Alta Gracia: Human Rights in Global Garment Factories

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Venue:GC 150, MMC


Alta Gracia: Human Rights in Global Garment Factories
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Graham Center room 150
Afree event open to the public

Meet workers who sew Panthers 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 Altagracia, and the wider apparel industry.

WHO: Garment workers from the Alta Gracia factory in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic.

WHAT: Learn directly from workers about garment factory working conditions and the impact of fair wages & dignified treatment.

WHEN: Tuesday September 2nd, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Graham Center Room 150- 10955 S.W. 15 St & SW 8th St

PRESENTED BY: FIU Caribbean Students Association, FIU Enactus, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Solidarity Ignite