Thursday, February 14, 2008

March 12 - Film on Migrant Workers

OPIRG, the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty (PCAP), and the KWIC Food Issues Working Group invite you to a free screening of the new documentary film:

LOS MEXICANOS: Le Combat de Patricia Pérez (2007)

751 George Street North at Parkhill

Everyone is welcome. The lecture hall is wheelchair accessible.

Film Description: Sometimes we ignore the exploitation of workers on our own doorstep. In 2006, nearly 4,000 Latin Americans and West Indians came to Quebec to work on farms. The men, most of them Mexican, fill Canada's labour needs under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). Isolated by geography and language, they work in conditions that are hard to imagine. Patricia Pérez is founder of a support group for migrant workers that is funded by the Quebec chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). She helps as many as she can, informing them of their rights and organizing union drives. Her fight will not be easy.

A discussion with Lincoln Ellis from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) will follow the film.

Vist or call 741-1208 for more information.