Growing Worker Power: Innovative Organizing Across the Food System

SFU’s School for International Studies invites you to join us in honouring the engaged scholarship of the late SFU alumna Kerry Preibisch. We are hosting a full-day symposium with research and stories of hope on how precarious workers in agriculture, food processing and restaurants have struggled for workplace power through creative forms of collective organizing.

Click here to read more about Dr. Preibisch’s work.

Saturday, March 18th, 9am-4pm

Room 2270, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories.

Presenters include:

  • Adriana Paz Ramirez/Justice for Migrant Workers, Fight for $15
  • Anthony Peeples/Restaurant Opportunities Center United Chicago
  • Rebecca Fuentes & Kathleen Sexsmith, Worker Justice Center of New York/Workers’ Center of Central New York/Cornell University
  • Amy Coplen/Portland State University
  • Geraldina Polanco/University of Waterloo
  • Robyn Bunn/Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture Okanagan
  • Jill Bucklaschuk, University of Guelph
  • Kendra Strauss, Simon Fraser University

Organized by Anelyse Weiler (Sociology, University of Toronto) and Gerardo Otero (International Studies and Sociology, Simon Fraser University)

Generously supported by SFU Latin American Studies, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, UBC Latin American Studies, SFU Labour Studies, and Institute for the Humanities at SFU.


Free and open to the public | Free coffee and snacks

Click here to register on Eventbrite by March 15

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