The Mexican Crisis and Immigration

Host/Sponsor: 
Campaign for Peace and Democracy; PM Press
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Timeslot: 
Abstract: 
This panel will examine the relationship between neoliberalism, NAFTA, socio-economic devastation in Mexico and immigration. It will also look at the scapegoating of immigrants for the consequences of neoliberalism in the U.S. The panel will consist of two activists from Mexico and one each from the U.S. and Canada
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Richard
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Roman
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Socialist Project (Canada)
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Richard Roman is a member of Socialist Project (Canada) and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He is co- author of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America (PM and Fernwood, second expanded edition, 2015); expanded Spanish edition, La Gran Cazuela en América del Norte: Gran Capital, Trabajadores y Sindicatos en la época del TLCAN (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016).
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Edur
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Velasco Arregui
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana —Independent Union of Workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Edur Velasco Arregui is a former Secretary-General of SITUAM (Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana —Independent Union of Workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University], and a union activist. He is also a professor in the Department of Law at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and co-author of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America (PM and Fernwood, second expanded edition, 2015); expanded Spanish edition, La Gran Cazuela en América del Norte: Gran Capital, Trabajadores y Sindicatos en la época del TLCAN (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016).
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Andrés
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Barreda Marin
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Mexican chapter of the Permanent Tribunal of the People/Garante del Capítulo México del Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Andrés Barreda Marín is head of the Mexican chapter of the Permanent Tribunal of the People/Garante del Capítulo México del Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos. He is also a Professor in the Faculty of Economics of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Juan Carlos
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Ruíz
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
New York New Sanctuary Coalition
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Juan Carlos Ruiz is a theologian and organizer. He was the co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement back in May 2007 and co-founder of the New York New Sanctuary Coalition http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/. Since early on, he has organized and worked with the most affected migrant communities.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Richard
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Roman
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Socialist Project (Toronto)
 

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