2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Chapel on the SAU campus
The Pacem in Terris Award is bestowed annually to an individual who has worked for just, social change.
Kim Bobo will be honored for her passionate commitment to peace and justice by educating a nation about the prevalence of wage theft and injustice that disproportionately affects the poor amongst us.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Rev. Charles Adam
Join us in welcoming Kim Bobo as the 2012 recipient of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award for her work mobilizing people of faith to act with those who have been abused and exploited, including immigrant workers.
Bobo is the executive director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), the nation's largest network of interfaith groups, worker centers and student groups focused on strengthening the religious community's involvement in issues of workplace justice. Prior to IWJ she worked as the national organizing director for Bread for the World and taught at the Midwest Academy, a national training institute for community organizers.
She is the author of several books including the best-selling organizing manual, "Organizing for Social Change and Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid-And What We Can Do About It." A key organizer of the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, Bobo helped mobilize people of faith to speak out on the abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers. In 2009 she was named one of Utne Reader Magazine's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World."
"No theme is clearer in the Bible, or any of the major religions' teaching or texts, than loving one's neighbor as one's self. If we truly want to be a person of faith, we must care–and work–for those around us."