The Kitchen of Las Patronas presents the remarkable journeys made on the “The Beast”, a train route through Mexico, where some of the region’s most vulnerable migrants perch perilously on top of freight carriages for days. The tracks pass by the town of La Patrona in Southern Mexico, where a group of women have taken it upon themselves to provide fresh meals to those on the move. Initially acting purely out of compassion for the migrants, Las Patronas come to discover more about themselves, their rights, and their role as women.
Please join us for the screening of this film, followed by a panel discussion.
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About the organizer
The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) mission is to create platforms for debate, research, policy analysis, community engagement, and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at global, national, regional and local scales. The IMRC develops and sponsors high-quality research linkages with scholars and students, and shares the implications of this research with non-governmental and governmental actors and representatives from across Canada and around the world. The IMRC is based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.