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Book Event: David Bacon’s ‘Illegal People’

September 10, 2008 @ 10:00 pm - September 11, 2008 @ 12:00 am

For two decades photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. Please join this discussion of his new book, Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, which is based on interviews and reporting both from impoverished communities abroad and from immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods in the United States.

“[I]ncisive investigation . . . Bacon’s timely analysis is as cool and competent as his labor advocacy is unapologetic. In mapping the political economy of migration, with an unwavering eye on the rights and dignity of working people, Bacon offers an invaluable corrective to America’s hobbled discourse on immigration and a spur to genuine, creative action.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Illegal People documents how undocumented workers have become the world’s most exploited workforce—subject to raids and arrests, forced to work at low pay and under miserable conditions, and prevented from organizing on their own behalf. In this richly reported book, David Bacon makes a powerful case for the centrality of ‘illegals’—of all nationalities—in the global struggle for economic justice.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich

This Washington, DC book event is sponsored by the AFL-CIO, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Beacon Press.


September 10, 2008 @ 10:00 pm
September 11, 2008 @ 12:00 am
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AFL-CIO, Gompers Room
815 16th St. NW
Washington, DC United States
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