Ando Isamu SJ, Head of Migrant Desk (Jesuit Social center)
Tokyo Migrant Desk has received the following message concerning a special event to be held on July 22nd 2012 in Toronto (Canada) to remember so many migrant workers that have been killed or injured at work all over the world.
Those interested, please offer your encouragement and solidarity statements.
From: Chris Ramsaroop
To: Global day action
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:49:11 -0400
Subject: [gdaDec18] Re: requesting solidarity statement
My name is Chris Ramsaroop and I am an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) in Toronto, Canada. On July 22nd we will be having a vigil and march in Ontario Canada to remember migrant workers who have been killed or injured at work. Over six months ago 11 people including 9 migrant workers from Peru were killed in a car crash after leaving work. We are also highlighting this crash and the extreme obstacles that the survivors have had accessing medical treatment in Canada.
I am wondering if we can get a brief statement of solidarity from your organizations for our event. And also if you could send this out to other organizations who may also provide letters of support. The letter does not have to be long maybe a paragraph or a few sentences. Below is our call out and our organization website is
Tokyo, 20 July, 2012
TO: JUSTICIA FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
We have heard that you are going to hold a Vigil and march in Ontario (Canada) to remember all those migrant workers who have been killed or injured at work.
We want to join you in solidarity for this event, aware that this tragic situation is also happening in many countries around the world where migrant workers are left alone and without necessary medical and financial assistance.
We pray that we could be able to build societies where migrant workers and their children are respected and treated as human beings, children of God.
With special prayers for the families left behind by those people that were killed in the car accident after leaving work, over 6 months ago.