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Day 7: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/23), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Craig Edelman

Occupation: Co-founder of Switchboard

Is an advocate for: Health professionals working together to improve patient care in the developing world.

 

 

Name: Caleb Zigas

Occupation: Director of La Cocina

Is an advocate for: Everyone having an opportunity to make a living doing something that they do. On a daily basis I advocate for the rights of people to be equals, no matter where they come from.


Name: Taryn Miller-Stevens

Occupation: Director of Partnerships at Change.org and Chief Big Idea Builder at MBM

Is an advocate for: Challenging the status quo.

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications open until 10/23!)

Day 6: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/23), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Liz Presson

Occupation: Client Happiness Manager at iConnect

Is an advocate for: Living a minimalistic lifestyle. Not too long ago, I lived in a beautiful apartment in Washington, D.C. with tons of “stuff.” I left that apartment and all of that stuff for NYC, and I’ve never been more happy. Lesson learned: materialistic items don’t create happiness.

 

Name: Adam Winski

Occupation: Special Operations at Help Remedies and Co-Founder of Tagai Mentorship

Is an advocate for: Getting outside of your bubble, challenging your thinking, inviting new perspectives, and appreciation rather than tolerance. And drinking really good coffee direct from farmers.


Name: Melissa Foster Cook

Occupation: Founder of Brilliant Life Design

Is an advocate for: Positive mindset and productivity. The combination of these two qualities will make your dreams a reality.

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications open until 10/23!)

Day 5: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/16 10/23!), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Julian Coleman

Occupation: Founder & CEO of Janum

Is an advocate for: Transparent and authentic business and empowering consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.

 

Name: Shivani Siroya

Occupation: Founder & CEO of InVenture Fund

Is an advocate for: Every business owner, no matter how large or small, having access to the same capital, tools, and guidance to grow their businesses and follow their dreams.


Name: Hen Chung

Occupation: Founder of Rad and Hungry

Is an advocate for: Public transportation. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Always a trip guaranteed to turn any ride into a full-on adventure!

 

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications close 10/16. Applications now open until 10/23!)

Day 4: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/16 10/23!), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Rahim B. Kanani

Occupation: Writer, advocate, strategist, and entrepreneur for global social change. Consultant at the World Bank Institute and official contributor to Forbes.com

Is an advocate for: The realization of global social change through awareness, education, and inspiration.

 

Name: Rob Katz

Occupation: Portfolio Manager at Acumen Fund and Co-Founder of NextBillion.net

Is an advocate for: Tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase meaning “repairing the world.” In practice, this means investing in businesses that provide critical services to the poor.


Name: Shabnam Aggarwal

Occupation: Revolutionary & change agent at Digital Green

Is an advocate for: The revolution of education.

 

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications close 10/16. Applications now open until 10/23!)

Day 3: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/16 10/23!), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Ryan Fix

Occupation: Founder & Director at Pure Project

Is an advocate for: All people connecting with their pure intentions and seeking to promote a common good in the world, using their unique talents.

 

 

Name: Amber Rae

Occupation: Chief Happiness Officer at iConnect and Creator of Revolution.is

Is an advocate for: Inspiring meaningful action, catalyzing positive change and sparking unconventional thought. In everything I do, I hope to change the way people see and experience the world.


Name: Led Black

Occupation: Editor-in-Chief at Uptown Collective

Is an advocate for: Self-determination. If you want a better life, a better job or a better world, then commit to start, this very moment, doing the heavy lifting that entails. Don’t wait for the right circumstances or the right people to do what has to be done. My motto is “done is better than perfect.”  Too many people procrastinate in the name of perfection. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Get to stepping!

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications close 10/16. Applications now open until 10/23!)

Day 2: They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/16 10/23!), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Tricia Sweeney

Occupation: Community Leader, Liga Masiva Advocate Program.

Is an advocate for: Family dinners and spending time together in the kitchen; knowing where your food comes from and giving back to those who work hard to produce it.

For experiential learning and giving every student (old or young at heart) the opportunity to put what they are being taught into action, at home or abroad.

For telling stories from across the world and across cultural divides.  For creating a true representation of the work development organizations do and for creating impactful programs that deliver on the outcomes that marketing campaigns promise.

For always, always, seeing the bright side.

 

Name: Maria Springer

Occupation: Co-Founder & Executive Director at LivelyHoods.

Is an advocate for: Creating livelihood opportunities for youth in urban slums.


Name: Niechelle Wade

Occupation: Owner at Sunny Hill Farm.

Is an advocate for: Our right to healthy, local food… and the knowledge of how to obtain and keep it.

