ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Cultivating Justice: Recognizing and Respecting the Contributions of Migrant Farmworkers

Monday, November 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

This workshop will focus on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and on the struggles faced by migrant farmworkers who participate in it. It will include a comprehensive look at conditions reported by participants, and also examine systemic inequities such as ineligibility for regular EI benefits and the absence of a pathway to permanent residency. The workshop will also address how the organic farming industry is excellently situated to raise its voice in solidarity with SAWP participants, and how it can benefit from a more just and inclusive system. 

All Levels
Ballroom C