Grace Farms benefit 2019

Grace Farms Benefit Raises $1M, Half to Fight Slave Labor in World Construction Industry

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Grace Farms Foundation recently welcomed more than 300 human rights activists, scholars, acclaimed artists, art and culture influencers, and architecture and business leaders, to the Foundation’s fourth anniversary celebration. — an announcement from Grace Farms Foundation

The Oct. 19 event at Grace Farms in New Canaan included a performance by Parisa Khobdeh Dance Company and guest artists of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, an elegant zero-waste dinner, and entertainment by ELEW and saxophonist Marcus G. Miller. Tony’s Chocolonely was also recognized for its Open Chain business model for traceable, slave-free cocoa and its commitment to making 100% slave-free chocolate. The Foundation raised half a million dollars to champion ethical and environmentally-responsible supply chains, a focus of Grace Farms Foundation through the development of the Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group, which brings experts and industry leaders across the ecosystem of the built environment to illuminate modern slavery in the architecture and global construction industry.

Celine Cousteau Tribes on the Edge documentary

Celine Cousteau Presents Her Documentary Friday, July 19, About Protecting the Amazon

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Join Grace Farms Foundation at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 19 as Céline Cousteau presents an exclusive screening of her new film and impact campaign, Tribes on the Edge. — an announcement from the Grace Farms Foundation

It is estimated that the Amazon produces 20% of the world’s oxygen, and releases 55 gallons of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second. With no deforestation, mining, or poaching permitted on indigenous land, the last few tribes living there are the frontline guardians of an ecosystem crucial for life all over the world. This raw and evocative documentary reveals the daily struggles of the last few remaining tribes who find themselves fighting for survival in the Amazon. Discover the importance of protecting this invaluable area of our planet, hear the deeply moving stories of the indigenous peoples who safe guard it on our behalf, and learn some of the simple things that you can do to help. 

Céline Cousteau—filmmaker, environmentalist, and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau—has spent the past 5 years respectfully documenting, filming, and curating the story of all the indigenous peoples of the Javari to help them tell their story to the world.