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Sunday, June 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Co-Design Across Borders: Learning from Contratados.org

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Learn to build tools that remove borders – geographic, cultural, and technological – as barriers to communication. This session will be led by a team of migrant workers, advocates, and designers who co-designed Contratados.org, a transmedia project to help migrant workers defend their rights in the transnational labor recruitment and employment process. The team will share experiences and lead participants through hands-on, co-design activities. You will go home with new strategies to address challenges facing your community.


Alissa Escarce

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM)
Alissa is the Communications Coordinator at CDM, a binational workers’ rights organization based in Mexico. She creates content for Contratados.org, works with migrant communities to disseminate the tool, and collaborates with Radio Bilingüe on the series “Voy Contratado: Migrant Rights on Radio.”

Adarely Ponce Hernandez

Migrant Defense Committee
Adarely is a leader of the Migrant Defense Committee, a group of Mexican migrant workers who organize in their communities to defend their U.S. labor rights. She has worked in the U.S. with H-2B temporary work visas and has testified about her experiences before members of Congress and the press.

Aylwin Lo

Research Action Design (RAD)
Aylwin is a designer and developer who collaborates with political parties, unions, non-profits and businesses working for a more just world. A longtime labor rights advocate, he has worked and organized alongside migrant farmworkers and mobilized against abuses in sweatshops around the world.

Studio REV-

Studio REV
A non-profit art organization, Studio REV- (as in, to "rev" an engine) combines bold ideas and sound research to produce creative media that impacts the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and women. We create opportunities and meet the information needs of specific communities by involving them in codesigning tools that communicate complex issues. Working closely with our clients, we strive to spark the public imagination by creating... Read More →

Sunday June 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
McGregor: Room B