Thursday, October 06, 2005

Workshops inspire student involvement

Friday, September 30, 2005 a group of activists met in one of the basement classrooms in Woodburn Hall to discuss what IU’s role in Fair Trade can be in the future. This meeting was organized b the Indiana University’s Anti-Sweatshop Advisory Committee and featured three speakers from various organizations.

The speakers discussed the relationship between universities and the companies that make the apparel, the working conditions different companies employee’s work in and the ways universities can influence companies to improve their working conditions.

A fact presented at the meeting was that several workers who have tried to improve conditions in the factories in South America by forming unions have been killed for doing so.

By Josh Kastrinsky and Mike Malik

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