Sweatshop Worker from Tijuana to Speak at UH
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:41:42 PM
Timothy O'Brien, UH SAS Community Outreach announces:
On February 18 at 7pm in Cullen Auditorium on the University of Houston campus Students Against Sweatshops presents a film screening of Maquilapolis with special guest, Carmen Duran, principal cast member from Tijuana, Mexico. Carmen works the graveyard shift in one of Tijuana's maquiladoras, the multinationally-owned factories that came to Mexico for its cheap labor. Carmen takes a major television manufacturer to task for violating her labor rights. After the corporation cuts and runs leaving the worker's holding the bag Carmen organizes and fights back.
More information is available on the University of Houston Students Against Sweatshops website.