- 1:00-2:00pm, Rally: Nike, 669 N Michigan Ave. Share the Facebook event.
- 4:00-5:00pm, Presentation: Greenheart Shop, 1714 N Wells St.
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Sophorn Yang is the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), one of the only independent union federations in Cambodia. CATU represents around 10,000 members in 21 factories – and counting. Sophorn started working in garment factories at a young age and rose to become President of CATU at the age of thirty. She plays a leading role in national campaigns to win a fair wage and to protect workers’ fundamental rights in the face of restrictive Cambodian trade union laws. As Cambodia’s most prominent woman trade unionist, Sophorn has faced threats, intimidation and violence in retaliation for her activism. Despite all of this, she remains committed to her mission of bringing more women workers into union leadership, and to the leading the Cambodian worker movement to achieve a nationwide living wage. Sophorn has spoken in Asia, Europe, and the United States regarding the struggle of women workers in Cambodia. This spring, she is touring the United States speaking to various audiences of union leadership, workers and students of the importance and urgency of organizing in this critical moment in history.
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