Local and Global Perspectives on Contemporary Migrant Workers’ Struggles
Thursday March 24, 2016 | 1:00PM- 2:30PM | 626 Kaneff Tower
Aziz Choudry, McGill University
Mondli Hlatshwayo, University of Johannesburg
Evelyn Encalada, York University & Justicia for Migrant Workers
Join us for a panel discussion of local and global migrant labour organising in
the twenty-first century. Highlighting the changing nature of frontline
struggles against exploitation, speakers will discuss the ways in which migrant
workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting neoliberal immigration
measures and fighting against the precarious nature of jobs from both within
and outside of traditional forms of labour organizations.
Aziz Choudry is associate professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in
Education at McGill University, Montreal where he currently holds a Canada
Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production, and
visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the
University of Johannesburg.
Mondli Hlatshwayo is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Education Rights and
Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. His areas of research include
post-schooling, adult and youth education, workers’ education, xenophobia, trade
unions and social movements.
Evelyn Encalada Grez is an adjunct university professor, community organiser
and researcher. 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.