Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker

Latin@ Heritage Month presents.
Cross-Border Justice & the Migrant Worker
Speaker:  Cathleen Caron ’92, Founder – Global Workers Justice Alliance

OCT. 21 (Mon) – 6:30 PM                   Dinner available*

Paganucci Lounge

Register on DartBoard ( Select Upcoming Events and Register for Event by NOON on OCT. 18 (Fri)*

Migrant workers are often cheated of wages, fall prey to human trafficking schemes, are injured, and suffer other serious forms of exploitation. Although they face barriers when seeking justice while in the country of employment, it is much worse if they decide to return home. ‘Portable justice’ enables transnational migrants to access justice even after they have departed.

By empowering already existing organizations in the home countries to be resources to migrant workers, Global Workers is creating an efficient model for cross-border justice. Global Workers staff trains and supports members of the Global Workers Defenders Network, who are human rights advocates, to facilitate legal cases for migrant workers in partnership with advocates in the countries of employment.  Global Workers Justice Alliance has programs in the migrant sending countries of Mexico and Guatemala and in the United States as the country of employment.

Cathleen was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Ongoing Commitment from Dartmouth College and received the Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Award for Outstanding Public Advocacy from American University Washington College of Law. In 2010, the American Constitutional Society bestowed her the David Carliner Public Interest Award.

Sponsored by:  The Center for Professional Development & the Latino Advisory Council

Posted on October 9, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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