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Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Featured on "People United"

A community radio station in Austin recently featured an interview with Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg regarding Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border). ATCF will become an independent organization on September 30, 2010.

Organizing for Social Justice

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:30pm

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Marchers proclaim "Another World is Possible" at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in D

Marchers proclaim "Another World is Possible" at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit.

Were you at the U.S. Social Forum?  Do you wish you had been?

Organizing for Social Justice: A report back from the USSF with a labor perspective

In June, thousands of social justice activists met at the US Social Forum in Detroit to discuss, plan, and organize the struggle for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186 will host a gathering to hear reports from Austinites who attended this important and inspiring event.

Those making reports include:

Interview with Josefina Castillo

Democracy Now! Cobertura Especial: Foro Social de Estados Unidos 2010

EE.UU./México: Experiencias alternativas en zona de maquilas

Publicado el 24 de junio de 2010

Austinites Explore Fair Trade Through Film

The Austin Fair Trade Film Festival was held at the Alamo Drafthouse South on Saturday, May 8 2010. This was an all-day event featuring indoor and outdoor entertainment. The inside film festival featured 3 documentary films followed by panel discussions. One of the films was “Maquilapolis: City of Factories” with a pre-show of Austin Tan Cerca's four-minute promotional video. Josefina Castillo, AFSC Austin Program Coordinator, participated in the panel discussion that followed.

Austin Fair Trade Film Festival

Austin Fair Trade Film Festival

From left: Cynthia Waide, Judith Rosenberg, Billy Yeats, Leticia Silva and Tom West at the Alamo Draft House Theater in Austin.

Chiapas Connection

This Powerpoint portrays a project between Fuerza Unida in San Antonio, Texas and Jolom Mayaetik in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

This project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture.

About Austin Tan Cerca

This video describes AFSC's work leading delegations to the Mexico-U.S. border. That program is called Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, or Austin So Close to the Border.

Austin Maquiladora visits

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF) organizes quarterly delegations to visit maquiladora workers and communities along the Mexico-U.S. border. The Comité Fronterizo de Obreras (CFO: Border Committee of Women Workers) hosts each group’s visit, enabling U.S. delegates to meet with workers who are defending human rights, justice and dignity in a harsh labor environment.

The quarterly delegations rotate between five border cities: Ciudad Acuña, Piedras Negras, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, and Ciudad Juárez.

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