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Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice

14th November, 2012 - Posted by Admin - 2 Comments

Are you a Global Exchange supporter? Yes? Well then, you are pretty incredible, it’s true.

Throughout our near-25 years we’ve been proud to share the esteemed company of thousands of passionate, bold, and dedicated people, like you.

Your volunteering, your steady contributions, your protesting (at home and on the streets), your consideration for socially responsible travel, your Fair Trade shopping and your faith in justice – all of these actions mean the difference between dreaming a better world for people and the planet and actually making it happen.

To express our gratitude, some Global Exchange staff members gathered together recently to come up with a way to thank the people who make all of our work possible. 

The result is this short n sweet video filled with messages of thanks that come from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you enjoy it! (Oh, and keep an eye out for Abad’s cameo – Global Exchange’s friendly Labrador – who got caught with his tongue out!)

Does the gratitude train stop here?

Not at all!

This week, we’re also sharing stories of a few (five, to be exact) of the amazing individuals, like you, who make our work possible:

  • Matt Ramsden, member and supporter, who keeps buying prize drawing tickets even though he has not won yet, all to support the work he cares about.
  • Jenny White, superstar volunteer, chocolate lover, and scourge to corporate lobbyists.
  • Jennifer Carino, former employee turned Global Exchange Monthly Supporter.
  • Lea Murray, took a Reality Tour to Venezuela and came home inspired to share what she’d seen.
  • and Lyla Seo, puts her values first when she shops Fair Trade at our San Francisco store.

There you have it, two different mediums, one important message, to say:

Thank you.

P.S. If you want to see all of the thank you pictures from the video (plus a few extras!), you can check them out at your leisure on our Facebook page.

2 Responses to “Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice”

  • It’s time–in fact, it’s overdue, for you to start focusing on Japan and the far East–with trips, articles, etc. For example, take a look at Okinawa, occupied by Japan more than 200 years ago, and today a captive of the U.S. military in the form of Marine Corps. camp Futenma, and the painful sight of the Okinawans struggle for independence from the U.S. and Japan. And look at Japan itself, as it attempts to deal with the far from unfinished business of Fukushima. I can send you an excellent article on how the women of Fukushima are organized to obtain justice. And all this is just the beginning. Furthermore, real change and potential stress is occurring in the Far East. Lead some groups there. I can help you if you want, with more connections and information.

  • Ruth, thanks for your suggestion, much appreciated! You might consider connecting with our Reality Tours program folks about this. Japan is not an area we do work travel to right now, but Reality Tours does have a customized program for folks who have a specific interest in certain geographical destinations and/or issues. Thought this might interest you. If so, here’s a link to more info: http://www.globalexchange.org/tours/customized.

    Thanks again! Tex

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