Maquiladora photo show

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Project: Maquiladora

Photographs by Pinar Istek

April 11- 18, 2008

Mandeville Annex Gallery

UCSD, La Jolla, CA

“Las maquiladoras me fasinan”

There is an obvious abuse of workers in Maquiladora Industrial Plants by foreign-owned companies, which built these industrial plants in Tijuana, Mexico, because of the cheap labor force. These companies mostly hire female workers who are easier to suppress in this patriarchal society. However, the problems that the workers encounter not only call into question women’s rights on labor rights, but the larger umbrella of human rights. In maquiladoras, there is a violation of human rights as it is stated in article 23, article 24, and article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this broader level, geography and nationality are not the focus, and thus, I, as a human being, am able to get in touch with the situation.

Reception: Monday, April 14, 6-8 pm

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 12-5 pm, Saturday 12-3 pm Closed Sunday

This exhibition is sponsored by a grant from UCRIA (University of California Institute for Research in the Arts).

More information: Pinar Istek

pinaristek@gmail.com

About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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