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Miriam Ching Louie, an activist for immigrant women’s rights and an opponent of sweatshop labor practices, will speak at Colby College in Waterville on Wednesday, December 4. Louie’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pugh Center and is open to the public free of charge.

For more than three decades Louie has worked to empower women of color, immigrant women workers and grassroots Asian communities. Her forthcoming book, Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory, highlights grassroots women leaders in anti-sweatshop and anti-corporate movements for justice. Louie serves on the board of the Women of Color Resource Center and worked for 12 years with Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, serving as the national media coordinator for the Garment Workers Justice Campaign. Louie has addressed countless international women’s forums and her writings appear in numerous anthologies on women in the global economy.