College opens new peace center
By AMY GREENE
The Peace and Action Resource Center opens today in Haggar College Center at Saint Mary's.
The office is opening to commemorate the anniversary of Saint Mary's joining the Workers' Rights Consortium.
Members of the WRC Anti-Sweatshop Task Force and Peacemakers opened the office to help educate the public about sweatshop issues, according to senior Peacemaker, Maureen Capillo.
"The office will be used primarily as a resource center for faculty and students. There will be videos, syllabi, files, and websites that professors could use for things directly related to labor issues," said Capillo.
Capillo and other members of the WRC Anti-Sweatshop Task Force and Peacemakers serve as an advisement committee to President Eldred, making her aware of where and under what conditions Saint Mary's apparel and other manufactured goods at the college are being produced.
The Task Force is excited that the new office is finally up and running.
"This is a big milestone we are finally getting a space. We're excited there is a specific resource center that will address and focus on labor issues," Capillo said.
The new office is located in 303 Haggar and is opened to all those interested in becoming educated about anti-sweatshop and labor issues.
All News Stories for Monday, April 9, 2001