2013 Social Action Summer Institute 

BorderLinks Experiential Trip Registration 

June 17, 2013 


Monday June 17, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM MST
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University of Arizona 
615 N. Park Ave
Tucson, AZ

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Adam Brown 
Roundtable Association 
202-635-2757 x 133 

Nogales 3


Social Action Summer Institute

Nogales III

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.