Join us on June 3rd at 7PM ET / 4PM PT for a private online screening of the documentary River of Gold, followed by a livestream Q&A with co-director Sarah duPont, WJA Foundation President Brandee Dallow, sustainable business strategist Christina Miller, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nicholas Nehamas.
Presented by the WJA Foundation, Amazon Aid Foundation, and Ethical Metalsmiths, this event will explore opportunities for a better way forward and how to participate in the work of positive, transformative change.
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) was founded to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and mentorship. WJA Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supports WJA’s mission of providing educational and business opportunities that allow women to reach their full career potential. The screening will benefit WJA Foundation’s newly launched Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Education Fund. In partnership with leading institutions and organizations, this fund supports education for sustainability champions and leaders which will help innovate the future of the industry, with the goal of protecting the planet for generations to come.
“WJA Foundation is pleased to kick-off our newly created Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Education Fund with a private free screening of River of Gold. We are thrilled to partner with leading organizations, including Amazon Aid Foundation and Ethical Metalsmiths, to help provide WJA members with access to educational materials, insights and resources on responsible sourcing practices. Donations from this event will go directly toward funding education scholarships to foster sustainability champions in our industry. ” — WJA Executive Director, Jennifer Markas.
Ethical Metalsmiths is a community of caring buyers, jewelers, designers, and suppliers. Committed to responsible, environmentally-sound practices for all facets of the Jewelry Industry, we strive to connect and educate people globally from mine to market.
“Our aim with River of Gold is to show the impact of illicit and unregulated gold mining in order to inspire change,” notes River of Gold Co-Director & Amazon Aid Foundation Founder Sarah duPont. “It’s only through a collaborative process with incredible organizations like Ethical Metalsmiths and WJA that industry transformation will happen. We are honored to present the film at this special event.”