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Fair Trade Towns USA National Organizer Courtney Lang discusses what needs to be done to improve Fair Trade in the southeast.
Lang has over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont.
As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to increase market access and organize a strategic model for action through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges.
Courtney witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica.
A founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters.
She worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.
Courtney is creating programs and providing strategic direction for over 80 campaigns across the US that are seeking to increase the awareness and availability of Fair Trade products in their community.
I met Katy today who represents and works with Mayan Hands and UPAVIM Crafts while attending the Mission Presbytery meetings here in Austin, TX. Prebytery is a collection of leaders from all over the boundaries of the Mission Presbytery area within the structure of the USA Presbyterian Churches. Katy has agreed to share her "mission" and "passion" behind why she is involved in the fair trade markets/ministries and why it is so important for us all to become so i
I met Chris Cloyd last year at the World of Hope Fair Trade Market at Hope Presbyterian Church in November 2012. HOPE is a nonprofit corporation created to empower destitute families to lift themselves out of poverty and sickness. Though HOPE does much charity work, its primary goal is to promote justice for the oppressed by providing fair business markets where all workers can earn livable wages. HOPE markets Fair Trade products from all over the world in stores a
Free Trade? Fair Trade? What's the difference and why should you care? How does it affect competition and prices? Tune in with Mark & Isabel to discuss this crucial and overlooked topic.
Investing in Women to promote global partnerships and gender equity. Focusing on MDGs 1 and 3.
Special guest Cecilia Dinio Durkin
Cecilia has been working in Women's Economic Empowerment since living in Botswana, Africa in 2003. In 2006, she returned to the USA to sell their Fair Trade products. The retail and wholesale business she created is Women's Work which has expanded to include items from over 20 countries and now affects thousands of women from around the world. Her expertise in product development while using Fair Trade Principles has various governments sending her to work with women and women-owned businesses to develop handicrafts, marketing materials and branding of products to the US market. Last year her efforts won her a Best Practice Award from the Committee to Teach About the UN. And this year her business has been recognized by the area Chamber of Commerce by receiving the Athena Award and from Hudson Valley Magazine, Best Woman-Owned Business award for her positive impact on the lives of women.
Join host, Michel Davis-Robinson on Fair Housing Today with her guest Mr. James Perry, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) as they discuss the meaning of affirmatively furthering fair housing and its impact on quality education.
James Perry is the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). Perry is a housing expert. Perry founded the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center in Mississippi when he was 26 years old. He led the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center through two of America’s greatest disasters-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under Perry's leadership, the Center favorably settled an historic class action lawsuit resulting in compensationof more than $500 million for Katrina victims. Perry has testified before congress eight times and was a candidate in the 2010 New Orleans Mayoral election. Perry serves on the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center and chairs the Louisiana Housing Alliance Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelors in political science from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctorate from the Loyola University School of Law.
“Speak UP: Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for Women Veterans Stories of Home: Homelessness, Housing Discrimination and Housing Support"
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development (HUD), New England Region Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
LIVE and OPEN dialogue about fair housing opportunity available to and housing discrimination faced by female veterans.
This on-line live discussion and call-in broadcast features issues about housing, homelessnes and reintegration for women veterans. The broadcast engages previously homeless women veterans, expert housing practitioners, advocates, service providers and HUD staff, examining the intersection of unfair housing discrimination practices and their impact on the problem of homelessness in the veteran community.
The broadcast provides opportunity for critical examination of the systemic ways in which discrimination acts as a barrier to equal housing opportunities specifically for female veterans and explore ways in which veterans, HUD recipients, HUD partners HUD staff, and housing advocates can more effectively eliminate these barriers for female veterans. Among the topics will be familial and sex discrimination and disability discrimination, including PTSD and other trauma uniquely challenged by female service persons returning, including sexual harassment and assault during service.
We hope that you will join us.
For more Information contact, Bonnie Peak-Graham, email@example.com or call 617-994-8312.
Broadcasting LIVE From: HUD New England Region1 OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 10 Causeway Street, Room 301 Boston, Massachusetts 02222-1092
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 1st annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we are announcing the winners on this podcast.
We asked our mailing list of nearly 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing response from across the nation. Nearly 96% completed the lengthy 22 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprising: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so and plan them as part of their vacations. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nations shows is proof.
Listen to find out what are the Top 50 shows in the country as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, bestt small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best" why people say they attend an art fair how art fair goers find out about shows to attend why they don't attend shows they used to love how far they travel to art fairs their suggestions for show organizers The Best Art Fairs Awards is the first national online survey of the nation’s juried fairs, designed to reward those festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors can find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine art pieces for sale by the professional artist community and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
Join host Michel Davis Robinson on Fair Housing Today radio on May 9, 2013 for her exclusive interview with Mr. Michael Marsh, Executive Director The Toledo Fair Housing Center.
Mr. Marsh will discuss the importance of understanding Understanding Reasonable Accommodations and or Modifications when seeking to improve access to and the quality of housing for individuals with disabilities.
Michael P. Marsh serves as the President and CEO for the Fair Housing Center, having joined the staff in 1997 after serving a year as a volunteer and consultant. Mr. Marsh is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership. He is accountable for the strategic vision and successful operation of the agency and ensuring the organization remains mission driven. Mr. Marsh serves as chief spokesperson; creates and manages the annual operating budget; oversees agency staff; completes activities as directed by the Board of Directors and reports to the Board.
The fair trade ecosystem has been around for awhile with roots in Africa. Today, it is a brand that stands for many things, but at the heart is a system that increases benefits to producers in Africa and other emerging regions while also increase value to the end consumer.
Michael Nkonu, Managing Director of Fair Trade Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya joins us to share where the fair trade market is today and where it is going in the future. Creative entrepreneurs will hear insi
“SPEAK UP: Combating Barriers to Fair Housing for Veterans" Forum and Conference
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development, New England Region Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (Boson Office) presents an On-Line Fair Housing Forum for and about American veterans.
Our panel of presenters will provide critical examination of the systemic ways in which discrimination acts as a barrier to equal housing opportunities for veterans and they will explore ways in which veterans, HUD recipients, HUD partners and HUD staff, and housing advocates can more effectively discriminatory eliminate barriers.
Listen and talk with successful practitioners, experts, advocates, service providers, HUD partners, and HUD staff as they offer in-depth analysis and information on the subject of homelessness and housing discrimination.
Jaspen Boothe, Final Salute, Inc., Alexandria, VA l Linda Charest, HUDVET Coordinator l U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development l Baylee Crone, VP Operations Programs, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans l Wendy McClinton, Pres/CEO, Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. l Mike Neely,Commissioner, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority l Martha Jackson, Case Manager, Veteran Services Pine Street Inn, Boston