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PSA: Film Screening El Contrato + Q and A

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Facebook event here.

WHEN: Mon. Nov 2 @ 6:30PM

WHERE: St. George’s Round Church Hall (2221 Maitland St.)

Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary “El Contrato” (The Contract), directed by Min Sook Lee. This film follows the story of Teodoro and other migrant workers who come from Mexico to work in tomato greenhouses in Leamington, Ontario. We’ll also hear the story of Shavan, a father of three from Jamaica who’s been coming to Nova Scotia as a migrant farm worker for 8 years (through a pre-recorded interview). This will be followed by Q & A discussion.

Each year, approximately 2,000 migrant workers arrive in Nova Scotia to plant, harvest, and process agricultural crops and seafood products. Come find out about the realities faced by migrant workers in Nova Scotia. We’ll also discuss local advocacy efforts in solidarity with migrant workers and actions you can take to support.

This event is taking place as part of the Status For All Day of Action.

Physical distancing protocols will be in effect.

Hosted by: Migrant Worker Rights Working Group & Radical Imagination Project

Sponsored by: No one is illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk, Halifax Workers Action Centre and Global Afrikan Congress NS

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