While on a trip to India, people kept asking Harish Patel about the vest he was wearing. It made him think hard about how his clothes came to be. So Harish co-founded “ishi vest”, a clothing line that would help provide a livable wage to the artisans that create them and also protect the environment. For Global Activism, we talk with Patel about his business model that strives for fair trade, sustainability and equity.
Seena Jacob is founder and CEO of Bookwallah Organization. “Bookwallah” is a Hindi word that means “book peddler.” Her group works to give books and provide quality libraries to orphans in India. Seena is just back from India to give us an update.
George Lopez joins us to talk about a potential diplomatic path forward with Syria. We talk about women's issues in India. Plus, we get to know Nicole Brandon, founder and president of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Earth Savers).
How comfortable are certain Indian tribal communities with talking about family planning in public settings? Sarah Cole Kammerer set out to answer this as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. For Global Activism, Kammerer discuss the family planning priorities of tribal communities in Jharkhand, India.
Bright Hope International helps faith communities provide aid and assistance to the extreme poor in some of the world’s most devastated countries. The group works in areas such as crisis response, orphan relief, and recently started a program to rescue girls from the sex trade in northern India. We’ll talk with Bright Hope's CEO and president, C.H. Dyer.
Reese Mugerditchian heard Father Jamels James on Global Activism, in 2010, talk about his group, Leading India's Future Today (LIFT). After hearing and attending the Global Activism Expo, Reese was so inspired that she decided to volunteer with the group. Since then, she's been to India several times to work for LIFT. Mugerditchian and Dan Quinn, director of Operations for LIFT USA, are back from recent India trips to tell us what they did.