Mexico Solidarity Network Presents: "Ciudad Juarez: the Other Side of Globalization"

Published Jimmy - Wed, 03/23/2011 - 8:53pm

Faced with an unfathomable increase in violence and a hard-hitting economic crisis, Ciudad Juárez and other cities along the border are struggling to survive. During the "Ciudad Juárez: The Other Side of Globalization" speaking tour Verónica Leyva will discuss the grassroots struggle at the border to confront militarization, violence against women, increased internal migration, and the ties between the narco conflict and free trade. Verónica Leyva is a grassroots organizer in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. She spent ten years working in the maquiladora industry, and has been organizing in her community for fifteen years conducting workshops on worker's and women's rights as well as participating in the struggle for justice for the victims of the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. Veronica has worked with various organizations in civil society struggling to change the overall living conditions in her community, and was most recently working with CETLAC (Centro de Estudios y Taller Laboral), until joining the MSN team.

The presentation will be in Spanish with English translation provided by Corry Banton. Corry Banton is a member of the Boston Interpreters Collective and a former intern with the Mexico Solidarity Network Study Abroad program. This will be Corry's seventh speaking tour with MSN and her third with Veronica. Corry is an immigrant rights activist and educator in the Boston area.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated