March 11, 2008

Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm
The University of Texas at Austin
Calhoun 100

Movement for Justice in El Barrio (MJB) is a grassroots organization from New York City comprised primarily of Mexican immigrants. For the past three years, this 400-member tenant rights organization has successfully staved off the gentrification of East Harlem in New York City. MJB is coming to Austin, Texas to share their successes and discuss their organizing strategies including the new International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio (which SFA recently endorsed). To learn more about MJB, check out this profile for the May/June issue of Left Turn Magazine, "Urban Zapatismo in NYC."

This event is sponsored by the Chicana/o Latina /o Graduate Student Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan en Austin (MEChA), Student/Farmworker Alliance - ATX and others.