[act-ma] Mon 9/16, 7pm - JP Forum on Immigration, feat. David Bacon

Greg Buckland gregb at ips-dc.org
Fri Sep 6 14:26:59 PDT 2013

Hey Act-MA,

Great event on Monday 9/16 with author and activist David Bacon on
immigrants' rights. Join us!


Greg Buckland*
Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum


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**A Human Face on the Immigration Debate*

*Monday**, September 16th, 7 pm*

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and Our Planet*

*Español abajo <#140f4ee9fae88d29_spanish>.*

As the debate over immigration continues to polarize come hear about an
entirely different perspective on the issue - the migrant's.
The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration A Book talk
with award-winning photojournalist, author and immigrants' rights activist
David Bacon.

*Presented as part of JP Reads 2013 focus on immigration,
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*Monday,* *September 16th, 7pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St**
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 In *The Right to Stay
journalist David
the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon
shows how immigrant *communities are fighting back*—envisioning a world in
which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction, and
people are guaranteed the *“right to stay home.”* In addition to incisive
reporting, eleven narratives are included, giving readers the chance to
hear the voices of activists themselves, as they reflect on their
experiences, analyze the complexities of their realities, and affirm their
vision for a better world.

*This talk will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish
translation <#140f4ee9fae88d29_spanish>.*

"David Bacon's work reminds us that migration has a profound impact on the
places migrants leave from, just as surely as it does on the places they go
to. He argues persuasively that the right NOT to migrate cannot be divorced
from the immigrant rights. He fleshes that out with chilling stories about
the reality of NAFTA, what NAFTA has enabled multinational companies to do
in Mexico, and what that means for migration. The heart of David Bacon's
whole body of work is in human stories, and this book validates its ideas
with vivid testimony, in their own words, from those most affected.”

—John W. Wilhelm, President, UNITEHERE!

Interested in learning more before the event? Check out our
*Co-sponsors:* MataHari:
Eye of the Day<http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=9XIPZeIpjAZZlHVTwFatTQr%2BiKaaqWLo>and

Also, see these great organizations for more information or see how you can
*take action:* MIRA (Massachussetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy)
Community Change<http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=CrQRz09saRyZRmCpRbB51Qr%2BiKaaqWLo>,
Student Immigration
the Center
to Support Immigrant


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El Derecho de Permanecer en Casa: Como las Políticas Estadounidenses
Fomentan la inmigración Mejicana Una conversación con el celebrado
fotógrafo, periodista, autor y activista de derechos de inmigrantes  David
Bacon *Un parte de JP Reads 2013,
* Lunes 16 de Septiembre, 7pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot St (mapa)
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En *El Derecho de Permanecer en
el periodista David
*la historia de un movimiento* de resistencia en comunidades Mejicanas. *Bacon
muestra como comunidades de inmigrantes están luchando* – imaginando un
mundo en el que la inmigración no es fomentada por pobreza o destrucción
del medio ambiente, y todos tienen el “derecho de permanecer en casa.”
Además de ser un reporte agudo, este libro *incluye once historias que le
permiten al lector escuchar las voces de los activistas* mismos, quienes
reflexionan en sus experiencias, analizan las complejidades de sus
realidades y afirman sus visiones de un mundo mejor.

*Esta reunión será conducida en INGLES con traducción simultanea a ESPAÑOL.*

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