Film presentation: 2 Revolución
Wednesday, November 7th 4:00pm, Nat Taylor Cinema Ross Building, York University
Featured Speakers: Evelyn Encalada Grez, Researcher and Community Organizer (CERLAC) and Paul Bocking, the film’s director
The standard story about NAFTA is that it took jobs from Canadian and American workers and sent them to Mexico. But free trade’s impact on Mexico has proved to be even worse for Mexican workers, their families, and their communities.
On the hundredth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and bicentenary of Mexican Independence, we speak with community leaders, factory workers, educators, union activists, and advocates for migrant justice to explore how Mexico has been affected by neoliberal policies and economics, and to examine the grassroots social movements that seek to promote social justice across borders.