S.A.M.E. opens Newcomer Youth Conference in Toronto


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Toronto – May 15, 2015 – Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.) recently opened up the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Newcomer Youth Conference in Toronto, delivering a message of migrant worker rights and how art can be used for social change in society.

More than 300 students from various high schools in the Greater Toronto Area were in attendance as the S.A.M.E. group kicked off the conference with a special performance and an interactive presentation on the power of using artistic expression as a means for social justice.

Throughout the day of the conference, students participated in workshops conducted by S.A.M.E. and community allies that brought awareness to the problem of migrant worker exploitation.

"S.A.M.E. and LAWS have been working together for over three years now," says S.A.M.E. co-ordinator Pablo Godoy. "These are two great student movements working together, expressing the need for the protection of migrant workers under the law."

The LAWS program is an innovative partnership between York University's Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the Toronto District School Board. The program is designed to support, guide and motivate high school students.

Since its launch in 2009, S.A.M.E. has grown into Canada's leading student movement aimed at educating youth on migrant worker and labour rights issues. For more information on S.A.M.E., visit their website.