FoodShare Online Event for Children and Youth – Highlighting Migrant Farm Workers in Ontario

Join FoodShare on March 10th from 1pm-2pm as we dive deeper into the fight for migrant worker rights.

 

In partnership with Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW), we are excited to be hosting this panel as a part of the 2021 Great Big Crunch! This year, we’ll be highlighting Ontario’s Migrant Farmworkers and the vital and often under-appreciated role they play in our local food system. 
Geared towards students of all ages, this panel will give children and youth a chance to learn more about migrant worker rights and the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program from J4MW activists. 
Educators and parents, be sure to check out our Great Big Crunch toolkit here. It’s perfect for students young and old — let’s learn about migrant farmworkers together, folks! You can submit your students’ and kids’ questions for our panellists when you register for the panel discussion!

 

FoodShare is excited to welcome our speakers:

All of our panelists are engaged in migrant worker rights and activism work on the ground here in Ontario. They are each a member of J4MW, a volunteer-run political collective that fights for the rights of migrant farm workers.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jackson Tsang, a grade 12 student at Parkdale Collegiate Institute, where he is in his final year of the International Baccalaureate Program. Along with his work with Justice for Migrant Workers, he is currently an intern at the Green Neuroscience Lab. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and play chess. His future plans are to go to university in fall of 2021. 

Elizabeth Ha is a member of Justicia for Migrant Workers, a Vice-Chair of OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers and OFL Vice-President representing Workers of Colour. She is the mother of Nola and Ruby. She is a passionate human rights activist advocating for all workers and continues to fight for justice and equality everywhere.

Tracey-Ann is a former migrant worker who advocates for workers’ rights and migrant rights. She has been an active member of Justice for Migrant Workers for the past six years. Tracey-Ann has been active in the fight for justice for injured workers. She has also been active in community forums, panel discussions (George Brown College, Ryerson University, University of Ottawa) and conversations about the intersections of gender and migration.

Nicole Wall currently works as a Regional Representative for the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Much of her work has been focused on supporting unionized workers through mobilization, organizing, education and collective bargaining, as well as political action engagement. Nicole tries to apply an anti-oppression, decolonization, social justice and workers’ rights lens to all her work. She is the treasurer for Justice for Migrant Workers, a community-based collective working to stand in solidarity with migrant workers. She graduated from York University with a honours degree in Labour Studies. She formerly studied Community Development at Howard University in Washington, DC and is the proud mom of a 2-year-old and 11-year-old boy.

Join us on Zoom or FoodShare’s Facebook Live and REGISTER HERE (hot tip –be sure to submit your kids’ questions for our panellists when you register!)