University of Rochester

EVENT: "The Movement to End Child Labor and Sweatshops," a presentation by Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the National Labor Committee

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, in the Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

February 11, 2000

Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the National Labor Committee (NLC), an independent, non-profit human rights organization that focuses on the protection of workers' rights, will give a talk about the anti-sweatshop movement in the United States at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, in the Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester's River Campus. His talk will complement student campaigns across the country to improve working conditions in apparel factories.

Kernaghan and the NLC have played a major role in bringing attention to sweatshop abuses and child labor violations. The organization exposed the use of sweatshops in producing clothing for the Kathie Lee Gifford and Wal-Mart line, Walt Disney Company, Liz Claiborne, Nike, and J.C. Penney. The influence of these campaigns has created an enormous grassroots movement to hold corporations accountable for their human and labor practices.

Kernaghan's talk will provide the community with an opportunity to learn about his fact-finding missions on sweatshop working conditions. He is in demand as a speaker at universities and for religious, labor, and human rights events, and is widely quoted in the media.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Amnesty International. For further information contact (585) 275-9379.




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