Building a Better Food System: A Talk with Danielle Robidoux and Phyllis Robinson of Equal Exchange Boston
Tuesday, July 16th at 8pm
Wellfleet Public Library 55 W. Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667
In the wider food system corporations control everything from seeds, to supply and prices. Join Equal Exchange in building a vibrant community that challenges the status quo, and business as usual. We will have a short presentation on our organizing work, the steps that have led us here, and how you can get involved in imagining a better food system. Our event will focus on discussion and how your participation as an individual is integral to this work in building a successful alternative trade organization for years to come.
Danielle Robidoux has been an organizer at Equal Exchange for the past 3 years. A long-time food activist with a Masters in International Relations and Economic Development at Umass Boston. Danielle manages a team of 4,000 food activists in the US as part of the Equal Exchange network. She is co-host of the Equal Exchange podcast The Stories Behind Our Food. Danielle has been one of the main organizers of Equal Exchange's yearly Summits bringing together producer partners internationally, citizen-consumers, and worker-owners of Equal Exchange to sit around one table and grapple with issues plaguing our food system.
Phyllis Robinson is the former Education & Campaigns Manager at Equal Exchange, a worker-owned co-operative, and fair-trade organization. Since 2002, Phyllis has been working closely with Equal Exchange’s small coffee, tea, banana, and cashew farmer co-operative partners in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She worked on development projects to support farmer co-ops; educate consumers about issues affecting farmer coops; promote Equal Exchange's mission through articles, presentations, and the SmallFarmersBigChange blog; and to connect consumers and producers through delegations, farmer tours, and co-op development projects. https://equalexchange.coop/