Tijuana Maquiladora Tour


Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers’ conditions and struggles!
Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)
9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border. Direction to meet here will be provided later. 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 Furnit

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://ollincallicoop.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 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

About Kinsee Morlan

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