Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Network

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Bangladesh Garments Workers Speak

The November 2012 fire in a garments factory in Bangladesh killed 112 workers.

Talk and discussion by

Sumi Abedin,  garment worker who survived the fire
Kalpona Akter, director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
Liana Foxvog, director of SweatFree Communities, International Labor Rights Forum

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
6:00 -7:30pm

Boston University
College of Arts and Sciences
Room B36
725 Commonwealth Ave.
(Green Line Boston Univ. Central Station)



“We expected big changes, and very quickly, but the reality is that nothing meaningful has happened  So far the government and foreign companies are all talk, no results; the unnecessary deaths continue.” (Kalpana Akter)

As part of our continued campaign to affirm the humanity of workers in our countries and, to condemn the humiliation our working people are subject to, the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia co-sponsors this event with groups including International Labor Rights Form and MA Jobs with Justice.  To be part of the campaign please write to