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March 12, 2024

No One is Disposable: On Migration, Class, and Capitalism in Canada

Event Date: March 12, 2024
Event Location: 118 St. John's College
Event Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba, hosted Mostafa Henaway (Immigrant Workers Centre – Montreal) for a lecture titled No One is Disposable: On Migration, Capitalism, and Class in Canada on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 6:00 pm in 118 St. John’s College, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

Henaway, a Canadian-born Egyptian, is a long-time community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal, where he has been organizing for justice for immigrant/migrant workers for over two decades. He is also a researcher and PhD candidate at Concordia University. In his new book, Essential Work, DisposableWorkers: Migration, Capitalism and Class, he examines “the massive expansion of precarious work under neoliberalism and how migrant workers are challenging the conditions of their hyper-exploitation through struggles for worker rights and justice.” 

Resources

To learn more, check out “Migrant Justice and Human Rights: A Resource Guide” by Angela Ciceron.

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April 02, 2024

Migrant Reproductive Justice: Perinatal and abortion care with precarious immigration status with Lindsay Larios, PhD

Event Date: April 02, 2024
Event Location: 108 St. John's College
Event Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Please join the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) as we host Dr. Lindsay Larios, University of Manitoba, for a seminar titled “Migrant Reproductive Justice: Perinatal and abortion care with precarious immigration status” on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 2:30 pm in 108 St. John’s College.

Artwork featuring pregnant person sitting holding their belly, held up by the hands of others.
Artwork: Marne Grahlman

Dr. Lindsay Larios is an interdisciplinary critical policy researcher and assistant professor of social work at the University of Manitoba. She studies citizenship and immigration in the Canadian context, in particular, as it intersects with family and reproductive politics and policies. Her most recent work focuses on the politics of pregnancy and childbirth and precarious migration as an issue of reproductive justice.  

This seminar is a part of our annual Critical Conversations seminar series. This year, the seminar series will focus on the CHRR’s research theme Reproductive and Bodily Justice and will explore histories of the body, reproduction, and care in Canada and beyond.

Resources

Watch a recording of Dr. Larios’ lecture.

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March 08, 2024

Coffee & a Chat with Dr. Lisa Smith

Event Date: March 08, 2024
Event Location: 2:00 PM
Event Time: 409 Tier Building

In honour of International Women’s Day, the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) is holding an event titled “Politics.PERIOD.” on menstrual equity and justice on Friday, March 8. Later in the day, students are invited for coffee and chat with Dr. Lisa Smith (Douglas College) at 2 pm in 409 Tier Building. This informal gathering is open to all and will be of interest to students and faculty involved in reproductive justice, menstrual justice, and community-engaged sociology.

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March 13, 2024

Coffee & a Chat with Mostafa Henaway

Event Date: March 13, 2024
Event Location: 108 St. John's College
Event Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Students and those interested about migrant worker’s rights and organizing are encouraged to attend a casual coffee and chat with Mostafa Henaway on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 am in 108 St. John’s College. Coffee and snacks will be available.

Henaway, a Canadian-born Egyptian, is a long-time community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal, where he has been organizing for justice for immigrant/migrant workers for over two decades. He is also a researcher and PhD candidate at Concordia University. In his new book, Essential Work, Disposable Workers: Migration, Capitalism and Class, he examines “the massive expansion of precarious work under neoliberalism and how migrant workers are challenging the conditions of their hyper-exploitation through struggles for worker rights and justice.” 

For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca.

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March 19, 2024

Coffee & a Chat with Dr. Ethel Tungohan

Event Date: March 19, 2024
Event Location: 111 St. John's College
Event Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Students and those interested in migrant activism, immigration, feminism and critical race theory, and social movements are invited to attend a casual Coffee and Chat with Ethel Tungohan, PhD, on Tuesday, March 19th at 1:00pm CST in 111 St. John’s College. Light refreshments will be available.

Ethel Tungohan is a Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism and an Associate Professor of Politics at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her book, “Care Activism: Migrant Domestic Workers, Communities of Care, and Movement Building,” won the National Women’s Studies Association First Book Prize. Her research looks at social movements, immigration policy, social and public policy, and Canadian and comparative politics.

