Thursday, October 06, 2005

Students sweat it out

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 – “The University and Free Trade” Conference in Ballantine Hall on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. First session: Conditions in garment factories.

About 30 audience members listened to opening remarks by Dean of Students Richard McKaig, Chair of the Indiana University Anti-Sweatshop Advisory Committee, and watched a documentary film “Sweating for a T-Shirt,” which demonstrated conditions in sweatshops and the hardships sweatshop workers endure. A panel of two speakers involved in anti-sweatshop organizations, Philip Shelton and Mark Franciose, followed the video with explanations of their research and personal experiences visiting sweatshops. Shelton is an IU student involved in No Sweat!, and Franciose is a Purdue University student involved in United Students Against Sweatshops.

This vlogging project includes clips of highlights of their research presentations.

By Lori Snow

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