Pete Seeger tells us that participation is what will save the human race. It is also what keep organizations like the JRPC thriving and growing. The Peace Center is a community resource. The more engaged and involved you are, the more the Center thrives. Have you ever thought of things you’d like to see the Center doing? Or asked, “what can I do to make an impact?” Continue reading
Last week Betsy wrote on Fair Trade and its importance in our world currently. Either of us can give you countless and compelling reasons to support your only local Fair Trade shop, but I need to know what will get you, our valued JRPC and community members, in the door. What would it take to have you shop around once a month? Continue reading
Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day by wearing red and in many places striking or rallying to show the important role women play in our world. It’s about fairness and equality — worthy visions in a world where our government proposes to cut money for social programs in preference for military budgets and supporting the corporate model of profit over people. One of the programs we support here at JRPC is Fair Trade because it is the antithesis to the corporate model. It builds up communities rather than destroying them. Continue reading
Shopping Fair Trade is one of the most powerful ways we can have an impact on people across the world. Your fair trade purchases provide people in impoverished communities a bigger share of the price you pay so they can live with more dignity and ease. It also sends a message to stores and corporations that says fairness and justice matter. Continue reading
Happy Spring to all you JRPC members from Romy and Suzy, new (and old!) co-managers of your (and our) Fair Trade Store!
We have been working very hard to help make the store your favorite place to buy gifts…both for yourselves and for others. Continue reading