Archive for the ‘ Mexico ’ Category

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


And then there is another love, another force

5th January 2013 | 0 Comments

As soon as he saw me walking down the hill he ran towards me and stretched out his little arms to hug me firmly. We had not seen each other in two years and Diego still remembers me since he was 3 years old. I felt so loved and was in such awe that tears […]


Love is not enough

5th January 2013 | 0 Comments

I long to recreate the words that you inspired within me on my way from Mexico City to Puebla. Those words are fleeting but the lessons they reflect are forever mine. There was hardly a moment where I was alone in mesoamerica except on the bus rides when I had the last year crashing into […]


No volveré – Chavela Vargas

25th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Just received a beautiful email from one of my soul sisters who wants us to be with her in a cantina in Mexico singing this song…”y pasame el mexcal de Oaxaca” and where are those women from Juchitán with their “flor de rosas”?


Dignas Voces de defensoras de derechos humanos en México

10th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Dignas Voces de defensoras de derechos humanos en México Brigadas Internacionales de Paz | Proyecto México Featuring the work of amazing women, including one of my soulmates, Blanca Velazquez Diaz from El Centro de Apoyo del Trabajador. I still remember meeting her for the first time at a feminist conference in Mexico. We connected right […]


Lila Downs – Pecados Y Milagros

14th December 2011 | 0 Comments