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March 26-30 was Arrupe Week at Saint Peter’s Prep. Each year the program brings a specific issue of injustice to the forefront and encourages our community to engage it and take action. This year's theme, “Rights of the Worker,” was relevant in today’s world and directly related to Fr. Pedro Arrupe’s famous 1973 address "Men and Women for Others" where he stated, Catholics must have a firm determination to draw no profit whatever from clearly unjust sources. Not only that, but going further, to diminish progressively our share in the benefits of an economic and social system in which the rewards of production accrue to those already rich while the cost of production lies heavily on the poor.
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Is your institution a member of the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) OR would you like them to become one? Are interested in learning more about how the WRC supports school's efforts for worker justice? Join WRC executive director Scott Nova to learn about their work, how they partner with educational students, and what you can do to share in their mission of combating sweatshops and protecting the rights of workers who make licensed school apparel and other products.
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network is excited to be a co-sponsor of "Woven Together: Students & Workers Bringing Living-Wage Union Apparel to Your Community", taking place this Saturday (March 3rd) from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Busboys & Poets (5th & K - 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The program is being organized by the International Labor Rights Forum.