of Southern Colorado


August 2013 - Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, Room 21, Basement
420 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Our speaker for August was Sarah Ray, co-founder of Yobel Market. Her title is: The Business of Freedom: Alleviating poverty and unjust labor through equitable trade. She will explain how sustainable business development plays a role in alleviating poverty and thereby reducing risk while providing an alternative to unjust labor, including work within the sex industry.

After receiving her degree in Religious Studies from Drury University, Sarah spent many months in travel and service within the developing world which later inspired her to co-found an international justice organization and fair-trade initiative called Yobel Market in 2008. With a history of ministry and service work through Young Life and the local church, Sarah cultivated a desire to see individuals set free from oppression and captivity which led to her position as Executive Director for Yobel International, a non-profit seeking to empower communities to pursue the hope of freedom and abundant life through ethical business initiatives. When not traveling within the developing world teaching entrepreneurial skills, Sarah acts as consultant, speaker, and writer. She resides in Woodland Park, CO with her husband of 7 years, Brian Ray. On days of rest, Sarah is most likely to be found buried in a book, hiking out-of-doors or pursuing her "foodie interests" in a local café or very own kitchen.

                    Our meetings are open to organizations and individuals who are interested in stopping
                    Modern Day Slavery, especially in our community.

                    For meeting information, please contact: bedwards12@aol.com                    
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