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Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
"There Are No Illegal People"(9/9/08)
02 Sep 2008
The Jamaica Plain Forum (http://www.jamaicaplainforum.org)
First Church in JP, UU
6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008, 7:00 p.m. FREE

David Bacon will share first-hand observations on how the United States' trade and economic policy sets off a domino effect which ends in high immigration rates. In seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, socioeconomic conditions are created that displace communities and set migration into motion. Trade policy and immigration are intimately linked, Bacon argues, and are, in fact, elements of a single economic system.
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"There Are No Illegal People" (9/9/08)
"There are no Illegal People" Lecture and discussion with David Bacon, photojournalist and author. .


David Bacon will share first-hand observations on how the United States' trade and economic policy sets off a domino effect which ends in high immigration rates. In seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, socioeconomic conditions are created that displace communities and set migration into motion. Trade policy and immigration are intimately linked, Bacon argues, and are, in fact, elements of a single economic system.

David powerfully traces the development of illegal status back to slavery and shows the human cost of treating the indispensable labor of millions of migrants—and the migrants themselves—as illegal. He also analyzes NAFTA's corporate tilt as a cause of displacement and migration from Mexico and shows how criminalizing immigrant labor benefits employers.

Award-winning photojournalist David Bacon spent thirty years as a labor organizer and immigrant rights activist. His articles appear in The Nation, American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Bacon hosts a weekly radio show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California

David's new book "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants" will be available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public

This event cosponsored by: The JPNDC, MIRA Coalition, CSIO, Beacon Press, and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Books sold by Rhythm and Muse
See also:
http://www.jamaicaplainforum.org

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