Kim Bobo, a religious and workers’ rights activist and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, will meet with other faith and worker rights activists in the Triangle this week to highlight worker-justice issues. She is a highly regarded expert in her area of work and is the author of “Wage Theft in America.” In his review of the book, “New York Times” reporter Steven Greenhouse said, “Kim Bobo shines a bright light on this often invisible, alarming phenomenon: the way thousands of employers across the nation systematically cheat their workers out of wages.”
On Wednesday, September 26 from noon to 1 p.m., Kim will be featured on the WUNC talk show “The State of Things,” with host Frank Stasio.
Her other Triangle events include:
- A crucial conversation luncheon to discuss wage-theft and its effect on workers and communities on Thursday, Sept 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 711 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Advance registration is required. More information is available at the NC Justice Center website.
- A presentation, co-sponsored by the NC Council of Churches, on The Moral Urgency of Worker Justice and followed by a panel discussion by North Carolina faith and labor leaders also on Thursday, September 27. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is being held at the Duke Divinity School in the Westbrook Building, room 0014. Parking is available at the Bryan Center on Science Drive.
- A follow-up workshop, Organizing for Worker Justice in North Carolina: Strategies that Work, features labor, faith, and student activists. It takes place on Friday, September 28 from 12:30 to 2 p.m., also at the Divinity School but in Room 0013W. Advance registration is required. Send RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Sandy Irving, Volunteer Program Associate