Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera
Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF) Education Coordinator Jamie Connatser describes the annual delegations to the US/Mexico organized by the nonprofit group to bring awareness to the living and working conditions of maquiladoras, the resilient women workers at foreign-owned low-wage factories on Mexican soil. ATCF is hosting a webinar on maquiladora organizers in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1 at noon. To register for the “Trabajadoras de la Maquila”/”Women Maquiladora Workers” webinar, click on the RSVP button at the bottom of this web page.
Realizing that Latinas were missing a space in Central Texas to build community over political and social issues, La Política founders decided to build such a space themselves. In Touch Interviews talks with La Política Co-Founder Diana Gómez about the support, networking, and resource-sharing that happens at gatherings of La Política participants, who energize Latinas to share their voices and perspectives on diverse issues in Central Texas and to empower one another to make changes that benefit the whole community.