“Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice” With Jim Keady



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What are ethical business practices?  

How do we determine just wages and worker treatment?


What is our specific responsibility at Georgetown regarding this company and these issues?

With experienced and energetic speaker Jim Keady, we will explore these questions through the example of Nike. Former national champion soccer coach at St. John’s University, Jim spent time on the ground in Indonesia doing research on this issue.

Jim Keady is an educator, activist, theologian, filmmaker, writer and athlete. He is the Director of Educating for Justice, Inc., a NJ-based nonprofit company that educates and organizes citizens to promote peace and justice in the world. For the past 18 years, Keady has focused much of his time and energy on improving the living and working conditions for Nike’s overseas factory workers. His work has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN, the BBC, NPR, as well as in the NY Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, the Daily News, etc.


What are people saying about “Behind the Swoosh” and Jim Keady?

“Once again, thank you! Your presentation at John Carroll University last week was unbelievable! I have been to many a talk and presentation on justice issues and this was one of the best – truly very professional, organized and touching. Thanks again - you were so inspiring.” Pat K. - John Carroll Univ.

Co-Sponsors: Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Justice and Peace Studies, Theology Department, Kalmanovitz Initiative, Students Stopping the Trafficking of Persons, and the Lecture Fund.



Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Monday Nov. 2 to Eli McCarthy at esm52@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after Nov. 2.

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall

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