September 27, 2012, Kim Bobo, “The Moral Urgency of Worker Justice”

Kim Bobo, Founder and Executive Director, 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.” Her book Wage Theft in America helped get the issue on the national radar. Prior to founding IWJ, Bobo was a trainer for the Midwest Academy and 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.

Kim Bobo, Founder & Director, Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice has been a leader in the fight for economic and worker justice since 1996, organizing, educating and advocating at the intersection of faith and labor. Its organizers work to mobilize people of faith in support of economic justice and worker rights at the local, state and national levels. Today there are more than 70 affiliated organizations in the IWJ network, including a variety of interfaith groups and more than two dozen worker centers. Come learn about their vision and achievements and what such a group might do to advance economic justice in North Carolina.

Please join us at the Duke Divinity School, Westbrook Building, Room 0014 for Bobo’s talk on September 27, 2012, at 6:30pm.

Followed by a panel discussion with Triangle-Area Faith and Labor Leaders: Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, Beloved Community Center; Justin Flores, Farm Labor Organizing Committee; MaryBe McMillan, NC AFL-CIO; Rabbi Eric Solomon, Beth Meyer Synagogue; Barbara Zelter, NC State University, moderator.

Sponsors: The CLASS Center (Center for the Study of Class, Labor, and Social Sustainability) at Duke; Duke Center for Civic Engagement; Duke Divinity School Women’s Center; DukeEngage; Duke Service Learning; Durham Congregations in Action; North Carolina AFL-CIO, the NC Council of Churches; NC Jobs with Justice; Student Action with Farmworkers; Office of Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School; Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University; the Workers Rights Project of the NC Justice Center.

For more information, please contact: nancy.maclean@duke.edu.

Interfaith Worker Justice

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