Archive for the ‘ Farm Work ’ Category

The Justicia “Elders”

17th October 2011 | 0 Comments

Founders of “Justicia for Migrant Workers“, Chris and I from Ontario and Adri from British Columbia… We have been doing this work for a long time and here we are multi-tasking before our last Pilgrimage stops in one of our mobile offices in Toronto. Adri and Chris are the people who I talk to and […]


Migrant Workers and Human Rights: with yours truly @ UWO

5th October 2011 | 0 Comments

Justice for Migrant Workers: Pilgrimage to Freedom Caravan

2nd October 2011 | 0 Comments

Final stop Toronto, October 2, 2011. Migrant Farm Workers Caravan from Vidya Kauri on Vimeo.


The emotional work of community organizing

27th August 2011 | 1 Comment

Dedicated to Adriana Paz Ramirez, my “twin/gemelita” from the West Coast and amazing community organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers, BC and overall incredible woman… My heart was on fire to and from the countryside I ran away for hours into my grief Grief I hardly understand but that I carry from my ancestors as […]


J4MW: Pilgrimage to Freedom, 2011

24th August 2011 | 0 Comments

Click on the image for details…see you on the caravan to freedom!


Follow Justicia on Twitter!

31st January 2011 | 0 Comments

http://twitter.com/j4mw/ Yours trully is the Justicia for Migrant Workers’ tweeterer… I usually blog and tweet when I am out and about on my own at the farms… Other Justicia organizers are running around too but I am the one that tries to use social media for our message and work as much as possible… Here […]


Mi Talisman y Vamonos Pues! Organizing in the Winter

31st January 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s late and I am working, processing “the field”. I have been running around in rural Ontario in a time that I do not really recognize it. I usually do my organsing work in Canada in the summer and the fall and the rest of the time I am running around in rural Mexico. This […]


Short Radio Documentary-Mexican Migrant Women in Rural Canada (with yours trully)

8th January 2011 | 0 Comments

VOCES DE LA TIERRA http://www.rcinet.ca/espagnol/cronica/cartelera/12-32_2010-11-17-voces-de-la-tierra/ por Sandra Farías 17 noviembre 2010, 12h32 El testimonio de las cosechadoras mexicanas que vienen por ocho meses a Canadá es la voz de una minoría. Madres solteras que tienen prohibido el embarazo o relacionarse con hombres durante su estadía, las mujeres migrantes son una realidad invisible dentro del programa […]


Rural Mexican families and circular migration to Canada through the SAWP

5th December 2010 | 0 Comments

Another document prepared specifically for HREQ 3485 Migrant Workers and Human Rights, York University: A Response to McCarty, Dawn (2008) “The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Rural Children and Families in Mexico: Transnational Policy and Practice Implications” Journal of Public Child Welfare 1: 4, pp. 105 – 123. From “Mexican […]


Canadian Senate Statement Re: Migrant Workers

3rd December 2010 | 0 Comments

http://www.parl.gc.ca/40/3/parlbus/chambus/senate/deb-e/072db_2010-12-01-E.htm?Language=E&Parl=40&Ses=3#9 Migrant Workers Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak about the rights of thousands of migrant workers in Canada who work under our Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Just last week, I hosted a workshop that shed light on this important issue. This workshop was facilitated by Dr. Kerry Preiebisch and […]