14 10 / 2014
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"We are all storytellers trying to save our lives."
Aurora Levins Morales, Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas
09 10 / 2014
Human Rights in Global Garment Factories:
Meet Garment Workers from Alta Gracia
Tuesday, October 14, 5pm
*free & open to the public*
Meet workers who sew Beaver apparel! Hear how YOU can take action on campus to support dignified working conditions and human rights in the global garment industry! The Alta Gracia Factory, located in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zone, is the first college logo t-shirt project to pay its workers a living wage, respect their democratic voice on the job, and provide a safe and healthy work environment as regularly verified by the Worker Rights Consortium. The result of decades of collaboration between college students and garment workers worldwide, Alta Gracia offers a stark contrast to the often exploitative conditions in garment factories and is transforming the lives of workers, the community of Villa Alta Gracia, and the wider apparel industry.
WHO: Garment workers from the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic
WHAT: Listen to and learn from garment workers about the realities of the garment industry and impact of dignified jobs. Discover how you can make an impact!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14 @ 5pm
PRESENTED BY: OSU United Students Against Sweatshops, MeCha de OSU, OSU Coalition of Graduate Employees