Every Friday an editorial board member speaks with a prominent figure from the University or surrounding community. This week Alexandra Willcox sat down with Olivia Abrecht of Student Action with Workers.
On April 24 of last year, more than 100 workers died in a factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was one of the most deadly factory disasters in history, and one of three that happened in Bangladesh last year alone.
“That was the event that really drew the world’s attention and started workers in Bangladesh demanding that something change. And they gained a lot of support around the world for that.”
Junior Olivia Abrecht got involved with Student Action with Workers, a group that works in solidarity with workers connected to UNC, her freshman year.
“Worker’s rights had always been something that I was passionate about.”