Cooper Institute is holding an important event for the support of Migrant Workers in PEI and the Maritimes. Rights, Faith, and Policy: A Public Forum on Migrant Worker Issues will take place on Monday, March 27th, at 4pm at the PEI Farm Centre in Charlottetown: 420 University Avenue.
This event will bring together migrant workers, community organizations, faith groups, and provincial representatives to build capacity for action, policy, and solidarity on migrant worker rights.
The forum will begin with a panel discussion. Following the large group discussion, participants choose to participate in one of 3 concurrent streams. These streams address the 3 themes of the event:
- Provincial Policies: the role of Provincial policies for migrant worker rights
- Communities of Faith: Social Justice outreach with Migrant Workers – Hosted by KAIROS Canada
- Community Solidarity: the role of organizations and individuals.
The day will conclude with a presentation of the strategies and next steps determined by each group.
Pre-registration is required; this event is free to attend, and lunch and snacks will be provided. Transportation support is available for migrant workers who wish to attend. Funds for child and elder care are also available upon request.