Miriam Ching Louie, board member of the Women of Color Resource Center, will deliver a talk at Hamilton College titled "Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Sweatshop," on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Red Pit at Kirner-Johnson.
Established in 1990, Women of Color Resource Center is a non-profit education, community action, and resource center working on social justice issues that affect women of color. WCRC develops and distributes education and information resources about women of color that support, sustain, and advance social justice movements.
Miriam Ching Louie has devoted over three decades to empowering women of color, immigrant women workers and grassroots Asian communities. Her forthcoming book, Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory, highlights grassroots women leaders in anti-sweatshop and anti-corporate movements for justice. Louie serves on the board of the Women of Color Resource Center and worked 12 years with Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA), serving as the national media coordinator for the Garment Workers Justice Campaign. She is currently coordinating WCRC's preparation for the UN 3rd World Conference Against Racism to be held in Durban, South Africa, August 31-September 7, 2001. Louie has addressed countless international women's forums and her writings appear in numerous anthologies on women in the global economy.
This event is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Society, Committee on Faculty Women's Concerns, Economics Department, Irwin Chair in Women's Studies, La Vanguardia, Levitt Center, Women's Studies Program.