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Vulnerabilities of Female Migrant Farm Workers from Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada

What: A discussion led by Evelyn Encalada Grez, author of recent Labour Mobility policy brief, Vulnerabilities of female migrant farm workers from Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada.

The discussion will focus on the particular issues and challenges faced by female temporary migrant workers in Canada.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Where: FOCAL Board Room, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), 1 Nicholas St., Suite 720, Ottawa, Ontario

Who: Evelyn Encalada is a community organizer and researcher who was born in Chile and raised in Canada. She is completing a doctoral degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto. Evelyn is a founding member of Justicia for Migrant Workers, a political collective that has promoted the rights of migrant farm workers in Canada since 2001. Evelyn has worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras with the Central American Network in Solidarity with Women Maquila Workers and with the Workers Support Centre in Puebla, Mexico.

Please RSVP to Fatima Gardaad at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 613-562-0005 ext. 236 before Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Event Photos:

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FOCAL Program Manager Tania Shephard introduces Justicia for Migrant Workers Co-founder Evelyn Encalada Grez.
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Evelyn Encalada Grez presents to event participants.
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Evelyn Encalada Grez answers questions from event participants.



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