maquiladora tour - justice without borders!
Saturday 14th July 2012 9:00AM (Saturday 14th July 2012 9:00AM)
Day Trip to Tijuana for Those Who Are Interested in Learning First-Hand about Current Social, Political, and Economic Issues Along the Mexican/US Border
Get your US passport ready and join us!
We're joining hands with Professor Enrique Dávalos from San Diego City College, the Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, the Colectivo Chilpancingo for Environmental Justice, the San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network, the Environmental Health Coalition in Chula Vista, and the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras in organizing a 1-day trip across the border in June!
NOTE: Maquiladoras are foreign-owned factories that operate right across the border with little government oversight.
Come to learn about a community's struggle against the uprooting of entire neighborhoods, the pollution caused by these factories, its many consequences, and their employees' working conditions.
9:00 AM Sharp! - San Ysidro/Tijuana trolley station. It's a 2-hour trip on the trolley from Santee Town Center. I recommend that you take the one leaving at 6:50AM. Get off the stop at Old Town Trolley Station at approximately 7:40 AM and take the 8AM Blue Line trolley to San Ysidro.
You may also carpool and park near the last trolley stop in San Ysidro.
We will walk together over the border bridge. Our chartered bus will be waiting for us at the yellow taxi parking lot in Tijuana.
9:45 AM - Visit to the crosses on the border wall.
10:30 AM - Visit to the Otay Industrial Park, to see Sanyo, Douglas Furniture, and other maquiladoras. NOTE: We will not be able to enter the factories.
11:00 AM - Visit to the Chilpancingo community and the Alamar River http://alamarsustentable.org
12:15 PM - Lunch on Avenida Revolucion (provided).
1:00 PM - Dialogue and reflections about the experience. There will be time for questions.
2:00 PM - Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts on the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to http://www.ollincallicm.blogspot.com/
3:00 PM - Bus returns to the border.
Donations: $30 regular, $20 students, $50 solidarity. Donations cover cost of the charter bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers’ organizations.
To reserve a place: Please go to www.sdmaquila.org