Abstract: In 1971, President Richard Nixon named drug abuse as “public enemy number one” in the United States. Since that time, an explicit “War on Drugs” has dominated the political imagination of the United States. Since declaring a War on Drugs, domestic incarceration rates have exploded, particularly in the African-American and Latino populations. Politicians such […]
Life and Death on the Border: 1910-1920
Exhibit at Bob Bullock Texas History Museum will open with a Symposium.
Thursday January 21, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
The Bullock is located at 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin.
The exhibit examines a pivotal period in Texas history. Rare artifacts, photographs, court documents, newspapers, and eyewitness accounts provide perspective on a little known […]
The Dignity and Justice Maquiladora:
A Dream on Hold
**Dr. Judith Rosenberg, January 2012
One July morning in 2001, I was snooping around the offices of the Comité Fronterizo de Obreras/os in Piedras Negras. I was teaching English to the workers’ children and waiting for the class to arrive. In a small back room, which housed a […]
Organizers must be prepared to interact with officials of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s rules for visitors.
Below are relevant documents:
ICE:DHS STAKEHOLDER PROCEDURES
ICE:DHS TOUR NOTIFICATION FLYER
ICE:DHS VISITOR CODE OF CONDUCT
Delegates met face to face with about three detainees at one time. ICE allowed a total of 90 minutes. Over 85 persons had signed up to meet with the group. To preserve anonymity and privacy detainees’ names are not identified. A detainee’s name appears as an initial. The first name in red is the name […]
SUMMARY NOTES OF VISIT TO PEARSALL FACILITY, MAY 16, 2014
(One component of a delegation experience entitled The Journey of an Immigrant, Co-produced for May 2014 by Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Inc. and Women on the Border, Inc.
Date of Tour: May 16, 2014.
(The following information is based on the notes of Whitney Devin, […]
The Maquiladora Industry
Q. What is a Maquiladora?
A. Assembly factories that are usually owned by U.S. based multinational corporations (MNCS) to produce and export a variety of household electrical, technological and automotive parts and supplies for export and consumption in the U.S. market and elsewhere. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) foreign investing companies may employ Mexican […]
Julia Monarrez Fragoso published a critical study on the murders in Ciudad Juarez as a manifestation of “femicide,” i.e., anti-woman, or gender based homicides.
The article, Serial Sexual Femicide in Ciudad Juarez: 1993-2001 is available in English and Spanish.
Women on the Border Board Member Donna Blevins opens Austin Tan Cerca’s new Indiegogo Quinceañera Solidarity Campaign with a powerful appeal. She talks about Tan Cerca’s annual commitment to send $6,000 to fund an organizer with the Comité Fronterizo Obrera working for social justice in the maquiladoras (foreign-owned factories) at the Mexican border. The work of the CFO informs […]
Women & Fair Trade Festival
November 21 & 22, 2015, Austin, Texas
Women on the Border joins our sister organization Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera in celebrating the 12th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival. Join us for community, fun, and fair trade crafts from around the world. Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014 […]