The First Annual Dr. Kerry Preibisch Global Social Justice and Migration Lecture

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Wilfred Laurier University


From the International Migration Research Centre (Waterloo, ON):

The first annual Dr. Kerry Preibisch Global Social Justice and Migration Lecture 

Dear Affiliates, Associates, and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the first lecture of the annual Dr. Kerry Preibisch Global Social Justice and Migration Lecture Series organized by the International Migration Research Centre. 

Dr. Kerry Preibisch was a prolific scholar in the area of social justice and migration, who died of cancer in January, 2016, at the height of her career. The intention of this annual memorial lecture will be to add to the myriad ways that scholars and students can keep her research and vision of promoting migrants’ human rights alive into the future. Invited speakers must bring a global social justice perspective to their lecture pertaining to migration, and are encouraged to engage directly with Kerry’s work.

Our first lecturer will be Dr. Janet McLaughlin, an Assistant Professor of Health Studies and a Research Associate with the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University. For over a decade her research, community work and scholarship have focused on health and human rights issues facing migrant workers, primarily from Jamaica and Mexico, who labour in Canadian agriculture. Dr. McLaughlin is also co-founder of the Migrant Workers Health Project, which aims to raise awareness and improve health care access for migrant workers across the country. 

This year’s lecture will be taking place on March 31st; further details on time, location, and registration for this event will be made available on social media and email in the coming week. We encourage all to attend.

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