Sunday, February 10, 2008

One Woman and the Makings of a Movement

Thanks to Scott Lowe of Ten Thousand Villages, the local chapter of NetImpact, and Westminster College,  I'm headed to Utah tomorrow to do a series of media events and a talk called "Fair Trade: Why it Matters to You."   

I'm planning to spend a bit of time on Tuesday telling the story of Edna Ruth Byler founder of what is now Ten Thousand Villages.  I choose to highlight Edna Ruth not to dismiss the importance of parallel or closely related efforts, but because I believe that single-minded, generous, and visionary commitment of individuals--whether they be leaders of nongovernmental organizations, small business owners, development practitioners, or self-motivated volunteers--is what has made the evolution of Fair Trade possible and its future optimistic.  

If you are in the Salt Lake City area on Tuesday night, join us to discuss how together we can shape the Fair Trade movement.

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