The Equity, Inclusion and Justice (EIJ) national working group is raising money to support EIJ programming at Slow Food Nations. Funds will go toward scholarships for rising Slow Food leaders, increasing the diversity of voices at the table, an indigenous dinner, and training to inspire action at the Leader Summit.
This year, EIJ’s main fundraising effort is EmBrace Joy + Justice. We want small donations from across the country to bring the Slow Food community together around equitable, inclusive, just and sustainable practices.
So, how can YOUR Chapter help? By selling our Joy + Justice “EmBracelets” to your community and at your events, encouraging others to wear their hearts on their sleeves and spread EIJ’s message. PLUS, you’ll be supporting the Mungere School of Tanzania’s organic garden and Red Sweater Project.
What’s in it for you? For every bracelet sold on site, your chapter gets $3. After all, this campaign is about building community and that includes yours.
Ready to spread some joy and justice? Here’s how it works:
- Contact Kevin Scribner with the number of bracelets your chapter plans to sell.
- Arrange an event/opportunity that resonates with EIJ’s principles. A tamale tasting? A co-sponsored panel with representatives of a local tribe? That potluck dinner you have coming up? No matter what the theme, we ask that you share our mission and feature embracelets for purchase at minimum $20 each.
- Send Slow Food USA your total sales at $17 per bracelet and promote the funds you raise for your chapter by spreading EIJ’s message. Usethis online form, or send a check with a note that the funds support the EIJ campaign.
- Gather each and every donor’s info so we can thank them and invite them to a special gathering at Slow Food Nations. Every chapter that raises at least $200 will be recognized at Slow Food Nations. That’s only 12 bracelets! Please contact Hillary Lyons for any communications questions.
So EmBrace Joy + Justice with us and let’s make Slow Food Nations 2019 the best yet.