S.A.M.E. BUILDS NEW PARTNERSHIP AT LOYALIST COLLEGE

Belleville, Ont. – January, 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.

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 of 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.

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