In order to challenge the isolation bred from globalization, ATCF's biggest strength has been the intimate relationships we have cultivated with those left behind by the globalizing economy, silenced by patriarchal structures and capitalist practices, and indentured by the U.S. free trade policies.   ATCF provides an opportunity for those on the U.S. side of the border to learn from the women organizing for justice in the maquiladoras of northern Mexico (Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s); women cooperative members in San Antonio, Texas (Fuerza Unida) who saw their jobs outsourced; and Indigenous women in Chiapas whose communal lands were stripped of protections as a result of NAFTA.  We want to highlight our long-term partnerships and transnational relationships.  

Fuerza Unida

Jolom Mayaetik

United Students Against Sweatshops - Local 18 (USAS)

In 1999, United Students Against Sweatshop members at UT Austin and members of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera met at a protest in front of the GAP store the human rights violations of GAP at the store on the drag.  Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

Texas State Employees Union

Women on the Border


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