Our video spot about us at the event
When Rosa Brignone, founder of Time For Equality, asked me to partner with her association to organise the free live event “The Harvest - Fair work, fair price, fair pay”, I felt so honoured! When I got her invitation to be a guest speaker as well, it took no time to accept.
Held October 28 at the Rotondes in full compliance with all secure safety and hygiene standards, the event shed some light on the social and human cost of our food, while presenting The Orange Girl as a good example of a small food business inspired by ethical values.
An audience of approximately 30 people was welcomed to the exclusive screening of the docu-musical The Harvest (2017) which showed the daily exploitation of foreign farmworkers in Italian agri-food production. After an interactive conversation with the public, the virtual talk with the award-winning photographer and journalist Stefania Prandi, author of "Oro Rosso" (2018), focused the attention on the poor and unsafe working conditions of female workers in greenhouses and fields during the pandemic. The event culminated with my presentation, in which I shared my small business story and the roots of the short, transparent food supply chain set up to support small producers in Sicily, talking about what it’s like to be a female founder and my hopes for the future of The Orange Girl.
"The Harvest - Fair work, fair price, fair pay" was the first event opening the cycle Expressions of Humanity 2020-2021, an awareness raising series promoted by Time for Equality to highlight the power of arts and personal stories to reach individuals and achieve real change.
So, from me here at The Orange Girl, thank you Time for Equality for the invite and the event. I would be pleased to assist in promoting and organising amazing awareness-raising initiatives like that one!
Time For Equality is a civil society initiative launched in April 2013 by Rosa Brignone, a former senior EU policy professional, specialist in and passionate about equality, inclusion and diversity. Time for Equality aims at contributing to a better and fairer society built on a culture of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, equity and justice. Officially registered as a non-profit association in Luxembourg, it has no paid staff and it is run entirely by volunteers.To find out more, visit the website https://timeforequality.org/.
Stefania Prandi interview at the event (Video with English captions)
Event Video : The Harvest - Fair work, fair price, fair pay
Photos of the day - Photo credits: Yuki Fujita, Imma Di Marco