ONLINE: Social Movements and Legal Mobilisation in Times of Crisis: Migrant Farm Worker Rights in Canada

ONLINE: Social Movements and Legal Mobilisation in Times of Crisis: Migrant Farm Worker Rights in Canada

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  12:30 - 2 p.m.
   Online (Off Campus)
Vasanthi Venkatesh

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected migrant farm workers. Former Hildebrand Fellow Vasanthi Venkatesh, a professor of law at the University of Windsor specializing in social movements and immigration, gives context to the crisis by showing how the pandemic has overlaid itself onto existing systemic racial discrimination against migrant farm workers embedded in law and policy. She also shows how migrant farm worker advocates have responded to the crisis by exposing the racial capitalism of the Canadian agricultural economy, using radical narratives to challenge these systems.