Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady
Jim Keady shares his stories of living with Nike’s factory workers and his decade long effort to end sweatshop abuses. He also shows audience members what they can do to get involved and join this ﬁght for justice. This interactive multi-media event includes role-playing, powerful video footage, and a question-answer period. 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 12 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, HBO Sports, ESPN, the ABC, the BBC, NPR, WBAI, as well as in the NY Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, the Daily News, and countless other local radio programs and print outlets. Keady’s Nike accountability campaign, TEAM SWEAT, can be found at www.teamsweat.org.
What school are saying
Well we had about 150 people there and surprisingly they stayed for the duration of the presentation. Many of them seemed motivated to take action, so we are trying to set up some reflection sessions to talk about the issue further. Jim did an awesome job and was very engaging! They got some local press coverage. Thanks.
Institute for Justice & Peace
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.
John Carroll University
Wow!! What a presentation. I knew and heard that it was good, but had no idea the impact it would have on myself and hopefully the others that were present. Besides their incredible message, I was so impressed with Jim. My 10th grade son was there and I was so happy for him to see such a role model. There was Jim, this handsome, athletic, well spoken, intelligent, young man that made a stand for what he believed in, The rights and dignity of others. I personally can’t think of anyone else that my son has met that is anything like that. What an opportunity for him. Thank you again for all of your help.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia