Join ILRF and SweatFree Communities at the US Social Forum
Event ends: June 26, 2010 4:30 pm
ILRF will be joining activists from across the US and around the world at the US Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan from June 22 through the 26. This major gathering will bring together people working in a broad range of social movements to build relationships, share our work and identify ways create a better world.
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ILRF will be participating in the following workshops:
Thursday, June 24 at 10am
Wayne County Community College MPR
Confronting Firestone in Liberia, Coke in Colombia and Russell in Honduras: Workers’ rights advocates are using drastically different tools to take on multinationals committing labor abuses around the world. This workshop brings together global labor rights activists who utilize a diversity of strategies for fighting for workers’ rights.
Sponsored by United Steelworkers and United Students Against Sweatshops
What Makes a Successful International Labor Solidarity Campaign?
Thursday, June 24 at 1pm
* Spanish interpretation available / Interpretacion en español *
The economic crisis has hit low-wage workers the hardest, both in the US and around the world. In this workshop, we'll look at case studies of recent international labor solidarity campaigns: what has worked, what hasn't, and what have we learned both about how we organize in our home communities and how we work with international allies. We will showcase a range of strategies that activists and organizations in the US are using, such as corporate campaigns, local organizing campaigns and policy reform.
Co-sponsored by ILRF, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, Jobs with Justice, SEIU, SweatFree Communities and United Steelworkers
Friday, June 25 at 1pm
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel: WB1
This panel will provide an overview of food supply chains and workers in the food system, and workers along the food chain – from farm workers to restaurant workers - will share stories about working conditions that they face and the solutions they are forging to improve those conditions.
Sponsored by the Food Chain Workers Alliance and co-sponsored by Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA), ILRF, Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center and Restaurant Opportunities Center United
For additional information, please contact Tim Newman at tim.newman[at]ilrf.org or +1-202-347-4100 ext. 113 or +1-617-823-9464.