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National Expert on Worker Rights to Speak at Creighton

National Expert on Worker Rights to Speak at Creighton

Creighton University will host a lecture by Kim Bobo, founder and director of Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) who will discuss her new book, “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—And What We Can Do About It.” The event on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. will be held at the Hixson-Lied Auditorium, Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, 602 N. 20th St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bobo was recently named “one of 50 visionaries who are changing the world,” by the magazine Utne Reader. “A longtime spiritual activist,” the magazine wrote, Bobo “is on a crusade to mobilize people of faith in the battle over fair pay, benefits, and equal treatment for low-wage workers.”

Interfaith Worker Justice of Nebraska, a local IWJ affiliate, works with faith leaders to support low-wage workers with recent campaigns supporting health care reform and the Employee Free Choice Act.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, Interfaith Worker Justice of Nebraska and the Peace & Justice Coop.