rHope and Mad Guru were both very excited to attend the 8th Annual Fair Trade and Conscious Gifts Holiday Bazaar this past Saturday. The event was organized by 9to5, National Association of Working Women. It was great to see so many wonderful organizations including Afghan Womens Mission. Garment Workers Center Los Angeles, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Fair Trade LA and more! We loved the 10 year old girl who made cupcakes, brownies and fudge. She was raising money to donate all proceeds to the food bank!
The event took place at First Unitarian Church which in addition to spirituality is also about social justice They have provided sanctuary for Central American war refugees in the 1980s, and current work includes securing full civil rights for LGBTQ persons, and just and compassionate immigration laws, social justice work is a vital part of what they do. While we arrived in the morning we saw that they were passing out food to homeless folks.
Check out some of the photos here