[act-ma] Tues: "There Are No Illegal People" FREE Talk with David Bacon (9/9)

Jamaica Plain Forum jamaicaplainforumsarah at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 10:23:15 PDT 2008

"There are no Illegal People" Lecture and discussion with David Bacon,
photojournalist and author. .

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.

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

Sarah Schwartz Sax
Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
Assistant to Chuck Collins

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