2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist

Seth Goldman

Honest Tea Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus 

Beyond Meat Executive Chair

Laura Lapp

Vice President, Sustainability and Culinary Services, Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Elizabeth Segran

Staff Writer, Fast Company

Paul Rice: Founder & CEO/ Fair Trade USA

Paul Rice

Founder & CEO, Fair Trade USA

All Speakers

Tony Talbott

Professor, Univesity of Dayton – Abolition Ohio

Daniella Simari

Undergraduate Student – Arizona State University

Teresa Baxter

Co-Founder – Fair Trade Long Beach

Sean Murray

Associate Professor –
St. John’s University

Chris Solt

Executive Director –
Fair Trade Federation

Zoe Sheppard

Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellow – St. John’s University & FT Campaigns

Christa Beall Diefenbach

Vice President, Marketing & Expansion – Nonprofit Leadership Alliance 

Steve Strang

Senior Consultant, Practice Director – Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Jose Oliva

Chicago Interfaith Workers’ Center Founder

Anne-Michele Boyle

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Chicago Community Engagement Fellow, UNICEF USA

President, Fair Trade Campaign at the University of Kentucky

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Rudi Dalvai

President/World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)

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Jailan Adly

Chief Executive Officer/ RefuSHE

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Espérance Gikundiro

RefuSHE U.S. Board Member/ RefuSHE

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A. Andrea Licari

Professor and Director of the Fashion Institute/ St. Johns University

Maya

Maya Westbrook

Student/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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Briyanna Jones

Student/Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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Chad Hiu

Director of Diversity and Inclusion/YMCA

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Billy Linstead Goldsmith

Director/Fair Trade Campaigns

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Atiya Raja

Organizer/Queens Fair Trade

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Kendra Penry

Houston Community Engagement Coordinator/Heifer International

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Mazahir Salih

Community Organizer​/ Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa 

 

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Marci Zaroff

ECOfashion Pioneer/MetaWear CEO

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Luis Miguel Garcia

General Manager/Cooperativa de Caficultores de Anserma

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Julie Whitmore

Student/John Carroll University

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Sharon Riechers

Vice-President, Treasurer/International Women’s Coffee Alliance

Elisha

Elisha Chan

Executive Director/Fair Trade LA

Blake Stok

Aquaculture Manager/Fair Trade USA

Isabel Uriarte

General Manager/CECANOR, Peru

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Anthony Kingsley

Local & Sustainable Prod Lead/US Foods

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Mary Morten

President/Morten Group

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Nathalie Marin-Gest

Sr. Director, Produce & Floral/Fair Trade USA

Jay Travis

Jay Travis

Adjunct Trainer/Midwest Academy

Dan Dahlke

VP of People and Philanthropy/Aspire and Aspire CoffeeWorks

Claude Toty

Farmer Lead Trainer/Fair Trade USA

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Lotus Thai

Sustainability Coordinator/Aramark at UC Irvine

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Katherine Bissell Cordova

Executive Director/Chicago Fair Trade

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Sapna Thottathil

Associate Director of  Sustainability/University of California

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Camila Rice-Aguilar

Student/Brown University Fair Food Campaign

Sagrario Angulo

Coordinator/Consorcio Ecuatoriano de Comercio Justo

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Krista Hicks

Sustainability Manager/Aramark

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Kevin Scribner

Owner/Forever Wild Seafood