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Global solidarity in 2021: Can it meet today's crises of climate change, pandemic and massive migration?
We are excited to invite you to a unique opportunity to meet U.S. Representative Jim McGovern who hails from Worcester, MA. Jim is a longtime friend of Equal Exchange and holds a special place in the hearts of thousands who have struggled for democracy and human rights in Central America. Our relationship with Jim dates to our founding, which we trace to May 1, 1986. Now at our 35th anniversary, we recall the pivotal role Jim played in the birth of Equal Exchange. As a “super-aide” to Congressman Joe Moakley he helped us navigate a loophole in Reagan’s embargo on Nicaragua to permit our first shipment of coffee to be released from customs that day, which poetically then became the day we entered the world of alternative trade.

First elected in 1996, Jim now chairs the Rules Committee in the U.S. Congress – an extraordinarily important role in that body. He has been a leading voice on ending hunger and food insecurity both in the United States and globally. He has been an equally leading voice in international human rights, a cause for which he has in fact been arrested multiple times. Jim makes us proud and we are eager for you to meet him.

Jun 16, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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