¡Campesinas se Levantan Contra la Violencia en la Frontera!

Border Agricultural Workers Project,
La Mujer Obrera,
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
&
One Billion Rising

Presentan

LEVANTAMIENTO ARTISTICO
En la Frontera de El Paso

Viernes, 5 de Julio DE LAS 5 PM a las 10 PM (NUEVO HORARIO)

Border Agricultural Workers Project

201 E 9th Ave. El Paso, Texas 79901

¡LLAMANDO A TODXS LXS ARTISTAS! Trae tu música, poesía, batería, palabras, pasión, teatro, indignación y amor. Únete a lxs artistas de El Paso y de todo el país para una representación artística en la frontera de El Paso.

Defiende la libertad, la dignidad y los derechos de los inmigrantes y solicitantes de asilo. Pongamos fin a la inhumanidad diabólica en los centros de detención y exige libertad, justicia y trato humano para todos aquellos que buscan seguridad y una mejor forma de vida. Apoya a los grupos de primera línea que están haciendo el trabajo urgente en el terreno

¡Aparece! ¡Haz arte! Haz ruido!

Juntxs, nos levantaremos contra la violencia sistémica y la negación de los derechos humanos que experimentan la comunidad inmigrante. RESISTIMOS a los gobiernos e instituciones que crean y apoyan condiciones inhumanas de detención. Nos UNIMOS en nuestra demanda de que estos campamentos se cierren y que lxs niñxs se reúnan con sus padres, el derecho humano más fundamental y básico.

¿QUIERES UNIRTE?

ARTISTAS: Si estás interesado en actuar, envía un correo electrónico a RSVP@vday.org.

A LOS ASISTENTES: Para asistir, visita nuestra página de Eventbrite.

Los artistas y activistas que asisten incluyen: la escritora Denise Chavez , Alixa Garcia de Climbing PoeTree, Poet Laureate de Texas Carrie Fountain, dramaturgo Eve Ensler, periodista / organizadora Rosa Clemente, dramaturgo y fundadora de The Trevor Project James Lecesne, Gabriel Mendez, Kelly Curry de Code Pink, periodista fotográfica Paula J. Allen, cantante Michaela Harrison, artista Sekou Luke, dramaturgo Kirk Lynn,Border Agricultural Workers Project , La Mujer Obrera, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, One Billion Rising, Jennifer Nagda de Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Roya Adjory y Shari Rezai.

Unámonos en nuestra demanda de que se cierren estos campamentos y que los niños se reúnan con sus padres, el derecho humano más fundamental y básico.

#ThisIsAnArtisticUprising
#CloseTheConcentrationCamps
#RiseInSolidarity
#FamiliesBelongTogether
#ImmigrantsAndRefugeesWelcomeHere

Seis menores han muerto mientras estaban detenidxs. Muchos otros están encerrados en condiciones de inmundicia, privados incluso de agua y jabón. Oscar Alberto Martínez estaba agarrando a su hija de dos años, Valeria, cuando ambos se ahogaron. Más de diez mil refugiados, y las cifras aumentan todos los días, han sido obligados a México a valerse por sí mismos en circunstancias extremadamente peligrosas porque nuestro presidente ha declarado que "no hay más espacio". Esto tiene que parar. Socava nuestros valores y nuestra humanidad.

A medida que AUMENTAMOS en El Paso, AUMENTAMOS en solidaridad con todos los refugiados que enfrentan desplazamientos debido a injusticia política, social y ambiental. En la actualidad, hay 70 millones de personas desplazadas en el mundo que viven lejos de sus hogares y, a menudo, en condiciones de vida inseguras e imposibles.

Farmworker women, artists, and more rise up for asylum-seekers and migrants!

Border Agricultural Workers Project,
La Mujer Obrera,
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
&
One Billion Rising

Present an
ARTISTIC UPRISING
At the El Paso Border

Friday, July 5
5 PM – 10 PM (NEW TIME!)
Border Agricultural Workers Project
201 E 9th Ave
El Paso, Texas 79901

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Bring your music, poetry, drums, words, passion, theatre, outrage, and love. Join artists from El Paso & around the country for an ARTISTIC UPRISING at the El Paso border.

Stand up for freedom, dignity, and the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. End the diabolical inhumanity in detention centers and demand freedom, justice, and humane treatment for all those seeking safety and a better way of life. Support the front line groups who are doing the urgent work on the ground.

Show up!
Make art!
Make noise!

