Join us for an awesome evening of stellar performances to celebrate the Keep the Change Timor Leste and Earthworker Coffee Cooperative and launch our Crowdfunder. This will be a great night of global solidarity featuring a fantastic lineup of musicians including Paulie Stewart from the Painters and Dockers, Gil Santos from the Dili Allstars, slide guitarist, Dan Musil plus a variety of up and coming performers. Funds raised on the night will support Timor Leste Coffee Farmers in the district of Ermera to buy equipment and train farmers to grow and export organic coffee to a solidarity-based distribution network in Australia.
Earthworker Cooperative, in partnership with Timorese farmers' union UNAER, established farmers' organisation KSI and COHAR economic cooperative under the leadership of Farmer Unions and Cooperatives in Timor Leste, is setting about building a stronger and more effective distribution network for their cooperatively owned and grown, organic coffee in Australia.
Many local organisations have endorsed Keep the Change and are beginning to actively work towards its success. These include Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC), Union Aid Abroad -APHEDA, Jesuit Social Services, Friends of the Earth, The Brigidines and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, along with many other communities and individuals.
This project brings together Unions, Faith Communities, Environment/Climate organisations, progressive Small Businesses and individuals who wish to draw economics and justice more closely together. Keep the Change Coop aims to strengthen the social sector of the economy in both Australia and Timor Leste through international solidarity.
Tickets available from Humantix.