Meeting with colleagues from Oaxaca

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CSI Annex
720 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

You are invited to a meeting with colleagues from Oaxaca, April 12, CSI Annex, 7-9 pm

The Director of the Sociology Institute at UABJO, the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca, and two other sociologists from the Institute will be visiting Toronto in April to explore possible research collaboration with various academic and community groups.  One of the main areas of their and the Institute’s interests is rural development and migration.  This meeting will focus on migration and labour issues. There is a separate meeting focusing on mining/extractives.  If you are interested in that, please contact Judith Marshall

On April 12, the Global Labour Research Centre and CERLAC will host an informal meeting for interested faculty, graduate students and community groups. The meeting is open to researchers across York and from other universities.

The meeting will take place from 7-9 pm at the Center for Social Innovation Annex.  The address is 720 Bathurst, just south of Bloor.  (Take TTC to Bathurst station).  Please RSVP by April 11 to Camila Bonifaz:

Oaxaca is the poorest and most indigenous state in Mexico with a tremendous amount of out-migration to Mexico City, the agro-industrial enterprises of northern Mexico, and to the United States.

The three visitors – and their interests -- are as follows:

  • Ana Alvarado Juarez - current Director, works on migration, remittances and their social impact
  • Virginia Reyes– former Director, works on migration, rural communities and education
  • Karina Sánchez - works on Export Processing  Zones (one in the works
    for Salina Cruz, isthmus of Tehuantepec), coffee workers, food security, and environment)