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In particular, The Students Against Migrant Exploitation, or The S.A.M.E, engage with youth on Migrant Worker Issues, an issue close to the heart of a group of students from Loyalist College.
This past December, The S.A.M.E. partnered with a group International Studies students from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, to host a documentary screening of “A Better Life”, a movie that follows a parents struggle as a migrant worker to create a better life for his child.
The event included students and a large number of community members who gathered at the college to watch the documentary and raise funds for a class trip to Mexico, with the purpose of doing volunteer work with a Human Rights Organization.
Some of the proceeds from the fundraiser were also dedicated to buying bicycles for migrant workers in Ontario. The event was a great success and engaged the college faculty and students alike in becoming involved and informed on the issue of migrant workers – a great way to end 2012!
To find out more about the stopping migrant exploitation, visit thesame.ca.
Belleville, Ont. – January 14, 2013 – Throughout the school year, The Students Against Migrant Exploitation build new partnerships, and launch new chapters with the goal of empowering students in getting involved with social justice issues.