Episode 5

Migrant Farm Labour and Building the Solidarity we Need

Release Date: July 10, 2022

In this fifth episode,

we offer a deep exploration of the multi-faceted migrant farm labour crisis. Kit Andres, from the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, offers insight into the unstable foundation of our current agricultural system due to lack of access to permanent residency and work permits that tie workers to their employers. Farming is skilled labour, so policy and treatment of workers should reflect that. Tune in to learn more about how we can work together to uplift migrant workers and build a stronger food system!

Learn more about migrant farm labour and migrant rights!

As always, a huge thank you to the National Farmers Foundation (NFF)

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Who Will Feed Us Podcast Guest: Kit Andres

Kit Andres — Guest

Kit is a 3rd generation white settler in the Niagara region of Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. As someone with citizenship status, they are united with their migrant, refugee, and undocumented neighbours to win full and permanent immigration status for all. Kit is a farmworker organizer with Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, which serves as secretariat for the Migrant Rights Network, the country's largest migrant-led coalition.

Who Will Feed Us Host: Madeline Marmor

Madeline Marmor — Co-Host

Maddie is a landless farmer born in downtown Toronto. She has been farming for the past 7 years on farms throughout Ontario and has grown food on the current and traditional lands of the Houdensaunee, Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk, Mississauga, Odawa, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, Petun, Saugeene - Ojibiway nations.Over the years she has come to recognize the privilege and political significance of farming on stolen land, knowledge which has informed her dedication to food sovereignty and agroecology. She is a member of the National Farmers Union and sits on the Climate Justice collective for the international social movement La Via Campesina.