National Sweatfree Summit this weekend in Olympia, WA!

November 4, 2010 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

Join us this weekend for SweatFree Communities’ 7th annual gathering! The National SweatFree Summit will include workshops for new organizers and experienced campaigners alike. The National Summit is where we develop plans to grow membership in the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium, lay out the next steps for our emerging campaign for a federal sweatshop-free purchasing policy, and coordinate local work across the country. This year’s Summit will be especially exciting as it is our first national gathering since the founding of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium. Come join us in celebrating this major accomplishment and in designing our work for 2011.

Registration

Register today to let us know that you’ll be there — click here!

Conference Program

Speakers will include:

  • Andrew Kang Bartlett, Presbyterian Hunger Program
  • Kristen Beifus, Washington Fair Trade Coalition
  • Daniel Cardozo, Ethix Merch
  • Bjorn Claeson, SweatFree Communities
  • Colette Cosner, Witness for Peace
  • Reynaldo Corporan Donastorg, FEDOTRAZONAS Union, Dominican Republic
  • Carmen Duran, Tijuana Center for Information for Workers (CITTAC), Mexico
  • Alan Flum, Fair Workplace Council
  • Dick Meyer, Traditions Fair Trade
  • Christine Moody, Director of Purchasing, City of Portland, Oregon
  • Augusto Obregon, Federation for the Integral Development between Farmers, Nicaragua
  • Victor Velez, Workers United Puerto Rico

Planning to attend only part of the weekend? Check out our free public events with national and international speakers. Conference registration not required for these events although we do welcome donations.

Schedule overview, location, etc

Our 2010 Summit follows on years of sweatfree organizing in Olympia and this summer’s sweatfree policy victory in Seattle. Now Sweatfree Northwest is taking the campaign to the state! If you arrive in Olympia in time, please join us at our briefingon the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium at the Washington State Capitol, Cherberg Building, Senate Hearing Room #2, Friday, Nov. 5th, 3:00-4:30pm.

Following the briefing, check-in at the registration table at Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501.Dinner for Summit participants (included in your registration) will be at Traditions at 6pm. Following the meal is our opening plenary, 7:00-8:30pm also at Traditions.

Saturday and Sunday events will be held at First Christian Church701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501The conference runs through 12pm on Sunday, Nov. 5th.


 

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