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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.

ATCF Launch Party and Fundraiser

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 8:00pm



Help us launch the new Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera with a party and fundraiser on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 8pm-2am at Momo’s. Music by Os Alquimistas and special guests. More acts to be announced soon. 


ATCF Delegation to Piedras Negras

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 8:30am - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:30pm

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Delegation to Piedras Negras, Mexico, October 8-10, 2010…

where we will meet maquiladora workers in their homes and communities, find out about current conditions of life and work and learn what strategies they are using to advocate for themselves.  Our Mexican partners, the Comité Fronterizo de Oberas/os (the CFO), continue to find innovative, often bold ways of organizing despite the intense anti-labor climate of Mexico—and the world—that they and we are facing.

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

The Best Thing About the U.S. Social Forum

By Judith Rosenberg

The best thing about US Social Forum is that for 5 days you don't consume news reports or media versions of reality.  You just look and listen around you and there is the news and there is reality - 15,000 vibrant, squirming people from all over the country, and beyond, packed into the giant Cobo Convention Center in Detroit and other hot spots around town.

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.

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.

ATCF delegation May 2010

Delegates from the May 2010 Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera delegation to the Me

Delegates from the May 2010 Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera delegation to the Mexico/U.S. border.

Mexican Mine and Metal Workers

This article exploring the connection between unionism in Mexico and the U.S. was written by Leslie Cunningham, a volunteer with the Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera program of AFSC in Austin. The piece was used as a reading for ATCF delegates who just went to the border on our May delegation.

Austin Newsletter May 2010

AFSC Austin newsletter, May 2010

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