|Dessert at the Delegate Dining Room.|
|Getting ready for the panel with my wonderful fellows and Jane!|
|With my family who came to see the presentation. My mom, Dolores, my dad, Tom, myself, my older sister, Camila, and her boyfriend, William.|
Following our session I also attended an AFL-CIO sponsored event on Bangladeshi garment workers and the International Domestic Workers Federation. Hearing from a worker herself who had been in the Rana Plaza collapse was a stark reminder of the invisible labor that makes our lives possible. This woman began working in garment factories at 16 to support her mother and younger brothers and now travels around the world giving testimony of her experience. I hope we will all think more about women who labor to create our clothing, especially from stores like JC Penney, A Children’s Place and Walmart—none of which have agreed to any binding resolution to protect workers rights. I believe we must make decisions with our dollars and continually work to create a more just system of labor around the world.