A public conversation that explores BONE CAGE in the context of Alberta, focusing on the experiences and issues of Alberta workers in our natural resource industries.

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time: 4:00pm (following the 1:30 PM matinee of BONE CAGE)

Location: La Cité Francophone Theatre (8627 91 Street)


Ricardo Acuña- Moderator

Executive Director at Parkland Institute

Ricardo is the Executive Director of the Parkland Institute, Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta – a position he has held since May 2002.  Previous to that he worked for nine years as Projects Coordinator for Change for Children Association, an Alberta-based international development organization working in Latin America. He has a degree in Political Science and History from the University of Alberta, and has over 20 years experience as a volunteer, staffer and consultant for various non-government and non-profit organizations around the province. Ricardo is a regular speaker to students, teachers, and community groups around Alberta. He has spoken extensively and written on energy policy, democracy, privatization and the Alberta economy.  He is a regular media commentator on public policy issues, and writes a regular column for Vue Weekly in Edmonton.

Mike Hudema-Panelist

Community Activist for Greenpeace

Mike is a Canadian activist who has worked for advocacy organizations including Greenpeace, Global Exchange, the University of Alberta Students’ Union, and the Ruckus Society. He is best known for his work opposing the development of the Alberta tar sands and reliance on fossil fuels in general, but has also engaged in civil liberties and student activism. He is also the published author of a book on direct action tactics.

Ethel Tungohan-Panelist

Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta

Ethel Tungohan is the Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science. She received her doctoral degree in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Her current research looks at national and transnational activist pursuits of migrant domestic workers.  She is a passionate advocate of socially engaged research and is currently engaged in a SSHRC funded community-based research project, in partnership with Gabriela Ontario, York University, and Ryerson University, examining women’s experiences transitioning beyond the Live-In Caregiver Program in Canada.  Her research interests include: Labour Migration, Migration and Global Diaspora Studies, Public Policy, Canadian Politics, and Intersectionality Analysis. In addition to her academic work, Ethel is a community activist and an immigration correspondent for