Fair Trade Activist to Lecture on Sweatshops Tonight

Fair trade activist Jim Keady will give a lecture on sweatshops today, Thursday, Nov. 10. Keady is director of Educating for Justice, a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion of justice and peace in the world.

Jim Keady

Jim Keady

The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Keady’s mission is to improve working conditions for factory workers overseas. He also hopes to increase the St. Thomas community’s awareness on fair trade practices and how individuals can contribute to the fair trade movement.

Fair trade apparel can be purchased at the lecture from Educating for Justice, and at the UST Bookstore, which has added a line of fair trade clothing through Alta Gracia.