Working on what we wear: Tackling exploitation in the clothing sector

by Martin Pritchard June 08, 2010
- short films - sweatshops - solutions - speakers - refreshments You are invited to an empowering information night where you can learn above the progress that is being made to oppose the abuse of sweatshop workers. We’ll also revisit the 2009 Melbourne Social Forum and outline plans for a new social innovation and sustainability initiatives hub that supports positive change

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When

November 19, 2009
from 11:30 PM to 01:00 AM

Where

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke St, Melbourne

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0403 440 996

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Working on what we wear: Tackling exploitation in the clothing sector

 

Thursday November 19th 6.30 - 8pm

Donkey Wheel House - Basement Boardroom

673 Bourke St, Melbourne

 

You are invited to an empowering information night where you can learn above the progress that is being made to oppose the abuse of sweatshop workers with a talk by Tommy Clark from No Sweat Shop Label.  We’ll also revisit the 2009 Melbourne Social Forum and outline plans for a new social innovation and sustainability initiatives hub that supports positive change

 

* Special guest speaker Tommy Clarke, from the joint union-industry ‘No Sweat Shop label’ accreditation system, will provide an overview of the organisation’s goals, progress and new branding strategy.  Learn about the plight of outworkers and how the Homeworkers Code of Practice is helping them.  Exploring the limitations of the initiative, we will reflect on the strategies used by activist campaigns and explore possibilities for future efforts to wipe out exploitation in the clothing sector.

 

* Short film screenings:  “Migrant Workers Left In the Lurch” Documents the struggles faced by migrant workers in Singapore when a recruitment company turns its back on their obligations. 

 

* Review the 2009 In the Hothouse Festival: Video documentary screening, personal accounts, photos & podcasts.

 

* Project Update: A cutting edge social innovation and sustainability initiatives hub.  Learn what it is, why we are so excited about it and how the MSF is involved. 

 

* What growth, learning and real life opportunities does the MSF provide for me?

 

Stop worrying and contemplating what you can do to make the world a better place.  It’s time to step up and start take action and making some changes.  We'd like to think that the MSF can be an enabling organisation to channel your energy, or at least a step on your path to making a meaningful difference in the world.

 

Entry by gold coin donation – Refreshments provided.

RSVP preferred martin@melbournesocialforum.org

More info: www.melbournesocialforum.org

Organised by Melbourne Social Forum

 

 

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