Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera is hosting an urgent bi-national forum on trade and migration along the Texas/Mexico border called When Walls Become Bridges. Join us for refreshments and conversations with maquiladora workers and members of the Comité Fronterizo de Obrerxs (Border Committee of Women Workers, or CFO), immigrant and labor rights organizers, and renowned Mexico City-based journalist/scholar, Laura Carlsen! Español abajo.
From the construction of a new border wall to the renegotiation of NAFTA, the US-Mexico border is the focus of many possible changes under the new US administration as well as increased tension between the US and one of Texas' biggest trading partners - Mexico. In order to broaden perspectives on these topics, Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), and the Gender & Sexuality Center are co-sponsoring a bi-national forum on April 27, 2017, to discuss how the future of trade under the new administration might impact citizens working on both sides of the border as well as assessing the relationship between trade and the flux of internal migration along the highly politicized southern border of the U.S. Refreshments provided. Check out the Facebook Event!
Moderator & Speakers include:
Julia Quiñonez – Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
Atanacio Martinez Luis - Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Laura Carlsen – Americas Program, Center for International Policy, Mexico D.F.
Elvia Rosales Arriola - Professor & E.D. of Women on the Border, Inc., Austin, Texas
Bob Cash – Texas Fair Trade Coalition, Austin, Texas
Alonzo René Mendoza, United We Dream, Austin, Texas
Juan Belman, University Leadership Initiative, Austin, Texas
Julia Quiñonez – Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, México
Elvia Rosales Arriola - Profesora y Directora de Mujeres en la Frontera, Austin, Texas
Laura Carlsen – Programa de las Américas, Centro de Política Internacional, México, D. F.
Alonzo René Mendoza - United We Dream, Austin, Texas
Juan Belman - University Leadership Initiative, Austin, Texas
Join Us! No falten!