For more information, contact the CHRR at chrrman@umanitoba.ca

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March 19, 2024

Care Activism in Canada: Migrant Domestic Workers, Dissident Friendships and Decolonial Care

Event Date: March 19, 2024
Event Location: 108 St. John's College
Event Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

With Ethel Tungohan, PhD, in conversation with Diwa Marcelino, Migrante Manitoba

In collaboration with the Global College – University of Winnipeg, please join the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) at the University of Manitoba as we host Dr. Ethel Tungohan (York University) for a seminar titled Care Activism in Canada: Migrant Domestic Workers, Dissident Friendships and Decolonial Care on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 2:30 pm in 108 St. John’s College, University of Manitoba – Fort Garry Campus. Dr. Tungohan will be joined by and will be in conversation with Migrante Manitoba representative and community organizer Diwa Marcelino.

Over 2,000 participants protested at last year’s annual No One Is Illegal! May Day march in Toronto, including these woman who work as live-in caregivers and organize with Migrante Ontario. Image: MaryCarl Guido, Briarpatch.

Ethel Tungohan is a Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism and an Associate Professor of Politics at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her book, “Care Activism: Migrant Domestic Workers, Communities of Care, and Movement Building,”, won the National Women’s Studies Association First Book Prize. Her research looks at social movements, immigration policy, social and public policy, and Canadian and comparative politics.

Diwa Marcelino is a community organizer with Migrante Manitoba, a grassroots organization advancing the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos within the framework of peoples’ struggle for democracy, justice & peace in the Philippines. Migrante Manitoba is a founding member of Health Care for All Manitoba, an alliance advocating for expanded public health care coverage to include all residents of Manitoba regardless of status. During the Freedom Convoy occupations in 2022, he became the national project manager for the Community Solidarity Project, a civil society response to rise of the politics of division and hate. He is also a founding member of Community Solidarity Manitoba. He is also the vice-chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a grassroots organization challenging corporate power and advocating for people, the planet and our democracy. He is also a steering committee member of KAIROS, an ecumenical organization promoting ecological justice and human rights. 

This seminar is a part of our annual Critical Conversations seminar series. This year, the seminar series will focus on the CHRR’s research theme Reproductive and Bodily Justice and will explore histories of the body, reproduction, and care in Canada and beyond.

Resources

Watch a recording of Dr. Tungohan and Diwa Marcelino in conversation.

Poster image for event with Ethel Tungohan

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March 12, 2024

"The crying need for Indian foster homes": Indigenous Women Challenge State Child Welfare Practices with Sarah Nickel, PhD.

Event Date: March 12, 2024
Event Location: 543-544 University Centre
Event Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) hosted a seminar titled “The crying need for Indian foster homes”: Indigenous Women Challenge State Child Welfare Practices with Dr. Sarah Nickel (UAlberta) on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 2:30 pm in 543-544 UMSU University Centre.

Image from 1980 of the Indigenous Child Caravan
Indian Child Caravan, 1980 – ICC 1 10480 UBCIC archives

Sarah Nickel is Tk’emlúpsemc, French Canadian, and Ukrainian, and an associate professor of History at the University of Alberta. Her work focuses on twentieth century Indigenous politics and the gendered nature of political work drawing on community- engaged methodologies. Her first book, Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs was published in 2019 with UBC Press and won the Canadian Historical Association’s prize for Best Book in Indigenous History in 2020. Sarah’s second monograph, Active Women: Indigenous Women’s Social and Political Work in Kanata’s West will be published with the University of Toronto Press in late 2024.

This seminar is a part of our annual Critical Conversations seminar series. This year, the seminar series will focus on the CHRR’s research theme Reproductive and Bodily Justice and will explore histories of the body, reproduction, and care in Canada and beyond.

Resources

Watch a recording of Dr. Nickel’s lecture.

Listen to a podcast with Dr. Tungohan as part of UMFM’s Turning Pages Series.