 

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications close 10/16. Applications now open until 10/23!)

They’re advocates. Are you?

Liga Masiva is launching an Advocate Program, searching the world for 100 amazing people that will help us advocate for (and build!) a global farmers’ market. For every day that the Advocate Program applications are open (10/7-10/16 10/23!), we’re sharing stories of innovators and influencers that are advocating in a big way. Want to share your own advocate story or learn more about the advocate program? Read more here or email us!


Name: Danielle Laporte

Occupation: Strategic and intuitive business advisor. Writer of White Hot Truth.

Is an advocate for: Ruthless compassion, owning your desires, the entrepreneurial spirit, conscious birth choices, and educating children to create the world they want to live in.

 

Name: Teju Ravilochan

Occupation: Co-Founder & VP Partnerships and Communication at The Unreasonable Institute

Is an advocate for: People becoming aware of their own power. In its current form, that means entrepreneurs. And it’s not that everyone has to start their own business but I really believe in the impact of taking things into your own hands and taking agency for the situation around you. I also really believe that becoming aware of your own power really comes from communities and relationships… so for people to recognize their own power, creating community is the path.


Name: Michael Karnjanaprakorn

Occupation: Co-founder / CEO at Skillshare.

Is an advocate for: Democratizing education.

 

 

Are you an advocate? Want to be? Liga Masiva is choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help build a “global farmers’ market.” By helping spread the word and grow the member community, advocates will play a crucial role in a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime. Apply now! (Applications close 10/16. Applications now open until 10/23!)

Connection makes change at home, too.

 

Last week, two of our team members, Emily and Hilary, were interviewed by Melonie Tharpe, the mastermind behind FEED Atlanta. As the website states, “The FEED is Atlanta’s source for everything good. If you want to connect with the people and organizations working to make your city and your world a better, cooler place, the FEED is right for you.”  Check out our interview here.
The FEED profiles super cool initiatives around the Atlanta area, aiming to build a network between people addressing similar issues around the city.  This is important because it allows people to join forces when they might not otherwise know each other.  In this way, people find others who are getting healthy food into schools, learn about ways that social enterprise can address homelessness, and find out about awesome good work events going on their area.

Does something like this exist where you live?  Let us know!  Like we’ve said, in our opinion, connection changes the world.  It’s awesome to see ways that people are innovating to make local connections, just like we are trying to do across national borders.  Nice work Mel.

 

This is Tricia Sweeney. She’s awesome.

Over here at Liga Masiva, we’ve been working on launching something we call our Advocate Program.

We’re choosing 100 go-getters who care about making a difference to help us build a global farmers’ market. Advocates will play a crucial role in creating a global movement… and make connections that will last a lifetime.

It’s a pretty big deal for us, and when we were looking for a Community Leader for the program, we couldn’t think of anyone better than Tricia Sweeney (pictured at left, laughing joyously, as usual.)

Tricia is one of the most vibrant, passionate people we know. She is as kind and inspiring as she is practical… and makes a mean iced coffee. A graduate of UCal San Diego, Tricia has excelled at everything from teaching yoga, to leading service trips in the Dominican Republic, to building the portfolio at Chronicle Books. A creative innovator, Tricia has pioneered many projects at Liga Masiva, including work with La Cocina SF and a “pop up” Global Farmers’ Market in San Francisco.

We’re so honored to have her join us… and we invite you to look out for more amazing stuff from Tricia soon!

Introducing…

We’ve got some great news to share with you and we couldn’t be more excited.

The good news? Brooklyn Roasting Company has joined us as our new artisan roasting partner. They are principled, hilarious, creative… and they roast coffee to a nuanced peak of delicious that is just right for our beans.

After over two years of a fantastic collaboration with L’aveggio Coffee in Binghamton, NY, a variety of logistics prompted a move. So following an extensive search for someone to fill L’aveggio’s very large shoes… we’ve found just the people.

One question that you might have for us as a faithful Liga Masiva coffee drinker is: will this new partnership change the flavor of my morning cup? As diehard Liga Masiva drinkers ourselves, we share your reluctance to mess with a good thing. So while there will be some different nuances, (and we can’t wait to hear what you think about them!) the core characteristics of our roasts will remain. And, as every coffee connoisseur knows, there are actually seasonal variations in our beans all the time anyway, so you’ve likely experienced a range of flavors already.

We’ll be sharing more about this collaboration soon. For now, we just want to warmly welcome Jim and Michael at Brooklyn Roasting… and let all of you know the good news. As always, reach out to us with any comments or questions!

 

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