AF3IRM OC Podcast: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras”

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Orange County | Transnational Feminist Voices Podcast

First Episode: “Mujeres de Las Maquiladoras” March 1, 2016

As part of our commitment to transnational feminism, AF3IRM Orange County discusses the femicides of Ciudad Juarez that began with NAFTA’s exploitation of Mexican labor. We seek to empower the voices of women of color who have risked their lives to fight for Juarez’s victims of trafficking and sexual violence.

We are sharing this discussion with our community in support of AF3IRM’s Purple Rose Campaign – an international movement to stop the commodification of women and children’s bodies.

RESOURCE LIST FOR THIS EPISODE

Organizations

Madres y Familias Unidas por Nuestras Hijas (Mothers and Families United for our Daughters)

Women’s Roundtable of Ciudad Juarez

Mothers in Search of Justice

Red Mesa de Mujeres de Ciudad Juarez

Maquiladora Workers Support Fund (Go Fund Me) – to raise funds to pay for the school tuition of the children of currently striking maquiladora workers

https://www.gofundme.com/xfmzd3cs

 

Advocacy in Academia

The research of Dr. Julia Fragoso

The University of Texas at El Paso Women’s Studies Spring 2016 course “Indigenous Women of the Americas: Colonization and Femicide” taught by Professor Cemelli de Aztlan

 

Books

The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women by Diana Washington Valdez https://nacla.org/download-killing-fields-harvest-women (FREE PDF DOWNLOAD)

Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera edited by Alicia Gaspar de Alba with Georgina Guzman

Justice, Violence against Women and Resistance in the Borderlands by Kathleen Staudt and Diana Washington Valdez

Violence and Activism at the Border by Kathleen Staudt

 

News articles

http://www.texasobserver.org/femicide-in-juarez-is-not-a-myth/

http://derechoslatinamerica.com/2015/05/31/maquiladoras-misogyny-and-migration-exploring-femicide-in-ciudad-juarez/

https://fnsnews.nmsu.edu/the-silencing-of-womens-voices/

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