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FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
AT THE COMMON GROUND FAIR
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The Common Ground Country Fair will be held on Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th. Three keynote speakers will be featured during the Fair to offer their insights on various topics that impact the community and the environment. Jill Agnew, farmer, Willow Pond Farm will speak on Friday, September 22nd at 11 AM. Jill will be presenting on “Community Supported Agriculture – Looking Back, Looking Forward, A 40-Year Story”. She will talk about what visions lie ahead to maintain a positive impact in the community and how basic human values are supported, taught and nurtured. Sherri Mitchell, an indigenous rights attorney, teacher and spiritual activist, will speak on Saturday, September 23rd at 11 AM.
Sherri will discuss “Standing on Indigenous Rights” and the need for developing unity with indigenous rights movements, focusing on everyone’s shared connection with the earth and ones interdependence with one another. Jonathan Rosenthal, Executive Director of the New Economy Coalition and Co-Founder of Equal Exchange will present on Sunday, September 24th at 11 AM. Jonathan will focus on “From Local to System and Rural to Urban: Building a New Economy,” while explaining the interconnectedness of the many different struggles for justice, looking at the connection between local work and systemic transformation. All three of these keynote speakers will be present at The Common. Keep in mind, the schedule is subject to change. The Common Ground Country Fair will be located on 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. For more information contact 207-568-4142, email: mofga@mofga.org or visit www.mofga.org for a full schedule of events.