UK Premiere of "Gender in Coffee - A Documentary" and Discussion
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

UK Premiere of "Gender in Coffee - A Documentary" and Discussion

Coffee farming families around the world face enormous challenges, putting them, and your delicious cup of coffee at risk. The Partnership for Gender Equity works to ensure farming is viable for all members of the family – women, men and youth, on whom the industry depends. 

Join us for an informative, fun and inspiring evening to: 

  • Learn how gender inequities impact farming families and communities

  • Understand how the next generation of farmers could be losing interest in agriculture 

  • Participate in a lively discussion to get to the heart of the issues

Please follow this link to register. Suggested donation is 20 GBP. All funds raised will go to support the Equal Origins initiative of The Partnership for Gender Equity

Gender in Coffee – A Documentary follows the path of coffee from a smallholder farmer household in Chiapas Mexico into the roasters and cafes where it is enjoyed. An intriguing look into an issue that is taking on more and more prominence in the industry and among consumers. 

Kimberly Easson, Founder and Strategic Director of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity will share her experiences from working more than 20 years with coffee growing communities around the world. You’ll see too why investing in all members of coffee farming families is critical to the wellbeing of the entire coffee supply chain. 

This event is generously hosted by Tate Coffee which offers carefully hand crafted to perfection by the Tate Coffee team on the grounds of the Tate Britain. Tate Coffee has its own Gender Equality Project (GEP) which attempts to raise the agenda of gender equality by championing women coffee producers and family farmers who equitably share household income, resources and decision-making.

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EXPO Panel: Strengthening the links of the coffee value chain by integrating gender equity
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

EXPO Panel: Strengthening the links of the coffee value chain by integrating gender equity

In Salon Tahoma at the Seattle Convention Center

The coffee industry has demonstrated a noteworthy drive toward collaborative engagement in sustainability over the past several years, but there has been a lack of investment in gender equity throughout the value chain. As part of a multi-staged process to engagement across the supply chain to increase gender equity, the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) developed and piloted a field-level project in Nicaragua in 2017 with funding from UTZ and in partnership with two producer cooperatives, SOPPEXCCA and PRODECOOP. This panel will highlight how bringing together actors along the supply chain; households, producer organizations, and the end market, helps to create a catalytic effect toward better outcomes for coffee farming families, their communities and the supply chain as a whole. Panelists representing the different levels of the supply chain will speak to their unique role in the process and how participating in the project has begun to shift gender imbalances in their ways of working.

Learning Objectives:

·       Gain insight into how gender equity programs that link the various supply chain levels can catalyze greater momentum to address the issue

·       Understand how gender equity can positively impact business and supply chain projects

·       Identify key concerns and opportunities to address them

·       Learn how to get involved 

Panelists:

·       Moderator, Kimberly Easson, Strategic Director, The CQI Partnership for Gender Equity: For more than twenty years, Kimberly Easson has dedicated herself to improving the lives of small-scale farmers, particularly in coffee and for women. She is the founder and Strategic Director of the Partnership for Gender Equity, a collaborative research and development initiative of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) to improve coffee quality, and supply chain resilience with a focus on gender equity at origin. She served four years as member of the Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), co-founded the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and the JavaJog for a Cause, which has raised nearly $100,000 for women in coffee producing communities.

·       Nora Burkey, Projects and Program Advisor, The CQI Partnership for Gender Equity. Nora is based in Nicaragua and oversees the implementation of PGE’s work there, and supports the development of PGE’s programs, tools and strategy to ensure that PGE can inspire and engage industry members to take action on gender equity. Nora holds a degree in Sustainable Development from SIT Graduate Institute, where she focused on gender and food systems and conducted research on women’s lending groups in coffee cooperatives and has been active in the coffee sector since 2012.

