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.
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.
For more info or to request a registration form, write to: Judith Rosenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-494-8377.
From left: Cynthia Waide, Judith Rosenberg, Billy Yeats, Leticia Silva and Tom West at the Alamo Draft House Theater in Austin.
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.
Josefina Castillo (center), AFSC Austin Program Coordinator, accepts a humanitarian award from Ten Thousand Villages officials.
AFSC volunteer Judith Rosenberg and AFSC Austin Program Coordinator Josefina Castillo received a recognition from Ten Thousand Villages (one of the invited fair trade cooperatives that participate in our annual Women & Fair Trade Sale) during an International Women’s Day celebration in their premises.
Judith and Josefina were awarded with a beautiful hand-made bronze pendant symbolizing the eucalyptus tree for their humanitarian service to the community.
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