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David Bacon: "Children of NAFTA"

Friday, June 23, 2006
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Jean Piraino or Pam Sexton
Location Details:
Cabrillo College, Watsonville Annex, Forum Room

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Presents the second event in the 2006/07 series
Watsonville: Epicenter of Change

Children of NAFTA
A night exploring the issues and causes of immigration

Friday, June 23 at 7:00 pm
David Bacon, author of "Children of NAFTA"
Cabrillo College, Watsonville Annex, Forum Room
Please bring a pot luck item to share, if you are able

For more information, contact: Jean Piraino OR Pamela Sexton at psexton{a}

David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in San Francisco. His work covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics. He writes for The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, LA Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Guardian, among others. His book, The Children of NAFTA, was published in 2004.

He has been a documentary photographer for 15 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany.
He recently completed a photodocumentary project, Beyond Borders -- Transnational Working Communities, documenting communities and social movements created by migration from Mexico and Guatemala to the US, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.

For twenty years, Bacon was a labor organizer for unions in which immigrant workers made up a large percentage of the membership. Those include the United Farm Workers,
the United Electrical Workers, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers, the Molders Union and others. Those experiences gave him an insight into changing conditions in the workforce, the impact of the global economy and migration, and how these factors influence the struggle for workers rights.

Co-sponsors: Central Coast Workers Against War, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, National Lawyers Guild, Santa Cruz County American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Cruz County Immigration Project, Santa Cruz County United Nations Association, Santa Cruz Women's International League for Peace and Freedom,

As Watsonville goes, so goes California -- and beyond.

Our town is a draw for immigrants, known in Mexico as offering work in the fields.
Primarily an agricultural town that is 85% Latino,
we struggle with all the issues of legal and illegal immigration:
human rights, health, welfare, labor, racism, water, pesticide use,
education, sustainable living, housing, transportation, cost of living, etc.
Pajaro Valley WILPF will present events each month that are designed
to spark awareness and promote ways to take action on issues
that are at the heart of our town, our homes, and our families.

Watch for "El Inmigrante" coming in July...
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 13, 2006 7:23PM
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