The day after I published my post on gifts in kind, a minor eruption rocked the aid blog-and-twitterverse: a new charity tried to get 1 million t-shirts to ‘Africa’. See the gifts-in-kind post at the bottom for more information.
Here are the details:
Friday, April 30 at noon Eastern Time/US. Log in online at http://readytalk.com and use code 3979111. The call-in number is 866 740 1260 / 3979111. Alternative number is 303-248-0285. Local numbers can be found at http://www.readytalk.com/support/international-numbers.php (though, unfortunately, Liberia is not on the list, but skype call-in works)
We will be talking with you all (I hope!), Jason Sadler of One Million Shirts, @talesfromthhood, @tmsruge, Christopher Fabian (@unickf) and Erica Kochi (@uniemk) of UNICEF, @penelopeinparis, Laura Seay (@texasinafrica), and anyone else who would like to join in about this project, sustainable and responsible aid work, and the questions that the #1millionshirt project has raised about aid and development. We expect this to be a lively but respectful conversation in the spirit of a fruitful conversation. Please join us.
Suggested agenda for the 1-hour call:
- Introductions of roundtable participants
- Overview of 1 Million Shirts (Jason)/Goals and plan
- Comments from the aid community and response/local manufacturers/others
- Discussion and questions/comments from the audience (submitted through Ready Talk online to keep it manageable)
- Closing remarks
This promises to be a very interesting meeting, for which I will gladly give up a night’s sleep (it will start 2 AM local time where I live). Join the discussion and see how we can turn this into a project that will really help some people.
[Image: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.]