Talk and workshop with Kim Bobo, IWJ, at Duke (9/27-28)

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“The Moral Urgency of Worker Justice” (9/27)

Acclaimed founder and director of Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), Kim Bobo, is coming to Duke University next week to give a talk, followed by a panel discussion with Triangle-area faith and labor leaders. NC State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan will participate in the panel.

What: A Talk by Kim Bobo, panel discussion to follow
When: Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building, Room 0014, 403 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27710

Click here to download the flyer for this event (9/27).

Named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” in 2009, Bobo helped coin the phrase “wage theft” for employer practices that are robbing earned income from millions of Americans. In North Carolina alone, documented wage theft cost workers and their communities alone an estimated $4.7 million in fiscal year 2011. Bobo’s book Wage Theft in America helped get the issue on the national radar.

Prior to founding Interfaith Worker Justice, Bobo was Director of Organizing for Bread for the World. She is co-author of Organizing for Social Change, the best-selling organizing manual in the country.

Organizing for Worker Justice in North Carolina: Strategies That Work (9/28) – registration required (FREE)

Kim Bobo is sticking around Friday for a special workshop about organizing in North Carolina. Bobo will be joined by Spencer Bradford, Durham Congregations in Action; Keith Ludlum, UFCW Local 1208; Larsene Taylor, NC Public Service Workers Union; Nick Wood, NC Jobs with Justice; Zaina Alsous, Student Action with Workers.

Veteran labor and faith activists will open the discussion with their experiences of how interfaith organizing has helped workers win fair treatment, then all are welcome to join a conversation about how such activism could advance economic justice in our state today.

What: Workshop about organizing strategies that work in North Carolina
When: Friday, September 28, 2012 from 12:30-2:30pm
Where: Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building, Room 0014, 403 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27710
Note: Advance registration is required as lunch will be provided to registrants.

To register for the workshop on 9/28, send your email to class-center@duke.edu.

Click here to download the flyer for this event (9/28).

Interfaith Worker Justice has been a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice since 1996 at the local, state, and national levels, organizing, educating, and mobilizing people of faith to change the practices and policies that leave so many people in need.