Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
We invite you to:
A Sri Lankan Tea
Thursday, January 17
4:00 – 5:00 pm
at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center
210 E. Genesee St.
Did you see the article in Syracuse.com on our Girl Ambassador trip to Sri Lanka?
What our Girl Ambassadors realized was that the girls and women in Sri Lanka and Chile have many of the same human rights issues as we have, things like sexual and physical violence and pay inequity. But the workers in the tea plantations have other issues specific to their area, our Girl Ambassadors learned, things like not having an ambulance available to take them into the hospital when they are injured on the job (poisonous snake bites, for example) and the knee problems they face from the tedious labor of bending to pluck the tea leaves and carrying the heavy sacks of leaves on their backs.
To bring their issues to light and educate about their work, the tea plantation workers have established a National Tea Day on December 15. This year we are celebrating with them a month later. Our Girl Ambassadors to Sri Lanka, Leah Miller and Caroline Charles, will tell you about our trip and the amazing women and girls we met.
We invite you to join us for Sri Lankan tea and sweets this Thursday, January 17, from 4:00-5:00 pm to celebrate National Tea Day in honor of our new friends, Sri Lanka tea plantation workers.