Film & Discussion: ASOTRECOL - The Struggle Against Transnationals in Colombia

When & Where
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
April 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Contact
coordinator@sanjosepeace.prg
408 297 2299

 

Since February 11, 2014, a group of inspiring autoworkers has been on hunger strike (consuming nothing but clear liquids) as part of a protest against General Motors’ inhumane treatment of employees at an assembly plant in Bogotá, Colombia. The injured workers who formed ASOTRECOL were severely injured at work, then illegally fired and left to a system rigged to deny workers’ comp.

The workers have peacefully protested, occupying tents in front of the US Embassy for almost 1,000 days and engaging in actions to bring the situation to the world’s attention.

Learn about their story and come to our Latin Film Night! We will be collecting funds to support injured workers who have been illegally fired from General Motors.

Presentation on history of transnationals in Latin America by Michelle Cordova, President of SJPJC and Writer for La Oferta Newspaper

$10 donation for food. We will also be passing the hat for donations to go to the injured workers of GM in Colombia