Join us for a forum discussing the causes and realities behind the new border crisis!
Our panelists include: Dawn Paley: The accalimed author of Drug War Capitalism has been reporting from South America, Central America, and Mexico for over ten years. She chronicles how terror is used as a weapon against local populations to facilitate policy changes that benefit the transnational corportations and investors, particularly in the extractive industries like pretroleum and mining. Her current investigations focus on Mexico's disappeared. Velia Marrujo de Luna: Administrator for the Comite Fronterizo de Obrer@s (CFO) and facilitator of their Health and Empowerement workshops.Montserrat Garibay: Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas AFL-CIO. She focuses on public education, workers' rights and immigration. Gus Bova: Reports on immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and grassroots movements for the Texas Observer. He formerly worked at Casa Marianella, a local shelter for asylum-seekers and refugees. Sulma Franco: Sanctuary and Immigration Organizer for Grassroots Leadership. An immigrant from Guatemala, she also works for GL's Detention Center Program. Who we are:Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera is a non-profit organization that raises awareness about conditions of social and economic injustice along the Texas/Mexico border particularly as they affect displaced and disenfranchised communities and supports community-driven resistance to injustice through transnational solidarity and fair trade. We believe that our environment, our communities and human dignity are sacred and must be respected in the movement for social justice. Visit us at www.atcf.org to learn more!Thanks to our Sponsors & Community Supporters:Texas AFL-CIO, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT