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Migrant Justice: The Moral Issues and Economic Necessity

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Will Lambek from Migrant Justice talks to Vets for Peace about many of the issues of that migrants face. Vermont's Dairy Industry, in particular, is evolving to meet the needs of migrant workers through the work of Migrant Justice.

Contact Will Lambek at (802)-540-8370

The seeds of Migrant Justice were planted in 2009 after young dairy worker José Obeth Santiz Cruz was pulled into a mechanized gutter scraper and was strangled to death by his own clothing. This tragedy inspired the production of the documentary film Silenced Voices and led to the formation of a solidarity collective that partnered with farmworkers to gather the community to share food, discuss community problems, envision solutions and take collective action. From this process, members defined problems and created a human rights agenda. Migrant Justice has gained national attention for our cutting edge human rights organizing and our concrete victories.

Produced with facilities provided by Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).

Episode Number: 
187
Original Airdate: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

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