.com to place an order…