Green Sunday (5/13): David Bacon on “Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home”

Green Sunday (5/13):  Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home   
Tonight’s presentation looks at the sources of migration to the U.S. and the displacement of communities by neoliberal economics and military intervention.  Then it presents the criminalization of migrants in the U.S. as part of that same system, and asks who benefits from it.  Finally, it talks about the resistance to immigration raids, the fight for the right to not migrate, and the alternatives to forced migration and criminalization.
David Bacon is a California-based writer and photographer.  He was a factory worker and union organizer for two decades with the United Farm Workers, the United Electrical Workers and other unions, and has been documenting the lives of farm workers through photographs and journalism since 1988. His latest book is In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte, copublished by the University of California Press (Berkeley) and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Tijuana), which documents the lives of farm workers in photographs and narratives.

WHEN:  Sunday, May 13th, 5:00 pm

WHERE:  Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.