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As the dramatic immigration debate returns to the national stage with the President's new push to overhaul immigration policy, American photojournalist, David Bacon, and Mexican social activist, Juan Manuel Sandoval, come together from both sides of the border for a national speaking tour that moves beyond the debate to discuss roots causes and real reforms. Bacon and Sandoval will share firsthand accounts, years of analysis and vivid photographs of the immigrant experience with American communities bombarded by political rhetoric and little real information.
More and more Americans, tired of divisive politicking over immigration, are asking: Why are ever more Mexicans leaving home for a risky life abroad; why can't Mexico's government and economy produce opportunities at home for Mexican workers and farmers; and is immigration reform just a temporary band-aid? From their years compiling research, teaching and organizing on both sides of the border, Bacon and Sandoval are uniquely positioned to highlight the realities of immigrants here in the United States and of Mexicans still living in Mexico, and to shed light on these complex and controversial questions that are set to shape the futures of both countries.
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David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist on issues of labor, immigration and international trade. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, LA Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He also hosts a half-hour weekly radio show on labor, immigration and the global economy on KPFA-FM, and is a frequent guest on KQED-TV's This Week in Northern California. On the tour, he will share analysis and internationally exhibited photographs from his recently published photo-documentary books, The Children of NAFTA and Communities Without Borders. Recent work can be viewed on his website:
http://dbacon.igc.org/ also for More info on David Bacon & View current speaking engagements click here.
Juan Manuel Sandoval Born in Mexico City, Juan Manuel Sandoval is a leading social activist and academic in Mexico City who holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA. He is General Coordinator of the Permanent Seminar on Chicano and Border Studies in Mexico City, a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (USA). This tour is sponsored by international human rights organization Global Exchange, More info on Juan Sandoval & View Current Speaking Engagements click here.
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