Tijuana Maquiladora Tour

02/04/2012 9:00 am
author: 
solidarity

Saturday, February 4, 9am to 3pm

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html#entry_requirements

All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file.

SCHEDULE (THERE MAY BE SLIGHT VARIATIONS FROM TOUR TO TOUR.)

9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border-bus station. We will walk together to cross the border gate and travel to our locations in Tijuana using chartered buses for transportation.

9:45 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border.

10:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo, Douglas Furniture, other maquiladoras: workers’ labor conditions, labor rights and struggles

NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won’t enter any factory.

11:00 am- Community Ejido Chilpancingo-Rio Alamar: industrialization, health, environment, urban development

11:30 pm- Metales y Derivados, a story of struggle and success for environmental justice

12:15 pm- Lunch

1:00 pm- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments

2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to http://www.ollincallicm.blogspot.com/

3:00 pm- Return to the Tijuana bus station

Donations
$30 regular, $20 students, $50 solidarity

Donations cover the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers’ organizations.

To reserve a place, please go to http://www.sdmaquila.org

If you prefer to use the postal system, or for more information, please contact:
Herb Shore: sdmaquila@cox.net, (619) 287-5535

Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, Colectivo Chilpancingo for Environmental Justice, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network, Environmental Health Coalition, and Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

Event Location: 
Maquiladoras de Tijuana