Archive for the ‘ Migration ’ Category

15 años para los derechos migrantes

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Viajando de regreso de la capital de Canadá, pasando por bosques y lagos hermoso, se nos esconde el sol y contemplo que traerá el día de mañana cuando reaparezca. Lograremos los cambios que hemos luchado por más de una década para nuestra comunidad migrante? Como nos seguimos alimentando con esperanza y fuerza ser constante en […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 12

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

In Chile, the persistent theme of conversation for me has been diversity and the need to decolonialize the education system that is disciplining Haitian and African children/youth into becoming “Chilean”. This is in a context where indigenous peoples of these lands have been erased, Chilean cultures homogenized and where an antiquated immigration law persists. I […]


Back to Chile, 2016, Vignette # 2

28th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Para los y las migrantes en Canada … No les he olvidado. Vine aquí para fortalezerme y seguír caminando a su lado. De aquí fui arancada de raíz y toda mi vida he luchado para pertenecer y crear comunidad entre los y las excluida/os. Aquí en este mar que me vio nacer vuelvo a vivir […]


Migrant Dreams’ World Premiere at Hot Docs Festival

15th April 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been 3 years in the making and I think of all those weekends, out on the road, in the farms with Min Sook Lee and camera following every step, every word and contact with migrant farmworkers in rural Ontario. Even in rallies and talks beyond the farms, the camera was rolling. There is […]


KeyNote at #WesternU: Organizing Transnational Love

12th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Organizing Transnational Love among Mexican Migrant Farmworker Women By Evelyn Encalada Grez Temporary Foreign Worker Programs in Canada not only structure flexible labour regimes for diverse industries but in the process also induce subjectivities and ways of being among “non-citizen” migrant workers. To a great extent, people are commodified as “just in time” workers and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]