Photojournalist and author David Bacon will discuss his new book The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration. After analyzing how migration is criminalized—leading to mass detentions and increasing deportations, while guest worker programs treat migrants as low-wage workforce with few rights—Bacon will discuss migrant communities’ proposals for alternatives to forced migration, and basic human and labor rights for those who do migrate.
Bacon spent 20 years as a labor organizer before becoming a reporter and documentary photographer. His previous books include The Children of NAFTA, Communities Without Borders, and Illegal People.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Texas Center for Educational Policy. More information online.
Location: Texas Union, Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), University of Texas