·       Beth Ann Caspersen, Equal Exchange, As the Coffee Quality Control Manager the Equal Exchange Cooperative in West Bridgewater, MA, Beth Ann manages imported and roasted coffee quality from the point of origin through to the finished product. She is a trainer, a Q Instructor, an Authorized SCA Trainer and a graduate of the Sensory Science and Consumer Testing certificate program at UC Davis. Beth Ann is an advocate for women’s rights; she founded the Congo Coffee Project for Equal Exchange which supports survivors of sexual violence in the D.R. Congo and also helped to found Java Jog for a Cause.

- Olga Cuellar, Sustainability Manager, S&D Coffee & Tea

- Fatima Ismael Espinoza, General Manager, SOPPEXCCA

- Alexa Marin, Gender Coordinator, PRODECOOP

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(TICKETED EVENT) Equal Origins Celebratory Event at EXPO in Seattle
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

(TICKETED EVENT) Equal Origins Celebratory Event at EXPO in Seattle

Equal Origins is pleased to announce details for our special event to celebrate our supporters - at EXPO in Seattle.

The event will take place at the beautiful La Marzocco Cafe and Showroom at Seattle Center (472 1st Avenue North) just a short walk from the EXPO opening party . Doors open at 6:30pm.

Enjoy a selection of Northwest beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages - plus an assortment of appetizers. 

We're excited to meet everyone in this fantastic space to celebrate the work that we are accomplishing together and will accomplish together toward greater gender and generational equity and equality in coffee producing communities around the world. 

This is an invitation only event. Find out more here about how you can become a supporter of Equal Origins and get your invitation to join us on April 19th in Seattle. 

 

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

A Fundraiser for Gender Equity with Sisters Coffee in Portland

Coffee is about people. Find out what that means to Equal Origins. 

Join us Thursday, April 12th with Sisters Coffee

Coffee farming families around the world face enormous challenges, putting them, and your delicious cup of coffee at risk.  Equal Origins works to ensure farming is viable for all members of the family – women, men and youth, on whom the industry depends.

Join us for an informative, fun and inspiring evening to:

·      Learn how gender inequities impact farming families and communities

·      Understand how the next generation of farmers could be losing interest in agriculture

·      Participate in a lively discussion to get to the heart of the issues

·      Enjoy free appetizers and beverages

·      Raise money for the cause of gender and generational equity and equality in the coffee sector

Kimberly Easson, Founder and Strategic Director of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity will share her experiences from working more than 20 years with coffee growing communities around the world. You’ll see too why investing in all members of coffee farming families is critical to the wellbeing of the entire coffee supply chain.

 

Details:

Date: Thursday, April 12th

Time: 6 – 8pm

Location: Sisters Coffee, Pearl District

Register here: [An Evening with the Coffee Quality Institute: A Fundraiser for Gender Equity]

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Washington DC Community Event: Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain

Meet up with DMV Coffee to learn about Gender Equity in the Coffee Sector!!

Gender equity is a topic of growing interest in the coffee sector. Many industry actors express their interest in the issue, but have questions about how to get involved. How does engaging in gender equity fit with other sustainability investments? How can gender equity bolster the impact of interventions at origin or supply chain investments? How can the industry influence a cultural issue in a business context? What do we know about how gender equity can lead to stronger, more resilient supply partners? 

Recent research and engagement sessions with industry participants have highlighted concerns and opportunities for action. Kimberly Easson, Founder and Strategic Director of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) will lay out the current context for gender in coffee at origin, and highlight efforts to catalyze greater industry involvement.

Join us at Counter Culture's Training Lab at 1781 Florida Avenue

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Webinar: Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain

Hear about PGE's recent workshop in Nicaragua which highlighted how bringing together actors along the supply chain; households, producer organizations, and the end market, helps to create a catalytic effect toward better outcomes for coffee farming families, their communities and the supply chain as a whole. 

This webinar panel includes roaster representatives Beth Ann Caspersen from Equal Exchange and Olga Cuellar from S&D Coffee who will share their experiences and perspectives about heir unique role in the process and how participating in the project has begun to shift gender imbalances in their ways of working. PGE Founder and Strategic Director, Kimberly Easson will host the session with PGE's Research and Program Advisor, Nora Burkey. 

