We are keeping the rooms on the same level with Asbury Hall at the church. The $2 to $5 entrance will get you into both the Margaret Eberle Fair Trade Festival as well as the workshops. If you would like to attend a workshop, it would be helpful (but not mandatory) to rsvp to [email protected] so that we make appropriate room designations. As you enter Asbury Hall, there will be a schedule posted with room assignments for the various workshops.
Please share this schedule with friends and family over the Thanksgiving Holiday:
11am Occupy Wall Street: Voices from the Ground
A panel discussion with Michelle Rodriguez (Pace student), LaMont OyeWale Badru (Yonkers organizer) and Rev. John Collins
12 noon to 1:00pm – break for lunch and shopping
1pm to 2pm – Workshop with Maria, Mayan Weaver from Guatemala who is connected to A Thread of Hope. She is part of a Fair Trade Collective and will do a demonstration of backstrap loom weaving. She will talk about her cooperative and their work to expand the school in their village. Spanish language translator needed!
1:30pm to 2pm – "The Unfractured Future" – 12 minute film screening followed by facilitated discussion with one of the film-makers Tracy Basile
2pm to 2:45pm – Storytelling with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is a master storyteller. She has performed her work throughout the world, using drum, movement and dance. Lynn will tell a series of stories to delight audiences of all ages. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend!
2pm – Moderated film screenings of "Buyer Be Fair" and "The Dark Side of Chocolate"
2pm – Food Justice Presentation – with Doug DeCandia and Rev. Noelle Damico with the Presbyterian Church
How to support the local farmers over the winter and how to support the campaign to protect the rights of the Immokalee farm workers
By 3pm or so, we will be winding down this component of the day, so that we can focus on the wrap up and clean up.