2013 Social Action Summer Institute
BorderLinks Experiential Trip Registration
June 17, 2013
Social Action Summer Institute
Monday, June 17th, 2013
Leader: 1 BorderLinks staff, 1 HEPAC staff
13 SASI Participants
8:30am Leave UA
10:00am Visit a maquiladora (Mexico side)
11:30am Tour the Industrial Park
12:30pm Lunch at HEPAC
1:30pm Chat with Jeannette Pazos, HEPAC Director
3:00pm Calculate the Market Basket Survey
4:00pm Leave for the U.S.
6:30pm Arrive at UA
*Please note: participants must have a valid passport and/or all necessary documentation for crossing the border in both directions
A Maquiladora is a US- or foreign-owned manufacturing plant most likely under the Border Industrialization or NAFTA program that uses Mexican labor to produce goods for export. Usually they operate under a free trade treaty meaning their taxes and tariffs are minimal. The industrial park is comprised of a group of maquiladoras.
HEPAC - El Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (HEPAC) is BorderLinks’ partner in Nogales, Sonora. El Hogar is a community center that offers adult education classes, a food security program for children, family education on nutrition and gardening, and is the home base for a Women’s Cooperative business venture.
The Market Basket Survey is a participatory activity that demonstrates the cost of living in Nogales, Sonora, and many border cities in comparison with the United States. It takes into account prices of goods and buying power.