New York, NY – 06/07/13

Benefit concert for Bangladeshi garment workers
When
Friday, June 7, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Judson Memorial Church (map)
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY, USA
Other Info
In light of the recent tragedies in Bangladesh, the factory collapse on April 24, taking the lives of over 1,100 workers, and the factory fire of November, killing over 200 people - we are raising funds for the victims. These funds will be donated to the victims in solidarity with the Bangladeshi Center for Worker Solidarity.

Artists:
Brooklyn Shanti
Golam Sarwar Harun
Sonny Singh

Location:
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South

*Tickets are $10 at the door*

Contact:
Sharmin Hossain
sharminultrahossain@gmail.com

Bangladesh is the second largest clothing exporter in the world, at 20 billion dollars, but workers make only $0.20 an hour. From running to the cheapest manufacturers, to paying the auditors who could have prevented fires and structural problems, the role of retailers needs to be addressed.

We need to bring awareness to this issue – it is the global economy and need for the cheap labor for big profits that has led to the cutting of corners and corruption on the ground in Bangladesh. What Bangladesh needs isn’t a boycott of all Bangladeshi products – it needs for the workers to have safe and livable working conditions, and for their rights to be protected.

Join us for a night of honoring the victims of disaster capitalism and first world consumerism through music, solidarity and conversations about organizing and collective action. The victims of Rana Plaza and Tazreen are asking for our donations and international solidarity with their movement.

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