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Guelph hosts vigil to honour 11 victims of migrant worker van tragedy

Year after year, migrants without full status die in Ontario.The latest on this: the Hampstead crash


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Length: 0:10:43
Uploaded: 21 Feb, 2012

Recording Date: 13 Feb, 2012
Recording Location: Guelph, ON
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons Licence
Guelph hosts vigil to honour 11 victims of migrant worker van tragedy by MaryCarl Guiao is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Program Title: Guelph hosts vigil to honour 11 victims of migrant worker van tragedy
Description: On Monday, February 6th, a van carrying thirteen Peruvian farm workers as well as one farm worker from Nicaragua collided with a transport truck in Hampstead, outside Waterloo, Ontario. *Eleven lives were lost, including ten migrant farm workers and the driver of the truck.

Dozens of supporters paid their respects to the victims of the crash at the two vigils that took place in Guelph, Ontario on Monday, February 13th: one at the University of Guelph, the second at St. George's Square. The speakers made connections between violence against racialized immigrants from economically poor countries, the Canadian immigration system, and the subordination of racialized working-poor migrants. Alicja Grzadkowska interviewed the organizers of the vigils, an all-volunteer migrant worker advocacy group in Guelph called Fuerza/Puwersa, as well as speakers from the event.

Host(s): Alicja Grzadkowska
Featured Speakers/Guests: Pablo Godoy, National representative of United Food & Commercial Worker Canada Kerry Preibisch, Associate professor at the University of Guelph in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (specializing in international labour migration, global agro-food systems, and temporary migration programs.) Eduardo Huesca, Fuerza/Puwersa MaryCarl Guiao, Fuerza/Puwersa


Comments: *Nine of the 10 migrant farm workers were from Peru. They were: Cesar Augusto Sanchez-Palacios, 53, Corsino Jaramillo, 47, Jose Mercedes Valdiviezo-Taboa, 49, Fernando Valdiviezo, 24, David Blancas, Enrique Arturo Leon, 47, Lizardo Mario Abril, 48, Oscar Walter Compomanes Corzo, and Elvio Bravo-Suncion. The 10th worker killed was Juan Castillo of Nicaragua. Christopher Fulton, 38, of London, Ont., was the driver of truck in the crash.

Education > Policy
Politics > Activism
Health > Policy
Environment > Agriculture
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture > Racism
Regional > Canada > Ontario
Type: Interview

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