July 27th, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church in Essex
Join us for a community potluck and conversation on advancing dignity and justice for garment workers, led by Liana Foxvog. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the program is at 6:45 p.m. Childcare will be provided.
105 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York, abusive and unsafe conditions are plaguing the people who make the clothes we wear. The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh three years ago, which killed over 1,100 people who had been forced to work despite the visible cracks in the wall, revealed the systemic problems of the modern day garment industry. Learn about the changes that these workers – in the global supply chains of U.S. corporations – are seeking, and what you can do to support them.
About the presenter:
Liana Foxvog is the Director of Organizing and Communications at the International Labor Rights Forum, www.laborrights.org. Liana has more than a decade of experience as a full-time organizer for economic and social justice and has been frequently interviewed by media about garment workers’ rights in the global economy.