“Farm-to-Glass” Was A Great Success (“Farm-to-Glass” era un gran éxito)

In addition to raising close to $20,000MXN in material and financial support for indigenous women and PSYDEH, we:

  • brought together 81 people from 18 countries;
  • produced the “human library” experience where native women leaders shared with and learned from foreigners and Mexicans living in Mexico City;
  • linked with new collaborators, including a group who travels north on May 30 to meet Network women leaders.

Three participants write post experience:

– “An event like Farm-to-Glass celebrates the power of speech and interaction between people. PSYDEH was able to create a collaborative environment where people could, first hand, discover social and cultural perspectives held by indigenous women in Mexico, as told by themselves. At the same time, we were able to connect with local and food products brought by the women themselves. This helped me and others to expand our understanding of the scope of, and the differences between, living cultures in Mexico.” (- Ignacio, España)

– “The venue was nice, the human library interesting and the women leaders were engaging. For me, the event was stylish, new and fun.” (Yergali, Canada and Kazakhstan)

“Unlike many other fundraising events for social programs (without taking away their due value), PSYDEH’s “Farm-to-Glass” achieved something unusual: a legitimate conversation between attendees and women leaders to which the program is directed. During this sincere and interesting activity, increased awareness of the needs and views of both parties begot a shared path on which both side’s intentions could be shared. Combined with the impressive cacophony of languages of the various countries represented among the participants, the stories of everyone involved, and an informative environment on social development with a high level of knowledge possessed by the organizers, a truly exciting event was achieved through which I’m sure many participants became fans of PSYDEH’s work and that of the impressive and prepared indigenous women raising their own flag.” (- Diogo, Brasil y México)

 

– “I asked the women about their biggest concern, an area in which I could help. They told me that it costs $1,000 Pesos to enroll a child in school each year. Because these women are usually the chief breadwinners of the family — their children often have to work in order to help put food on the table — they said it is impossible to save money at all. For me, how can they save $1,000 Pesos, multiplied by several children, each year, so that their children can go to school?  It just doesn’t make sense. I have friends in Costa Rica who run a non profit called El Puente, which receives donations for enrolling BriBri Indigenous children in school each year. Why can’t we find donors to help these Hidalgo families send their children to school?” (Connie, United States)

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Recaudamos casi $20,000MXN en recursos financieros y materiales para las mujeres indígenas y PSYDEH. Además, nos:

  • reunimos 81 personas de 18 países;
  • innovamos la biblioteca humana cuando líderes mujeres hablaban con extranjeros y ciudadanos de la ciudad de Mexico;
  • vinculamos con nuevos colaboradores, por ejemplo, el lunes, 30 de Mayo, algunos de los participantes del evento van a viajar al norte para conocer más líderes mujeres de la Red “paraguas”.

Dos participantes del evento escriben:

– “Un evento de estás características demuestra por si mismo el poder de la palabra y la interacción entre las personas, la organización de PSYDEH supo crear el ambiente de colaboración para que cada uno, de primera mano, descubriera los detalles o las incógnitas en la perspectiva social y cultural de las mujeres indígenas en México, contado por ellas mismas. Al mismo tiempo, el impulso y contacto con los productos y gastronomía locales que ellas nos trajeron, ayudan a ampliar la visión del participante acerca del alcance y las diferencias entre cada cultura viva existente en el país.” (- Ignacio, España)

– “El ambiente era agradable, la biblioteca humana era interesante y las lideres mujeres eran  estimulantes. Para mi, el evento era a la ultimá, moderno y divertido.” (Yergali, Canada and Kazakhstan)

– “A diferencia de diversos otros eventos de recaudación de fondos para programas sociales (sin quitarles su debido valor), el evento de PSYDEH “Farm-to-Glass” ha logrado algo inusitado: una legítima conversa entre los asistentes y las líderes de las comunidades a las cuales se dirige el programa. En el transcurso de esta actividad sincera e interesante, se pudo demostrar una concientización de las necesidades y visiones de ambos grupos y, por ende, crear un camino encontrado en ambas intenciones. Al unirse esto con la impresionante cacofonía de idiomas de los diversos países representados, las historias de todos los involucrados, y un ambiente comunicativo de desarrollo social con un alto nivel de conocimiento por parte de los organizadores, se logró un evento verdadero y apasionante a través del cual estoy seguro que muchos se harán adeptos a la causa que promueve PSYDEH juntamente con las impresionantes y preparadas mujeres indigenas que levantan esta bandera.” (- Diogo, Brasil y México)

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