Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Year, Same Mission: Make UT Sweatshop-Free

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
Desmond Tutu

Now is the time for us to longer be neutral!


Throughout Oxfam UT's lifespan they have accomplished big things; from getting fair trade coffee in the residence halls, to the dirty gold campaign with Balfour, Oxfam UT has a lot to be proud of. This year I hope that we, as a coalition of students, activists and people united in the cause of human rights can add Make UT Sweat-Free to the list of accomplishments. In the coming days and weeks I will use this blog as a vehicle for getting through our cause. Tomorrow I will be attending the United Students Against Sweatshops National Convention in Knoxville, Tennesse and I plan on learning as much as I can.Come back soon and check out our outline and plan of action for this semester, as well as a quick lesson on "Sweatshops 101"

Next Meeting is this Tuesday and we will be having a course on making everyone have pro-status for understanding the Workers Rights Consortium and what the hell we working for!!

Billy Yates
Make UT Sweat-Free