|Oct. 12 Program Will Look "Behind the Swoosh" at Lives of Nike Workers
For release: Oct. 11, 2005
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An interactive multi-media presentation at the University of Memphis will examine the lives of Nike's subcontracted workers. "Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice" will be presented Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in the University Center Faulkner Lounge. The free event is open to the public.
The presentation includes slide shows, role-playing, powerful video footage, and a question-and-answer forum. The project details the month that Leslie Kretzu and Jim Keady spent in an Indonesian factory workers' slum living on $1.25 a day, a typical wage paid to Nike's subcontracted workers. Along with personal accounts of their experiences, the two directors of Educating for Justice (EFJ) will offer the latest information on Nike's labor and environmental practices, which EFJ-sponsored teams have researched in Indonesia since 2000.
Educating for Justice is an international nonprofit organization with the primary goal of educating high school and college students about issues of global injustice.
"Behind the Swoosh" is sponsored by the Student Activities Council. For more information, call 901-678-2035.
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