Gender equity involves all of us. It affects us in our daily lives and takes on different meaning depending upon our country, our culture, our jobs and our different expression of gender. What does gender equity mean for a coffee family, a roaster or a coffee drinker? How do we relate to and connect with one another around the same passion for coffee?
Join us for an informative, fun and inspiring event 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
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.
The screening of the film is followed by a brief presentation about how the Partnership for Gender Equity is responding to the issue in coffee communities. The audience will be invited to reflect on the film and participate in question and answer session to deepen shared understanding on the issue and what can be done.
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 hosted in collaboration with the Women in Coffee Project, and generously sponsored by Trade Coffee. The Women in Coffee Project is a newly formed, NYC-based organization with a mission to create a platform for women who are leaders as coffee producers, importers, and exporters to offer their perspective in this complex industry.