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Tijuana Maquiladora Tour: April 5

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers'
conditions and struggles!

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into the U.S..
·         All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to get the Tour waiver.  

 Tour Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)
·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.
·      9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed.
·      9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers’ labor conditions, labor rights and struggles 

NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won’t enter any factory.
·      11:15 am- Metales y Derivados: maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization in Tijuana
·      12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world
·      12:45 pm- Lunch
·      1:15 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: Cooperativa Ollin Calli  
·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station


·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
·      Registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers’ organizations.
·      For tour registration go here:

Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

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