[ETAN-key] Fw: Globalization Seminar - 15 October - Anti-Sweatshop Movement (fwd)
jeffreyd at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 4 13:13:46 PDT 2007
Columbia University Seminar (#671) on Globalization, Labor and Popular
Struggles is pleased to announce our next meeting:
DATE: Monday,October 15, 7:15 p.m. (Dinner at 6:00 p.m.)
TITLE: "'Corporate Social Responsibility' is not working for
workers... How can we 'anti-sweat' activists have so pathetically
little to show for fifteen years of cross-border organizing?"
SPEAKER: Jeffrey Ballinger
PLACE: Faculty House, Columbia University
Jeffrey Ballinger's labor activism began when he was still in his
teens, doing voter registration work for the Retail Clerks union in
Gary. He was national student coordinator of the Clothing Workers
union's "Farah pants" boycott; after college he went to work for the
organizing department of the Textile Workers union during the J.P.
Stevens campaign. When the government of Poland banned the
Solidarnosc trade union, Ballinger and two friends in New York
founded the Committee in Support of Solidarnosc to relay information
from the underground movement to New York-based media outlets. Also
in the early 80's, he ran the Youth Institute for Peace in the Middle
East, coordinating programs for young Palestinian and Israeli
unionists, among other activities. He went to Asia for the AFL-CIO
in 1984, returning to the U.S. in 1995. Most of his time was spent
directing USAID- and union-funded programs in Indonesia, Turkey,
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. He founded the NGO Press for Change to
help Nike's contract workers in Indonesia to gain attention for their struggle.
Ballinger has appeared as an expert commentator on global political
economy on NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and CNN and in documentaries by Japan's
NTK, UK's Channel Four and ARTE (French/German). He has published in
Harper's, NY Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Dissent, Brown
Economic Review and Los Angeles Times.
Please find attached a blog entry on the topic of the talk.
In connection with the October 15th meeting, please reply to Matt Winters
(msw22 at columbia.edu) whether you plan to join us for dinner before the
I will attend the dinner on October 15 Yes___ No___
I will attend the seminar on October 15 Yes___ No___
****RSVP by Friday, October 12****
Dinner will be at the Columbia University Faculty House at 6:00 p.m.
Please pay for your dinner (around $22) at the desk in the lobby of
Faculty House when you arrive for dinner. For those having dinner,
we will meet at 6:00 at the table reserved for the seminar on the
fourth floor of Faculty House, which is located on Columbia's East
Campus behind the School of International Affairs and the Law
School. The street address is 400 West 117th Street, but the easiest
approach is through the gates on the north side of 116th Street
between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.
The seminar will be held from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. in a room to be
announced in Faculty House. For those not having dinner, please look
for a sign in the lobby and join us at 7:15 p.m.
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