Together, we will RISE against the systemic violence and denial of human rights that immigrants and refugees experience. We RESIST the governments and institutions that create and support inhumane conditions of detention. We UNITE in our demand that these camps be closed, and that children be reunited with their parents – the most fundamental and basic human right.

JOIN US as we RISE at the El Paso border.

WANT TO RISE WITH US?
ARTISTS: If you are interested in performing, email RSVP@vday.org
ATTENDEES: To attend, please go to our Eventbrite page

Artists and activists attending include: writer Denise Chavez, Alixa Garcia of Climbing PoeTree, Poet Laureate of Texas Carrie Fountain, playwright Eve Ensler, journalist/organizer Rosa Clemente, playwright and Founder of The Trevor Project James Lecesne, Gabriel Mendez, Kelly Curry of Code Pink, photojournalist Paula J. Allen, singer Michaela Harrison, artist Sekou Luke, playwright Kirk Lynn, Border Agricultural Workers Project, La Mujer Obrera, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, One Billion Rising, Jennifer Nagda of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Roya Adjory and Shari Rezai. List in formation, more artists joining.

Let’s UNITE in our demand that these camps be closed, and that children be reunited with their parents – the most fundamental and basic human right.

#ThisIsAnArtisticUprising
#CloseTheConcentrationCamps
#RiseInSolidarity
#FamiliesBelongTogether
#ImmigrantsAndRefugeesWelcomeHere

Six children have died while in detention. Many others are locked up in filthy conditions, deprived even of soap and water. Oscar Alberto Martínez was clutching his two-year-old daughter, Valeria, when they both drowned. More than ten thousand refugees – and the numbers are climbing everyday – have been forced back to Mexico to fend for themselves in extremely dangerous circumstances because our President has declared "there is no more room." This has to stop. It undermines our values and our humanity.

As we RISE in El Paso, we RISE in solidarity with all refugees who face displacement due to political, social, and environmental injustice. There are 70 million displaced people in the world today, living away from their homes and often in unsafe and impossible living conditions.

700,000 Female Farmworkers Say They Stand With Hollywood Actors Against Sexual Assault

Published by Time Magazine on November 10, 2017 at http://time.com/5018813/farmworkers-solidarity-hollywood-sexual-assault/

In the lead up to “The Take Back the Workplace” march in Los Angeles on Nov. 12, Latina farmworkers have written a letter of solidarity to the brave women and men in Hollywood who have come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The upcoming event is organized by the Feminist Majority Foundation, Civican, and We for She. It aims to shed more light on instances of sexual harassment in the workplace and call out those who commit it, allow it and help cover it up.

Dear Sisters,

We write on behalf of the approximately 700,000 women who work in the agricultural fields and packing sheds across the United States. For the past several weeks we have watched and listened with sadness as we have learned of the actors, models and other individuals who have come forward to speak out about the gender based violence they’ve experienced at the hands of bosses, coworkers and other powerful people in the entertainment industry. We wish that we could say we’re shocked to learn that this is such a pervasive problem in your industry. Sadly, we’re not surprised because it’s a reality we know far too well. Countless farmworker women across our country suffer in silence because of the widespread sexual harassment and assault that they face at work.

We do not work under bright stage lights or on the big screen. We work in the shadows of society in isolated fields and packinghouses that are out of sight and out of mind for most people in this country. Your job feeds souls, fills hearts and spreads joy. Our job nourishes the nation with the fruits, vegetables and other crops that we plant, pick and pack.

Even though we work in very different environments, we share a common experience of being preyed upon by individuals who have the power to hire, fire, blacklist and otherwise threaten our economic, physical and emotional security. Like you, there are few positions available to us and reporting any kind of harm or injustice committed against us doesn’t seem like a viable option. Complaining about anything — even sexual harassment — seems unthinkable because too much is at risk, including the ability to feed our families and preserve our reputations.

We understand the hurt, confusion, isolation and betrayal that you might feel. We also carry shame and fear resulting from this violence. It sits on our backs like oppressive weights. But, deep in our hearts we know that it is not our fault. The only people at fault are the individuals who choose to abuse their power to harass, threaten and harm us, like they have harmed you.

In these moments of despair, and as you cope with scrutiny and criticism because you have bravely chosen to speak out against the harrowing acts that were committed against you, please know that you’re not alone. We believe and stand with you.

In solidarity,

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is an organization comprised of current and former farmworker women, along with women who hail from farmworker families.