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Academic Conference Presentations
“Contestations of the Heart: Mexican Migrant Women and Transnational Loving from Rural Ontario”, Dis/placing the Borders of North America Conference, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University, October 14, 2016.
“Transnational Homemaking" (with Dr. Kerry Preibisch), Gender, Rurality, Transformation Conference, Rural Women Making Change, Guelph, ON, May 2010.
“Transnational Homemaking: Between Hearts and Pockets Society” (with Dr. Kerry Preibisch) Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Merida, Mexico, March 27, 2010.
“Stepping it Up from the Margins: The Urgency of Possibility in the Movement for Migrant Farm Workers’ Rights in Canada”, New Voices of Labour Conference, York University, Toronto, October 15, 2010.
“El Otro Lado Del Otro Lado: Migrant Women Farm Workers in Canada” (with Dr. Kerry Preibisch) XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, September 6, 2007.
“Justicia for Migrant Workers as a Model of Community Unionism” (with Maya Shapiro) How Unions Matter In The New Economy. Centre for Work and Society, Toronto, October 29, 2005.
“Migrant Farm Workers: Re-imagining Rural Ontario”, Kings Hour, Kings College of University of Western Ontario, Wednesday November 23rd, 2016.
“Temporary Foreign Worker Programs in Canada and Transnational Advocacy” Course: Organizing Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice, Professor Anne O'Connell, School of Social Work, York University, October 28, 2013.
“Transnational and Multipronged Organizing with Migrant Farmworkers,” Course: “Voices of Work, Resistance & Change”, Professor Katherine Nastovski, Labour Studies, McMaster University, November 18, 2013.
“Transnational Labour Organizing or Transnational Social Work” Graduate Course: “Critical Perspectives on Anti-Racism”, School of Social Work, Professor Gordon Pon, Ryerson University, Toronto, October 28, 2013.
“10th Year Anniversary of the Documentary El Contrato: Talk and Screening with director Min Sook Lee, Farmworker Awareness Week, University of Guelph, March 28, 2012.
“Keynote Speech”: Celebrating International Human Rights Day, Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition, OPSEU Office, Toronto, December 9, 2011.
“Migrant Workers & Human Rights” Lecture, Students United in Representation of Latin America (SURLA) Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario, London, October 6, 2011.
“El Contrato” presentation, RAICES-Latin American Cultural Society and Justicia for Migrant Workers-BC, Chilean Housing Co-op, Vancouver, Thursday July 29, 2010.
“Local Food and Food Justice”, Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Foodshed Project, the Community Arts Program, and the Centre for Feminist Research, York University, Toronto, January 19, 2009.
“How Can Lawyers Advocate for Migrant Farm workers in Ontario?” Guest Lecturer (with Chris Ramsaroop and Adrian Smith) Course: “Law and Poverty” Course, Osgoode Hall, York University, Toronto, March 23, 2004.
“The Struggles and Realities of Marginalized Workers in the Global Economy” SolidarityWorks Youth Action Project, Centennial College, Scarborough, Thursday, July 8, 2004.
“‘Migrant Dreams’ and Community Solidarity with Migrant Workers”, Hamilton Community Food Centre, Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
“Non-status Farm Workers in Rural Ontario” Eastern Migrant Justice Gathering: Temporary Migration and Human Rights in Canada, Montreal, August 25, 2007.
“Vulnerabilities of Female Migrant Farm Workers from Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada,” FOCAL: The Canadian Foundation for the Americas, Ottawa, May 25, 2011.
“Temporary Visas, Permanent Precariousness? Examining the Policies, Practices and Realities of Temporary Migration to Canada’s Low-Skilled Jobs” (with Dr. Kerry Preibisch), West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, November 24, 2010.
“Making Change with, and for Migrant Women”, Safe, Respectful & Inclusive Workplaces: Stakeholders & Strategies Conference, London, Ontario, May 28, 2009.
“Mexican Migrant Women in Rural Ontario and Rural Mexico”, United Nations, DPI/NGO Briefing: “The Situation of Rural Women: Providing the Tools for Economic Empowerment”, in observance of the First International Day of Rural Women, New York, October 16, 2008.
Workshops for Local Service Providers in Leamington and Virgil, ON with Dr. Kerry Preibisch, “Making Change with and For Migrant Farm Worker Women” July 2008.
“Conversation with Migrant Workers in Canada” (facilitator/discussant) & “Agricultural Sector and Migration Programs, Cross Border View” (panelist), “Global Solidarity from the Ground Up: An Activists’ Cross-Border Exchange”, UCLA Trinational Meeting, Steel Workers Hall, Toronto, November 30 - December 2, 2016.
“Changing the Frame on Migrant Worker Justice through Documentary Praxis.” Migration, Climate, Precarity: Connecting Our Struggles and Strategies, Toronto LabourStart Conference, May 7, 2016.
“Migrant Dreams” Screening and Panel, HotDocs International Film Festival, May 1, 3 & 8 2016. TIFF Bell LightBox and Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto.
“Organizing Farmworker in Canada: Justice for Migrant Workers”, with Tzazna Miranda Leal, “Tri National Solidarity from the Ground Up: An Organizers Tri-National Exchange”, Institute for Transnational Social Change, UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Los Angeles, USA, December 4-6, 2015.
“Food Justice Equals Labour Justice” Food Justice Panel, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, November 24, 2015.
Panel, “Race to the Bottom: Canada’s Low Wage Labour Strategy” Ryerson Social Justice Week, Sponsored by the Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy & Ryerson Centre for Immigration Settlement, Ryerson University, October 8, 2013.
Panel, “Possible Futures and Equitable Access to Food” LAND|SLIDE Possible Futures, Markham Museum, September 29, 2013.
Roundtable, “Art & Power: Cultural Action for Migrant Worker Justice”, Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures? RCIS Conference, Ryerson University, May 16, 2013.
Panel, “Borders Crossed: Migration, Temporary Workers and Undocumented Migrants”, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, January 22, 2013,
El Contrato 10th anniversary screening and public discussion; Documentary Organization of Canada, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, August 28, 2012.
Transnational Organizing with Migrant Farm Workers “Workers’ Struggles Amidst Neoliberal Globalization”, Counterspin Secretariat (Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians & allies), Toronto, August 11, 2012.
Workshop Delivered to Live in Caregivers, “Justice for Migrant Workers: Organizing across the City and Countryside,” Caregiver Action Centre--Peer Leaders Training, April 2011.
Community Roundtable with Maquiladora Women Workers and Migrant Farm Worker Women to Canada: “Organizing from the Maquiladoras to the University: Dialogue and reflections among women workers, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales Benemerita Universidad de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, February 19, 2010.
“The Activist Researcher and the Ways We Delude Ourselves in Academe”, Global South Symposium, York University, Toronto, November 30, 2007.
Rural Women Making Change Workshop, “Sexual Harassment, Prevention and Response” for Migrant Farmworker Women and Men, ACAS Migrant Workers Health Fair, July 2009.
“Gender Perspectives from the Global South” (with Vivian Jimenez) Colloquium on the Global South, York University, Toronto, November 23, 2005.
Workshop for Youth: “Cyberactivism: The Power of Social Change at Your Fingertips” Horizons of Friendship and Ontario Council for International Cooperation. Cobourg, ON, May 31, 2003.