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OUTREACH PARTNERS BASED IN MEXICO:
Women’s Rights Advocates / Promotoras por los Derechos de las Mujeres
The promotoras are the group of community activists/educators in Tijuana, Mexico who collaborated with the production team to create the film. These women met in training workshops at Casa de la Mujer/Grupo Factor X, a Tijuana women’s organization. Since the closing of Grupo Factor X in early 2004, some of the promotoras have formed this new group while others have gone on to work with other organizations.
Chilpancingo Collective for Environmental Justice / Colectivo Chilpancingo pro Justicia Ambiental
A Tijuana neighborhood organization in Tijuana that advocated for and is currently monitoring a local toxic clean up and promoting their right to a healthy and clean environment, safe working conditions, and human dignity.
CITTAC / Workers Information Center
The Workers Information Center (CITTAC) is a civil association of women and men of Baja California that promotes and supports workers' struggles, especially assembly plant workers, to improve their living and working conditions, to defend their human rights, particularly labor rights, and to create independent and democratic organizations.
OUTREACH PARTNERS BASED IN THE UNITED STATES:
Environmental Health Coalition
National City, CA
Environmental Health Coalition is a 25-year-old social and environmental justice non-profit organization with offices in San Diego and Tijuana. EHC organizes and advocates to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC works with low-income communities and communities of color on both sides of the border.
San Francisco, CA
Global Exchange is a membership based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. We do this by sending US people on Reality Tours, hosting and supporting speaking events, providing alternatives and organizing local and international campaigns.
Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network
Maquiladora Health & Safety Network is a volunteer network of occupational health and safety professionals who provide information, technical assistance and on-site instruction regarding workplace hazards in the 3,000 "maquiladora" (foreign-owned assembly) plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Our goal is to build the capacity of workers and their organizations to understand occupational health and safety issues and to be able to speak and act in their own name to protect their health and to exercise their rights.
SweatFree Communities supports and coordinates local campaigns for public and religious institutions to adopt "sweatfree" procurement policies that end public support for sweatshops and generate significant market demand for products made in humane conditions by workers who are paid living wages. Sweatfree campaigns succeed because they advance a positive agenda for worker justice and dignity and because they allow activists to organize for worker justice in their own communities where they know the political landscape and have direct access to decision makers.
Women's Edge Coalition
Women’s Edge Coalition is an advocacy coalition (currently, 43 members), based in Washington DC, that works to mold U.S. policy in the areas of international assistance and trade, to make them more responsive to the needs of poor women. Their targets for education and advocacy are the Congress and some of the executive branch entities (the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. A.I.D., etc.). They consult closely with women’s organizations around the world to develop and shape proposals to reflect their needs and views. Members of the Women's Edge Coalition include CARE, Bread for the World, Christian Children’s Fund, the Hunger Project, InterAction Commission on the Advancement of Women, Lutheran World Relief, Soroptimist International of the Americas, United Methodist Women and many other national groups, as well as some local groups.
(Outreach Advisory Organization)
Working Films, co-founded by veteran film festival curator and media educator Robert West and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and organizer Judith Helfand, is a nationally recognized activist-driven bridge between high quality documentary filmmaking and serious grassroots organizing. Now in our sixth year, our work supports efforts foreconomic, environmental and civil justice. We have fine-tuned an evolving process that respects and balances the narrative needs of filmmaking with the strategic needs of organizing initiatives.