Free! Sweatshop speaker event Thursday Sept 25

On Thursday night at 7 pm we’re hosting two great speakers. It’s at Cullen Auditorium. We’re bringing in Juan Antonio Solís Magaña. a worker from Mexico. Here’s some information about Juan:

“I started to work in the maquiladora industry in 1993. Now I work at Key Safety System and actually I have three years and seven months working here. This company has been exploiting workers for long time; they treat us like slaves or robots, not like workers. We use chemicals without safety equipment. There are many irregularities in the company but thanks to the workers Coalition that we formed we are been accomplishing many things….” – Juan Antonio Solís Magaña.

Martha Ojeda, founder of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras will translate and facilitate and discuss the situation at the workers factory.

Here’s some information about Martha Ojeda: Martha has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Justice since 1996 and is responsible for overseeing and coordinating CJM programs, to apply the mission of the organization, to promote the work of the Coalition to increase its membership, and to raise consciousness about the realities of living and working conditions on the female and male maquiladora workers on the Mexican border by attending speaking engagements.

Check out their website here: Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

Come on out and bring a friend.

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