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Remembering Rana Plaza: Candlelight Vigil

Remembering Rana Plaza: Candlelight Vigil

Date and Time:

Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Location:

  • Outside (Event Services) » Cook-DeWitt Plaza

Description:

The 6 month anniversary of Rana Plaza is October 24, students from across the country will be holding a candlelight vigil in honor of those lost.


Millions of garment workers work in factories that function as literal deathtraps. Just look at the numbers. Since 2005, more than 1,800 Bangladeshi garment workers have died in preventable factory fires and building collapses. Three of the largest industrial disasters in the history of the garment industry – the Tazreen Fashions factory fire (112 workers dead), the Ali Enterprises factory fire (315 workers dead), and the Rana Plaza collapse (1,132 workers dead) – all have occurred in the last year alone, as the frequency and intensity of industrial disasters in the garment industry accelerates rapidly.

Join United Students Against Sweatshops in their initiative to bring justice to the workers of Rana Plaza as well as workers everywhere.


Contact:

Ian Green

greeni@mail.gvsu.edu

517-518-2085


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