WMU News

Earth Week event spotlights clothing manufacturing

April 1, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A fashion show featuring controversially made clothing will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, on the West Campus of Western Michigan University near the Lee Honors College.

The show is designed to draw attention to some of the adverse conditions under which certain clothing is manufactured. It is part of WMU's annual Earth Week observance and is being sponsored and organized by the Sword's into Plowshares Peace Center.

Among the featured speakers at the event will be Terry Stunk, field representative for the Michigan State Building and Construction Council. The event will be broadcast live on 89.1 WIDR, WMU's student radio station.

The peace center is a student-run facility that promotes awareness of social issues in hopes of making a difference at home and around the world. It is composed of United Students Against Sweatshops, Students for a Sustainable Earth, Amnesty International and the Social Welfare Action Alliance.

For more information, call Lisa Bungert at (810) 423-2203 or Trina Tocco at (269) 873-1000.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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