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February 06, 2024

Bridging the disconnect between the criminal legal system and the reproductive justice movement with Martha Paynter, PhD

Event Date: February 06, 2024
Event Location: 108 St. John's College
Event Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

On Tuesday, February 6th, the Centre for Human Rights Research and the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund was honoured to host a seminar entitled Bridging the disconnect between the criminal legal system and the reproductive justice movement with Dr. Martha Paynter.

Graphic with individuals standing outside prison fences laughing, smiling, hugging, and holding children.
Artwork: Julia Hutt

Dr. Martha Paynter is Director of Nursing Research with the Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART)-UBC and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick, where her clinical teaching and research focus on the intersection of reproductive health and the criminal justice system. She is the Affiliate Scientist for the ROSE Clinic (Reproductive Options and Services), and the founder, director of research, and past chair of Wellness Within: An Organization for Health and Justice, the only organization in Canada dedicated to advancing reproductive justice for people experiencing criminalization. She is the author of Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada, which was published in Spring 2022 by Fernwood Publishing.

This seminar is a part of CHRR’s Critical Conversations seminar series. This year, the seminar series will focus on the CHRR’s research theme Reproductive and Bodily Justice and will explore histories of the body, reproduction, and care in Canada and beyond.

Resources

Listen to a podcast with Dr. Martha Paynter, as part of the Human Rights Hub “Humans, On Rights” series.

Poster for upcoming event with Martha Paynter. At the top of the poster is an image by Julia Hutt, with artwork of women and children outside prison gates. The women are laughing and hugging, and holding their children.

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March 08, 2024

Politics.PERIOD.

Event Date: March 08, 2024
Event Location: 225 Architecture 2 building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
Event Time: 10:30 - 12:30 pm

A Panel on Menstrual Equity & Justice in Honour of International Women’s Day


The Centre for Human Rights Research alongside the University of Manitoba Women’s Centre were thrilled to host an event in honour of International Women’s Day.

Politics. PERIOD. included tabling from student groups and community organizations including:

  • KLINIC
  • Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC)
  • West Central Women’s Resource Centre
  • Rainbow Pride Centre
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Queer & Trans Graduate Student Group
  • Healthy U.

Safer Sex Supplies from SERC

Dr. Jen Gunter opened the event, sharing a few words from her new book “Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation,” followed by a panel discussion entitled Politics.PERIOD. Panelists included:

  • Christine Cyr, Associate Vice-President (Indigenous) – Students, Community and Cultural Integration, University of Manitoba 
  • Jelynn Dela Cruz, MLA Radisson
  • Victoria Romero, Research Assistant “Period Poverty and Equity, On Campus and Beyond” 
  • Dr. Lisa Smith, Coordinator of the Menstrual Cycle Research Group at Douglas College.
Group of individuals together in front of artwork
Politics.PERIOD 2024

We were thrilled to collaborate with the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Architecture. This event was made possible by funding, in part, from the University of Manitoba Strategic Initiatives Support Fund.

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May 28, 2024

Water + Climate Justice: Advancing intersectional approaches

Event Date: May 28, 2024
Event Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Event Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM CDT

CHRR is pleased to support “Water and Climate Justice: Advancing intersectional approaches.” The free public event will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024, in the MTS Classrooms at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Elder Charlotte Nolin, Elder in Residence, Ongomiizwin, University of Manitoba will open the event. Dr. Nicole J. Wilson will chair the event. Panelists include:

  • Elder Sherry Copenace, Ojibways of Onigaming, University of Manitoba
  • Aimée Craft, University of Ottawa
  • Colleen James, Carcross/Tagish First Nation
  • Deborah McGregor, York University
  • Megan Mills-Novoa, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sameer H. Shah, University of Washington.
Aerial view of the Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers in Treaty 1 with a green overlay
The Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers

For information on getting to the CMHR, please click here! ASL interpretation will be available. Should you have any additional accessibility needs, please contact chrrman@umanitoba.ca.

The event is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and partners including the Centre for Human Rights Research, Decolonizing Water, HWISE-RCN, Program on Water Governance, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

Aerial view of the Forks of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers in Treaty 1 with a green overlay

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