CWU Apparel Series: Film screening "The True Cost", February 20Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00Entertainment,Faculty & Staff,Social Justice & Human Rights,Student Life<p><img alt="" src="/social-justice-and-human-rights-dialogues/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 225px;"></p><p>Tuesday, February 20 - Sustainable Apparel Series Film Screening of "The True Cost" - 6 p.m. in Dean 106</p><p>The True Cost is a 2015 documentary film that focuses on fast fashion. It discusses several aspects of the garment industry from production to its after-effects on the environment. Using an approach that looks at environmental, social and psychological aspects, it also examines consumerism and mass media, ultimately linking them to global capitalism.&nbsp;;</p>Wednesday, February 141518643918Life After Hate: An evening with Sammy Rangel, February 22Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:00:00Faculty & Staff,Seminars & Workshops,Social Justice & Human Rights,Other<p><img alt="Picture Sammy Rangel" src="/social-justice-and-human-rights-dialogues/sites/" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; margin: 2px; float: left;"></p><p>Sammy Rangel, author of Fourbears: Myths of Forgiveness and the co-founder of Life After Hate (an organization with unique insight into the far-right extremist movement), will visit Central Washington University at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 22.</p><p>Rangel will share his personal story, as well as strategies for changing the narrative through compassion and reconciliation. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom.</p><p>Rangel will host a CWU faculty/staff workshop from 1-2 p.m. and a CWU student workshop from 4-5 pm. titled “Strategies for Combatting Hate.”&nbsp;</p><p>For more information about these events, please go to&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><a href="/social-justice-and-human-rights-dialogues/sites/" target="_blank">Life After Hate Poster</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Thursday, February 151518740626Sustainable Apparel Series: Dustin Winegardner & Harry Fricker, February 27Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:00:00Faculty & Staff,Social Justice & Human Rights,Student Life<p><img alt="" src="/social-justice-and-human-rights-dialogues/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 225px; margin: 2px;"></p><p>Tuesday, February 27 - Sustainable Apparel Series - Industry Guest Speakers<br>Dustin Winegardner and Harry Fricker are founders of Arvin Goods, a company located in Seattle that makes underwear and socks made from 100% donated/upcycled materials with minimal water used while eliminating waste and toxic dyes. Arvin Goods is a leading example of sustainable practices in the apparel industry.;</p><p>For a video about Arvin Goods new sock line with Macklemore, see link below.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Some facts about the U.S. apparel industry, where the growth of the business depends on the quick use and disposal of clothes. Short, fast-paced trends and cheaply-made apparel pollutes the environment, depletes natural resources and deprive labor conditions. The United States buys 19.39 billion garments per year, that is 60 items per person per year. Every year, the U.S. throws away an average of 12.7 million tons of textile or 68 pounds of textiles per person. Of these 12.7 million tons, 1.6 million could be reused. Apparel is outsourced to countries like Bangladesh and China, where the labor cost accounts for the 1% to 3% of the retail price, while profit margins are more than 50% . Each year, the production of textiles demands approximately 145 million tons of coal and somewhere between 1.5 trillion and 2 trillion gallons of water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 84% of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br>Wednesday, February 141518644186