February 17, 2014

Youth volunteers gear up for S.A.M.E. Awareness Tour

By Directions newsletter,
United Food and Commercial Workers

The countdown has started to the launch of the S.A.M.E. Awareness Tour 2014 — building on the success of the 2013 tour and outreach which energized more than 10,000 Ontario youth to defend human rights and fight for migrant worker justice.

Since it was founded four years ago, S.A.M.E. (Students Against Migrant Exploitation) has grown into Canada's leading student social justice movement to empower and engage youth on migrant worker and labour rights issues. The 2013 tour brought S.A.M.E. youth activists to more to 45 schools, colleges and universities across Southern Ontario.

The 2014 Tour launches on February 27 at York University and runs until the end of March. Throughout the five-week your tour which leads up to Farm Workers Awareness Week, S.A.M.E. youth volunteers will host seminars, music workshops, and art and multimedia activities at schools and campuses across Ontario to empower and inform youth on issues about migration and migrant workers.

Workshops at a number of Ontario schools, colleges and universities have already been booked, "for what's proven to be tremendous program to show youth they can make a difference in their school and in their community," says S.A.M.E. co-ordinator Pablo Godoy.

"The action-packed tour also gives youth volunteers a great opportunity to help with presentations, social media, videography, painting, musical performances, and much much more. We're building our team of volunteers now, so youth who are interested in getting involved in this amazing experience are encouraged to contact S.A.M.E. at info@thesame.ca."

If your campus or school also wants to book a spot on the S.A.M.E. Awareness Tour 2014 schedule, please contact info@thesame.ca.

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