Amigos y Amigas ! I am hosting an informal reception for a photo installation of images from the No Borders Camp this Thursday, May 1st at 8pm at the Revolution Cafe in San Francisco. Please forward, post and/or otherwise share this invitation with anyone interested in documentary photography or issues of immigration in the SF Bay Area. The exhibition will continue through the first half of May and is open to the public seven days a week during normal Revolution hours. Nos Vemos ?El Fotografo
Opening Thursday, May 1st in Solidarity with the National Immigrant Rights Marches
Reception and Film Screening 8pm – Midnight
+ No Borders Camp // Campamento Contra las Fronteras +
An Exhibition of the Artists and Activists Encampment on Both Sides of the Border
Documented by El Fotografo Clandestino in Calexico & Mexicali // November 2007
Showing April 25th – May 13th, 2008 at the Revolution Cafe in the Mission District
en San Francisco de California // 3248 22nd Street @ Bartlett // 9a – Midnight // Free !
In October 2007 artists and activists from the United States and Mexico met on both sides of the wall between Calexico and Mexicali to camp for five days and call into question the increased militarization of the border. Built off a movement founded in Europe, this was the first No Borders Camp to be held in North America and on two sides of an international border. The intention of the participants was to create an autonomous and unified encampment of peoples from two countries despite the physical, political, and mental barriers that divided them. Under continuous surveillance by border patrol agents for five days and nights, the campers organized and improvised workshops, conversations, direct actions, marches, memorials, murals, dances, and other experiences around, against, and atop the border as well as in the local communities, maquiladoras, port of entry, detention center and state cemetery where the bodies of unidentified migrants are buried. http://www.noborderscamp.org
Additional Information about the San Francisco March and Rally
San Francisco Workers United Without Borders – Amnesty for All
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
2 p.m. Rally at Dolores Park
3:30 p.m. March to Civic Center
5:00 p.m. Rally and Music at Civic Center
Through a peaceful, organized march in San Francisco and in several other major U.S. cities the organizers seek to resurrect the historical significance of May 1st in the international labor/worker struggle and to reignite the labor movement by integrating the current undocumented worker struggle of obtaining amnesty. The organizers believe this struggle is about worker rights, and should be incorporated into other social justice issues if we are to strive for a fairer and much more peaceful world.