Thursday, September 27, 2012

[SDCPJ] Tijuana Maquiladora Tour--Tour Maaquilero 20 Oct

TIJUANA MAQUILADORA TOUR
(Para versión en español, por favor ver abajo)
Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers' conditions and struggles!
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012, 9 am to 3 pm
Important Notice:

Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: travel.state.gov (Click "International travel" and then "Mexico").


All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please read the attached file.


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 Furniture, other maquiladoras: workers' labor conditions, labor rights and struggles

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
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MAQUILADORAS  EN TIJUANA: UN RECORRIDO
Conoce las luchas y condiciones de trabajo de los y las trabajadoras de las maquilas
Sábado 20 de octubre, 2012, 9 am a 3 pm
Nota importante:
Ciudadanos de EUA necesitan pasaporte para regresar a EUA.
Ciudadanos de EUA tienen que leer la alerta del Departamento de Estado y firmar el waiver. Please see the alert in an attached file.
AGENDA DEL TOUR (PUEDE VARIAR UN POCO DE UNO A OTRO TOUR)
9:00 am en punto en San Ysidro o la entrada a Tijuana desde San Ysidro. Instrucciones en dónde juntarse serán proporcionadas posteriormente. Desde San Ysidro cruzaremos la frontera a pie para abordar un autobús particular que nos transportará en Tijuana. O también nos podemos reunir del lado de Tijuana en la estación de los taxis amarillos.
9:45 am- Visita a las cruces en la frontera: Más de 7,00 emigrantes han muerto tratando de cruzar la frontera.
10:30 am-  Parque Industrial de Otay: Sanyo, Douglas Furniture, otras maquiladoras: condiciones laborales, derechos laborales y luchas en las maquilas

NOTA: Visitaremos una zona industrial de Tijuana pero no entraremos a ninguna fábrica.
11:00 am- Comunidad Ejido Chilpancingo-Rio Alamar: industrialización, salud, medio ambiente y desarrollo humano
11:30 am- Metales y Derivados, una historia de lucha y éxito por justicia ambiental
12:15 pm- Lunch
1:00 pm- Dialogo con el grupo sobre la experiencia del tour; preguntas y comentarios
2:00 pm: Trabajadoras de Tijuana están organizando cooperativas que promueven una economía alternativa. Ellas traerán su producción al tour. Para saber desde antes sobre esas cooperativas, favor de visitar: http://ollincallicoop.blogspot.com/
3:00 pm- Regreso a la estación de autobuses amarillos de Tijuana
DONACIONES
Para reservar, favor de escribir a maquilatijuanasandiego@earthlink.net. O si prefiere, puede reservar en la página web (en inglés) at http://sdmaquila.org.
USA: $30 regular, $20 students, $50 solidarity
México: $20 regular, $10 estudiantes, algunas becas a estudiantes $5, gratis a trabajadoras/es
Las donaciones cubren el autobús, almuerzo y una donación a las organizaciones de trabajadoras
Invitan: Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, Colectivo Chilpancingo por Justicia Ambiental, Red de San Diego en Solidaridad con los y las Trabajadoras de las Maquiladoras, Coalicion pro Justicia Ambiental, Coalición Pro-Justicia en las Maquiladoras

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