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Utne Reader Names Chicago’s Kim Bobo a “Visionary”National Magazine Selects Spiritual Activist Among 50 People who are Changing the World


CHICAGO (Oct. 14, 2009) - Utne Reader, the best of the alternative press, names Chicago resident Kim Bobo as a visionary who is making a difference in the world.  She is among 50 visionaries the magazine features in its November-December issue, on newsstands Oct. 20.

She serves as the executive director of the nonprofit organization, Interfaith Worker Justice. A longtime spiritual activist, Bobo has written  “Wage Theft in America,” and works  to mobilize people of faith in the battle over fair pay, benefits and equal treatment for low-wage workers. 

“Each of the inventors, environmentalists, media activists and community organizers we chose to celebrate this year are fueled by an inexhaustible desire to serve the greater good. Labors of peace, love and justice are rarely celebrated these days, and given the many challenges facing our world, it was exciting to give readers 50 reasons to believe in a brighter future,” says David Schimke, Utne Reader’s editor in chief. 

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