Worker justice: A talk by Kim Bobo, Founder and Director of the national advocacy organization, Interfaith Worker Justice.
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 (where a recent series in Raleigh’s News & Observer documented the existence of a huge and problematic underground economy) documented wage theft cost workers and their communities an estimated $4.7 million in fiscal year 2011. Bobo’s book Wage Theft in America helped place the issue on the national radar.
Prior to founding Interfaith Worker Justice, Bobo was Director of Organizing for the group Bread for the World. She is co-author of Organizing for Social Change, the best-selling organizing manual in the country.
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.
Please join us to hear Bobo’s powerful message.
When: Thursday September 27 – Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m. and the program will start at noon.
Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets).
Cost: $10 – includes a box lunch.
Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.