Join others from Catholic campuses across the country to learn from North Carolina textile workers who are part of an innovative model of just employment.
The Collection brand, U.S.-produced outside of Asheville, North Carolina is an example of investing wealth in local communities, empowering workers, and practicing intentional environmental stewardship, while showing that US-based manufacturing can thrive.
During this three hour virtual workshop, you will learn about Catholic Social Teaching and how our faith calls us to create just economies. You will draw connections between your consumption, as well as that of the institutions you belong to, and its effects on workers and the environment.
These are complex issues, but we hope the time together can create a space to begin digging into challenging questions like:
- How was the inherent dignity of those who produced these clothing items upheld?
- How was the environment impacted by the items’ production?
- How can Catholic schools deepen their commitment to the social teachings of our faith through the decisions about the apparel that is sold and worn on their campus?
Bring this knowledge back to campus and enact ethical purchasing standards at your university!
This virtual workshop is open to staff and faculty members. It will take place virtually Wednesday, August 4th from 1 PM ET to 4 PM ET.
Your universities, your businesses and your organizations are workshops of hope for creating new ways of understanding the economy and progress, for combating the culture of waste, for giving voice to those who have none and for proposing new styles of life.
Only when our economic and social system no longer produces even a single victim, a single person cast aside, will we be able to celebrate the feast of universal fraternity.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
|Wednesday, August 4th|
1 PM ET – 4 PM ET
Welcome, Overview, and Encounter with garment workers at the Carolina Textile District
A Vision for a Catholic Community Purchasing Alliance
Our Campuses: Challenges and Moving Forward
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 15th
Each registered participant will receive a “participant packet” that includes a Collection t-shirt, facemask, and informational materials. Financial assistance is available for those for whom financial resources are a barrier to participating. Please contact email@example.com to inquire.
2020-2021 ISN Member Institution (listing here)
$35/ person for 1-5 participants
$30/ person for 6-10 participants
Non-ISN Member Institution
$45/ person for 1-5 participants
$40 / person for 6-10 participants
FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE: Thursday, July 15th
Who should attend the summit?
Each college/university is welcome to invite up to 10 participants to participate in the workshop. We are particularly hopeful that individuals from various parts of the college/university can participate to build a broader ethical purchasing culture across the campus.
Each university representative completing the group registration will be asked to submit the name and contact information for all workshop participants no later than Thursday, July 15th.