May Event Schedule
Social activism, education and social justice are at the heart of everything we do at Dean's Beans. Sometimes we struggle to show you how much we actually DO - since we also want to highlight the coffee we sell. As you all know, our coffee sales provide us with the ability to sponsor, to donate, and to do outreach here at home and abroad. So, we decided to give you a snap shot of our activism, sponsorship, and just plain fun events for the month of May.
We know that our education and social justice model SEPARATES us from those other coffee companies that simply slap on the "fair trade" label, or use the term "socially responsible" but do not back it up with ACTION. So without further ado, here is where you can find us this month:
*May 1st: Valley Gives Donations: Coffee to Citizens Awareness Network. CAN is a grassroots environmental organization working to end the production of unaffordable and dangerous nuclear waste and power, and replace it with sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy generation. We are therefore committed to a democratically led, environmentally just, and scientifically sound solution for nuclear waste. http://www.nukebusters.org/
*May 1st: Local Solutions 2018: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference in Manchester, NH from April 30 through May 2 (Sponsor and Demo) http://www.communityresilience-center.org/conferences/local-solutions-conference-2018/
*May 4th: WGBH Donation
*May 5th: SHEA THEATER DONATION A special performance by Lake Street Dive on Saturday May 5th at 8pm with 100% of the concert proceeds going to benefit the Shea Theater Arts Center. We will be there tabling and handing out coupons! https://sheatheater.org/
*May 12th: Our Java Trekker Coffee Truck will be at The Watch City Steampunk Festival. The WCSF brings together steampunks and people of all ages and interests into Waltham, MA for a day of artisan and craft vendors, spectacular entertainment, food, fun and more! https://www.watchcityfestival.com/about-wcsf/
*May 15th: 12:30pm Coffee Tasting & Talk, for the Polus Center's "Dark To Light: From Conflict to Coffee" Exhibition and Fundraiser. Join Michael Lundquist & Dean Cycon for a cup of coffee and conversation. At the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, they'll talk about the connections between coffee and conflict and how the Coffeelands Trust supports victims of conflict in coffee regions around the world. Coffee Tasting & Talk is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended - click here.
*May 21st: 1:30pm Center School in Greenfield Field Visit. 20+ 7th graders will be visiting the beanery to learn more about fair trade in action! https://centerschool.net/
*Ongoing donations: Amherst Survival Center (Monthly Coffee Donations)