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OCTOBER 2011
Introducing
Wounded Border/ Frontera Herida Readings on the Tijuana/San Diego Region and Beyond
Edited by Justin Ackers Chacón and Enrique Davalos

168 Pages, 5 ½" x 8 ½" ISBN 9780983783701 Retail $13.95 Wounded Border/Frontera Herida contains cuttingedge research and analysis of the important issues emerging from the U.S.-Mexico Border region today. Taking a bi-national and bilingual approach, the book captures the multiple voices and experiences of scholars, researchers, and community-based activists residing on both sides of the international boundary. It offers a unique and essential narrative from a region that both intertwines and divides nations and peoples.
“[Astute scholars] have not only studied, but given voice to those subjected to the inhumane conditions created by an imaginary boundary…. Each contributor combines historical context and analysis with fascinating narratives that deepen our understanding…” —Virginia Escalante, Pulitzer Prize recipient, Los Angeles Times

Wounded Border/ Frontera Herida CONTENTS Introduction 1. Equality and Rights for All Workers David Bacon 2. Ley Arizona Mexicana Victor Clark 3. Immigrant Rights, Borders, and the Labor Movement: A Future to Win Belinda C. Lum and Thomas E. Reifer 4. Undocumented Immigrant Women in the Midwest: The Struggles to Elvira Arellano and Flor Crisóstomo Maura I. Toro-Morn and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez 5. Irrecuperable Border Subjects: Imprisoned Latina Migrants and the Added Difficulties of Accessing Parole Martha Escobar 6. Voices from Juárez: La Llorona Sharon Allen 7. Duality and the U.S. – Mexico Border Justin Ackers-Chacón 8. Saving Friendship Park: A History of the San Diego Coalition Friends of Friendship Park Jill Holslin 9. Maquiladoras and the Chemical Invasion: The Alamar River and Meales and Derivados, Tijuana Pedro F. Quijada 10. How Do Our Trade Policies Force People to Migrate? David Schmidt

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Upcoming Events

October 2011

Saturday, October 29th, 9:30 am, Story of the American West Book Signing
Carol Sletten and Eric Kramer, the authors of Story of the American West: Legends of Arizona, will be signing their story of the West at Barnes and Noble at the Gateway Shopping Center in Prescott, AZ. (Barnes & Noble - Prescott Gateway, 3250-302 Gateway Blvd, Prescott, AZ, 86303 (928) 443-8574).
November 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Story of the American West Presentation
Carol Sletten and Eric Kramer, the authors of Story of the American West: Legends of Arizona, will be guest speakers at the White Mountain Audubon Society at the PinetopLakeside Town Council Chamber. (Town Hall-1360 N Niels Hansen Ln.,Lakeside, AZ,85204, (928) 368-8696).

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm, San Diego's Judge Mayor Signing
Former Mayor of San Diego Judge Dick Murphy discusses his time as mayor and signs his new book San Diego's Judge Mayor. (Mission Valley Public Library-2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego, CA,(858) 573-5007).

Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 pm, The Story of Borrego Valley’s Metal Sculptures and Its Artist
The Imperial Valley Gem and Mineral Society will hold its November educational program at 7:00pm Wednesday, November 2nd in the Gem and Mineral Building at the Imperial Valley Expo. Public Invited for FREE event. The program, presented by author Diana Lindsay, is based on her newly published book Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist. (Imperial Valley Expo - 200 E 2nd, Imperial, California (760) 344-9394).

November 16, 2:00 pm, Chasing a Dream in the Galápagos
Join Bette Blaydes Pegas, author of Chasing A Dream In The Galapagos: A Personal Evolution, who will be doing a book talk and slide presentation for the Ramona Friends of the Library. ( Ramona Community Library-- 1275 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065).

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm, The Story of Borrego Valley’s Metal Sculptures and Its Accidental Artist
Join the Anza-Borrego Foundation for a lecture from author Diana Lindsay on her latest book, Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist. The author will relate the story of how Ricardo Breceda became the artist of the stunning sculptures in Borrego Valley. A $5 donation is suggested. (Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center-590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA (760) 767-4275). A book signing with the author and artist will follow the presentation.

For more information visit The Anza-Borrego Foundation.

Sunday, November 20, 1:00 pm, Story of the American West Presentation
Thanksgiving Fiesta at the Singing Winds Bookshop in Benson, AZ! Join authors Carol Sletten and Eric Kramer, the writers of Story of the American West: Legends of Arizona, for a presentation of their book. (Singing Winds Bookshop - 700 West Singing Wind Rd, Benson, AZ, 85602 (520) 586-2425).

Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 pm, Judge Mayor at Point Loma Library
Visit the Point Loma Library for a presentation from former mayor Judge Dick Murphy on ten proposals that will make San Diego a city worthy of our affection followed by a signing of his new book San Diego's Judge Mayor. (Point Loma Library - 3701 Voltaire Street San Diego, CA 92107-1606 (619) 531-1539.

Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 pm, San Diego Launch of Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist
Couldn't make it out to Borrego Days for the launch of Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist? Don't miss this chance to catch the presentation from Diana Lindsay on the spectacular "Sky Art" sculptures of Anza-Borrego and the unlikely story of the artist. "Happy Half-Hour" starts at 6:30, presentation at 7. (Adventure 16 - 4620 Alvarado Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 283-2362).

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