The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is the latest and largest of the free trade deals our government has negotiated. NAFTA was one of the early ones. These deals undermine the local country's ability to protect its own interests in the face of corporate interests, undermine environmental protections, undermine labor laws, and more. This flier breaks it all down.
"As a documentary photographer and journalist, I don't claim to be an unbiased observer. I'm on the side of immigrant workers and unions in the United States and share their struggle for rights and a decent life. I take the side of people in Mexico trying to find alternatives for democratic political change. If the work I do helps to strengthen these movements, it will have served a good purpose."
Kiado Cruz, of the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty, Oaxaca, Mexico
June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.
The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.
The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including: