Message from Craig, Cal, Kyle, Alixe, Sam, and Mike: Make your plans for the WRC Annual Meeting!

To:WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges
From:Michael Ferrari (Northeastern University)
Sam Harasen (University of Washington)
Alixe Holcombe (University of Arizona)
Kyle Muncy (University of Connecticut)
Cal Watson (Georgetown University)
Craig Westemeier (University of Texas at Austin)
Date:March 18, 2024
Re:Make Your Plans for the WRC Annual Meeting!

We hope you can join us on May 9th for the Annual Meeting of the WRC University Caucus in Indianapolis. Whether this will be your 20th WRC annual meeting or your first, this discussion will offer you new insights and updated knowledge about how you can maximize your university’s impact to protect the rights of workers producing licensed apparel.

As the six university representatives serving on the WRC board, we hope you will join us to take a day-long deep dive into how robust implementation of our universities’ policies can have a life-changing impact for the workers creating our university logo apparel and how this helps us protect and build our universities’ own brands.

WRC Executive Director Scott Nova and the WRC staff will be providing updates—and answering your questions—about key topics including the WRC’s work to:

  • Recover millions of dollars in unpaid compensation for workers producing our logo apparel in El Salvador, Thailand, and other countries;
  • Prevent fatal accidents at garment factories, including the latest on the expansion of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry beyond Bangladesh and Pakistan, and address deadly hazards at licensees’ supplier factories; and
  • Make use of our unique position and skills to provide workers with access to justice even as rule of law has been challenged and independent institutions have been threatened, from Haiti to Cambodia.  

Whether you’re coming to Indianapolis just for the day or will be in town all week for the CLC Seminar, we hope to see you there. If you have any questions for us or the WRC staff, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Please RSVP here! To book a room at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown as part of a discounted room block, use this link.

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location and Hotel: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
RSVP: Here