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15th November 2016 | 0 Comments

I remember being laughed at in school for not speaking English and bullied for being “different” as in not “white”. I used to come home crying almost every day, taunted by the boys in elementary school who literally pointed their fingers at me calling me “ugly” to my face. Humbly, I must admit that sometimes […]

Portavoz con Staylok – El otro Chile (Vídeo Oficial)

29th October 2016 | 0 Comments

There are two Chiles, one celebrated by neoliberal technocrats and the real one lived by the majority.

Back to my roots: Chile!

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

It's official, I am going to #Chile in the fall after many years of life, work & poltics in Mexico, Central America & Rural Canada #roots — Evelyn Encalada G. (@professor_evy) June 29, 2016 After a long hiatus, I am finally going back to Chile this fall. I bought my ticket last night. Gracias a […]

The Otter

29th June 2016 | 0 Comments

I was by the river in downtown Calgary. It was my first time there. Jonathan, in a serious tone, asked “can I ask you something weird?” I reluctantly agreed, held my breath.  I was just not in the mood for contemplative questions particularly those of the heart. “What is your favourite animal?” Relief-I could answer that, […]

LabourStart Conference, Toronto, 2016

16th May 2016 | 0 Comments

We presented at LabourStart and met fascinating people working for social change.  Chris Ramsaroop, co-founder of Justicia, also joined our conversations. VIC203– CHANGING THE FRAME ON MIGRANT WORKER JUSTICE  THROUGH DOCUMENTARY PRAXIS The relationship between documentary and social movements is discussed in this workshop. For over a decade filmmaker Min Sook Lee has worked in collaboration with […]

Self-care for Empowered Activist Empathy

16th July 2015 | 1 Comment

“You do not have to carry it all by yourself. We carry it together; the universe will take care of it” S.P. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” Audre Lourde “My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn […]

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 […]

Re-awakening: Spring 2015

21st April 2015 | 0 Comments

El (pinche) amor

15th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Anoche me la pase cuidándome Anoche me la pase regalando palabras a los y las quien las necesitaban Las compañeras me escriben desde México, algunas de Guatemala, unas de aquí de este campo frio–amigas de la cuidad, sobre su soledad… y yo envuelta en la mía pero sin tristeza sino de mucha contemplación Me fortaleza […]

Hibernation 2015

29th December 2014 | 0 Comments

T’is the season to go within again. Winter-a season I used to dread because it meant an imposed solitude that turned into loneliness. I escaped several years to Chile and then to Mexico wanting to avoid the cave of solitude and inner reflection. This year I did return to Mexico but quickly came back to […]