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Migrant Dreams : A Film by Min Sook Lee

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Balsillie School of International Affairs: Multipurpose Room

67 Erb Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2

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Second Annual Dr. Kerry Prebish Global Social Justice and Migration Event

Migrant Dreams: A Film by Min Sook Lee

A Movie Night Event Hosted by the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC)

This event is the second annual Dr. Kerry Preibisch Global Social Justice and Migration Lecture Series organized by the International Migration Research Centre. Dr. Kerry Preibisch was a prolific scholar in the area of social justice and migration, who died of cancer in January, 2016, at the height of her career. The intention of this annual memorial lecture/event will be to add to the myriad ways that scholars and students can keep her research and vision of promoting migrants’ human rights alive into the future. Invited speakers must bring a global social justice perspective to their lecture pertaining to migration, and are encouraged to engage directly with Kerry’s work.

A powerful feature documentary by multiple award-winning director Min Sook Lee (El Contrato, Hogtown, Tiger Spirit) and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Herman’s House), tells the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer. ...

Migrant Dreams exposes the underbelly of the Canadian government labour program that has built a system designed to empower brokers and growers to exploit, dehumanize and deceive migrant workers who have virtually no access to support or information in their own language. Workers willing to pay exorbitant fees to work at minimum wage jobs packing the fruits and vegetables we eat in our homes. Migrant workers who deserve basic labour and human rights. Canada it seems, has failed them.

Read more here: http://www.migrantdreams.ca/synopsis/ Press Kit: http://www.migrantdreams.ca/newsandpresskit/

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Free parking is available in the rear of the building, off Father David Bauer Drive. The entrance to the building is located off Erb Street West, and is connected to the parking lot via a walkway on the east side of the building.

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