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Maquilapolis: City of Factories (film and speaker)

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Date:
Friday, November 16, 2007
Time:
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Task Force on the Americas
Email:
Phone:
415-924-3227
Location Details:
First United Methodist Church (downstairs)
9 Ross Valley Drive (off Fourth St.)
San Rafael

7:00 doors open for mingling and fair trade shopping (artesania, coffee)

7:30 program begins

Maquiladoras are plants owned by transnational corporations which dominate the economy of the U.S.-Mexico border, employing over a million people. This heartfelt documentary was filmed in part by the workers themselves. We see the long and ultimately successful campaign by local activists to require the cleanup of an abandoned battery-recycling plant and are inspired by Carmen’s determination in waging a successful legal campaign to get severance pay owed workers after Sanyo’s closure of its Tijuana plant. A powerful look at the true human and environment cost behind many of the consumer items we take for granted here in the U.S.

With Guest Speaker, Myrna Santiago. Raised in Tijuana and currently head of the Women's Studies Department at St. Mary's College, Myrna teaches a course on Women in Latin America, with a focus on women in the maquiladoras

$7 - $10 donation. No one turned away. Sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas
Added to the calendar on Fri, Oct 26, 2007 11:55AM
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