Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.
Last week a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, leaving over 500 workers dead. Labor organizers argue that this tragedy could have easily been prevented if there were regulations put in place in the factories to ensure safer working conditions. However, the lack of regulations allows for fashion companies to pay less money for the manufacturing cost of their clothing which makes it cheaper for people to buy the products in stores. Should the effort to sell clothing at such a low price justify hiring garment factories with poor and dangerous working conditions?