UMD and Alta Gracia Workers’ Panel, Sept 19

Listen to UMD workers and Alta Gracia workers talk about their experiences struggling for basic humane treatment at their jobs.  The panel, sponsored by the Black Student Union, will show parallels between the fight on the UMD campus and in the Dominican Republic for workers’ rights.

UMD workers have been facing serious sexual abuse, racial discrimination and verbal degradation for decades.  The movement to end the culture of fear can be followed at JusticeatMaryland.com.

Alta Gracia workers have successfully created one of the first living wage factories in the Dominican Republic after facing scare tactics and intense intimidation from their managers.  More on their story can be found here.

When: Monday, September 19, 6:00pm

Where: Nyumburu Multi-Purpose Room, UMD

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