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10/1 Who you callin’ illegal?

Posted by novoscene on September 30, 2008

In “Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants” author David Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Through interviews and on-the-spot reporting from both impoverished communities abroad and American immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods, Bacon shows how the United States’ trade and economic policies abroad, in seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, create conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion. In the U.S. and other developed countries, immigration raids and guest worker programs reinforce inequality, low wages and lack of rights for migrants.

Bacon is an award-winning labor journalist, photographer, immigrant-rights activist and former labor organizer. His lecture should shed light on the issue of immigration and his career in activism and media.-Kwan

“Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants”
2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
510.251-1332 ext. 102

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