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Conscious Capitalism Chicago – The Magic of Rumi Spice

March 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What do Afghan farmers, U.S. veterans and high-end restaurants have in common?

Hearing the story of Rumi Spice from its founders is remarkable. Kimberly Jung and Keith Alaniz will share how their conscious enterprise in Chicago is shifting the paradigm for Afghan farmers – and strengthening relationships across the globe at the same time.

Named after the 13th-century Persian poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Rumi Spice partners with Afghan farmers to bring top-quality, sustainably farmed saffron to customers around the world. Started by a team of US military veterans joining forces with a lawyer who worked for the Afghan Rural Enterprise Development Program, Rumi sources saffron from local Afghan farms and employs more than 300 women in Herat, Afghanistan to hand-harvest the delicate crimson stigmas of the flowers. Committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy, Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure. They are laying a foundation for peace, one saffron flower at a time.

The session will build on the Rumi Spice story, challenging attendees to consider ways they can bring creative new approaches for business into their enterprises as well.

Details

Date:
March 29, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultivating-peace-the-magic-of-rumi-spice-tickets-32236217394

Organizer

Conscious Capitalism Chicago
Phone:
847-420-5614
Email:
lcapps@consciouscapchicago.org
Website:
www.consciouscapitalismchicago.org

Venue

Edelman Chicago
200 E. Randolph, 63rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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