Francella Salgado created this piece and graciously allowed La Mujer Obrera to use it to promote their call for justice and true border security through economic development. La Mujer Obrera, in turn, passed Salgado's permission to me.
The piece may need a bit of explanation to the unfamiliar eye. It's a take off on Rosie the Riveter, the iconic woman worker from World War II.
Saldgdo gives her a Latin twist. The skeleton is a standard image for these mid-autumn Days of the Dead (see this post for more info on that). But this skeleton symbolizes the border women workers who are working themselves to death...but not advancing despite all their toil.
Nevertheless, they say: Yes, we can! Yes, it can be!
Yesterday morning twelve women left El Paso at 8:00 AM, bound for Washington D.C. The women will conduct a hunger strike across from the White House to call attention to this administration's failure to provide real border security by supporting the cooperative efforts of women workers, like La Mujer Obrera.
It begins November 8 at noon. They will distribute these fliers, explaining their plight:
(click to enlarge)
You can endorse the effort of the Border Women Workers/La Mujer Obrera:
- Attend & support their hunger strike! (if you're in the D.C. area)
- Sign the online petition: "Invest in Development with Border Women Workers Now!"
- Follow the campaign: www.facebook.com/mujerobrera; twitter.com/MujerObrera; blog: lamujerobrera.wordpress.com