Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: April 22

Tuesday, April 22 Earth Day

12:45-2:10 p.m.  V101

Plastic Paradise:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Filmmaker, Angela Sun

Thousand miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is one of the most remote places on earth.  And yet it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents.  Journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun spent eight years on a personal journal to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Q & A with the filmmaker will follow the 57-minute documentary.

Winner Docuwest Festival – Best of Fest (2013)
Winner Wild & Scenic Film Festival Jury Award (2014)

Maquiladora Tour: April 5

Tijuana Maquiladora Tour
Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers'
conditions and struggles!

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

Important Notice:

·         Citizens returning from Mexico should present an U.S. passport. (Otherwise, they need an official ID, birth certificate, and waiting in line when returning to the U.S. for a period of time to be decided by the border gate officer.) More information: the U.S. State Dept. web site: US Citizens - Documents needed for entry into the U.S..
·         All tour participants must read the US travel alert to Mexico and sign the tour waiver. Please click here to get the Tour waiver.  

 Tour Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.)
·      9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro. Additional information about the meeting place will be provided.
·      9:15 am- The crosses at the border: More than 7,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border since 1994, when NAFTA was imposed.
·      9:30 am- Otay Industrial Park, Sanyo and other maquiladoras: workers’ labor conditions, labor rights and struggles 

NOTE: We will visit the Tijuana industrial area but won’t enter any factory.
·      11:15 am- Metales y Derivados: maquiladoras, distorted urban development and wild industrialization in Tijuana
·      12:00 pm- Foxconn: the largest maquiladora in both Tijuana and the world
·      12:45 pm- Lunch
·      1:15 pm:- Group dialogue about the experience; time for questions and comments
·      2:00 pm- Working women in Tijuana are organizing artisan cooperatives and promoting an alternative economy. They will bring their handcrafts to the tour. To learn in advance about these cooperatives, please go to: Cooperativa Ollin Calli  
·      3:00 pm- Return to the bus station


·      $30 regular, $20 students, $ 50 solidarity
·      Registration covers the bus, lunch, and a donation to the workers’ organizations.
·      For tour registration go here:

Sponsored by Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana, San Diego Maquiladora Workers' Solidarity Network and the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras