Author/Activist is Featured Speaker at AFSC Benefit Dinner

David Bacon’s new book is The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

David Bacon, an author, photographer, and activist whose work focuses on labor and migration, will be the featured speaker at a September 14 benefit dinner for the American Friends Service Committee's New Hampshire Program, to be held at the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church. 

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For twenty years, Bacon was a labor organizer for the United Farm Workers and other unions in which immigrant workers made up a large percentage of the membership. He is now an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.

Bacon’s books include The Children of NAFTA, 2004, Communities Without Borders, 2006, and his newest, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, just published by Beacon Press.   He is active in The Dignity Campaign, a network of organizations and individuals who affirm the need for an immigration reform bill based on human and labor rights.

“With immigration on the Congressional agenda and two new trade deals in the works, David Bacon’s visit to New Hampshire couldn’t be more timely,” said Arnie Alpert, the Quaker organization’s New Hampshire coordinator.  

The event will feature a dinner with dishes donated by local restaurants or prepared by AFSC volunteers.  It will also include a silent auction of art, services, and other items donated by AFSC supporters.  

Doors open at 5:30 pm, with dinner served at 6 pm and the program at 7 pm.  Dessert and a book-signing will take place after the program. 

The suggested donation is sliding scale of $15 to $75 per person.  

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