Background: The coffee industry has demonstrated a noteworthy drive toward collaborative engagement in sustainability over the past several years, but there has been a lack of investment in gender equity throughout the value chain. As part of a multi-staged process to engage actors across the supply chain to increase gender equity, the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) launched a three-year field-level project in Nicaragua in 2017 with funding from UTZ and in partnership with two producer cooperatives, SOPPEXCCA and PRODECOOP.

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Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Equal Origins - What's it all about?

You've heard about Equal Origins and like the idea - but you have questions. This webinar is for you. Learn about the work of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE), and the newly launched Equal Origins initiative. Get a preview of the new tools for gender equity, and find out what it would mean for you and your company to be a part of our growing movement for gender and generational equity and equality in coffee producing communities. 

Register via Eventbrite

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Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

A Call to Action: Getting started with the Engagement Guide for Gender in Coffee (with the Global Coffee Platform)

Overview:  The Engagement Guide for Gender in Coffee is now available! Join GCP and PGE for a webinar to learn about the guide and how to start to put it to use in your business.

Register

What attendees will get out of participating:

-        Understand what’s in the main sections, how to use them, and what they mean for your business

-        Gain deeper insights into the business case and measuring impact

-        Get a preview of the gender dimension of priority sustainability issues

-        An overview of the conversation guides to get started

Background: Coffee industry companies interested in acting towards a more resilient supply chain now have access to the GCP tools "Engagement Guide for Gender Equity in Coffee" and "Common Measurement Framework", who will support their efforts on gender equity. The tools have been developed by the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity, with support from the Global Coffee Platform.

The issue of gender equity has been gaining interest and momentum within companies and coffee origin countries. However, companies have had questions about how to get involved and how gender equity can bolster the impact of interventions at origin or in supply chain investments.

What attendees will get out of participating:

-         Understand what’s in the main sections, how to use them, and what they mean for your business

-         Gain deeper insights into the business case and the importance of measuring impact

-         Get a preview of the gender dimension of priority sustainability issues

-         Learn how to use the conversation guides to get started

Presenter: Kimberly Easson, the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity

Date/Time: March 8, 2018 3:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QbA3wrsLQnKHgV4bpcXjIA

 

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

Nicaragua Workshop: Strengthening the Links of the Coffee Value Chain

Join PGE in Nicaragua for a unique origin workshop to inspire new perspectives on Gender Equity

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The CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) believes that transformative impact on gender equity starts with collaboration at key three levels of the coffee value chain: farming households, producer organizations and the end-market.

PGE’s field level projects motivate real change in perceptions about gender equity and inspire action that yield positive impacts on coffee farming women, youth,their families, communities and the industry as a whole. 

Join us to hear from the project participants to learn about the impact of this work on their lives, and how you can take action to support. 

Get details here. 

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Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Equal Origins Launch (for EO supporters)

Invitation Only for Equal Origins Supporters! 

Register via Eventbrite.

In appreciation for your support as the first Equal Origins supporters, we are offering this webinar to bring you up to date with our work, including a special preview of the new tools for gender equity.

We will introduce the Engagement Guide for Gender Equity and the Common Measurement Framework - including a short exercise about the business case for investing in gender equity to get your ideas and input. We will also share an update about the Equal Origins initiative, answer your questions, and seek your support to spread the word. 

And shhh... we will give you a sneak preview on the fabulous event we are planning for EXPO in Seattle - just for you!

 

 

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Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: What is Equal Origins all about?

Register via Eventbrite. 

You've heard about Equal Origins and like the idea - but you have questions. This webinar is for you. Learn about the work of the CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE), and the newly launched Equal Origins initiative. Get a preview of the new tools for gender equity, and find out what it would mean for you and your company to be a part of our growing movement for gender and generational equity and equality in coffee producing communities. 

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