Migrant Rights Film Festival

In these times of Covid19 global pandemic, migrants are the most affected. Canada has been recruiting migrant workers for over 120 years. Migrant workers were integral to the development of Canada. But also, Covid 19 exposed our dependency to migrant and immigrant labour. In March when seasonal agricultural workers were not allowed to come to Canada, Farmers and farm owners started to panic, aside from the farming, migrants pack fruits and vegetables, they work in meat plants and of course, grocery stores and restaurants. Covid has shown how Canada food security is dependent on migrant labour.

 

Between December 10 (International Human Rights Day) and December 18 (International Migrants Day), we will be having the Migrants Rights Film Festival. The Festival is a collaborative project of Migrante and AMexCal (Association of Mexicans in Calgary). The project is to highlight the stories of Migrants in Canada and honor the workers that provide food and services in our country.

This campaign aims to raise money for the operations of the two organizations that lead this project: Association of Mexicans in Calgary (AMexCal) and Migrante Alberta.

AMexCal is a non-for profit organizations that delivers supplies, winter gear, clothes, household items PPE, food and medical supplies to Seasonal Migrant Farmworkers all ovee Rural Alberta. We stand in solidarity and amplify the voices through advocacy, awareness campaigns and volunteer work. 


Migrante is a non-profit advocacy and self help organization. In Alberta, we address the immediate issues facing migrants and our compatriots. We provide assistance through referrals, advocate and campaign on migrants’ issues. We work closely with labour unions and community based organizations.

Help is continue our work this upcoming 2021!

Donations

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  • Ann Goldblatt 
    • $50 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 1 mo
  • Elaine Kalynchuk 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Marie Boti 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Vanesa Ortiz 
Organizer
Cochrane, AB
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