Thursday, April 27, 1 – 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
On April 24, 2013 in Dakha, Bangladesh over 1,100 people were killed and 2,500 were injured when a garment factory in the Rana Plaza complex collapsed from known hazardous conditions. In response to this tragedy, Fashion Revolution
, a global movement pushing for transparency in the garment industry, was born. As part of Fashion Revolution Week
, Chicago Fair Trade and Evanston Fair Trade have organized an event: a screening of Clothes to Die For
, a documentary about the Rana Plaza tragedy, followed by a Q&A with Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where am I Wearing?.
An enlightening and thought-provoking speaker, Timmerman is passionate about educating consumers, encouraging them to think globally and act locally. Putting a face on globalization, he provokes others to check their tags and think about where their clothing came from.