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Chiapas Connection

This Powerpoint portrays a project between Fuerza Unida in San Antonio, Texas and Jolom Mayaetik in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

This project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture.

About Austin Tan Cerca

This video describes AFSC's work leading delegations to the Mexico-U.S. border. That program is called Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, or Austin So Close to the Border.

AFSC Austin Recognized for Fair Trade Work

AFSC volunteer Judith Rosenberg and AFSC Austin Program Coordinator Josefina Castillo received a recognition from Ten Thousand Villages (one of the invited fair trade cooperatives that participate in our annual Women & Fair Trade Sale) during an International Women’s Day celebration in their premises.

Judith and Josefina were awarded with a beautiful hand-made bronze pendant symbolizing the eucalyptus tree for their humanitarian service to the community.

Austin Ten Thousand Villages Award 3-10

Josefina Castillo receives Ten Thousand Villages award

Josefina Castillo (center), AFSC Austin Program Coordinator, accepts a humanitarian award from Ten Thousand Villages officials.

Austin Fair Trade Film Festival

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 12:00pm

Austin’s contribution to the international celebration of World Fair Trade Day.

Feel passionately about fair trade and social justice issues? Help us spread the word. You can help make this an Austin tradition!

An all day event featuring indoor and outdoor entertainment.

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera: Forging Relationships Across Borders

“A very appealing feature of the CFO philosophy is that they never impose an agenda on the workers, but instead respond to needs that workers articulate. They say ‘Always go to the workers with empty hands’—equivalent to our idiom of an open mind.” - Judith Rosenberg, Co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

AFSC-Austin has supported grassroots initiatives among workers, migrants and activists for over a decade.

Trade and Worker Rights

The Race to the Bottom

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