CPT12 is proud to partner with Women’s Bean Project to celebrate women making a living and learning new skills in non-traditional settings like agriculture and manufacturing.
On Tuesday, August 21st at 7 pm, CPT12 aired FARMHER: THE DOCUMENTARY, a film that explores the important role women play in agriculture.
During breaks in the broadcast, Women’s Bean Project Chief Executive Tamra Ryan will join CPT12’s President and General Manager Kim Johnson and V.P. Content Dominic Dezzutti in the CPT12 studio to discuss issues central to the film and to the Women’s Bean Project – the transforming power of work and how one can make a living following one’s passion.
Watch the full program now.
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In 1989 Women’s Bean Project founder, Jossy Eyre, saw an opportunity to help women find self-sufficiency and achieve independence while volunteering at a daytime women’s shelter in Denver.
While the shelter kept the women safe, it didn’t help them make lasting changes in their lives. Thus, Women’s Bean Project was born with an investment of $500 of her own money and a chance to help women experience the dignity of work by learning how to get – and keep – a job.
FarmHer: The Documentary
In 2013, Marji Gulyer-Alaniz saw a commercial during the Super Bowl that was about American farmers. While the commercial moved her, she felt something was missing… images of women. It was then that she decided to devote her life to photographing women farmers and she created the organization FarmHer.
FARMHER: THE DOCUMENTARY looks at Marji’s photographic journey and the women she has profiled. The documentary follows seven women farmers from around the country and asks them to discuss what it’s like to be a woman in what is typically thought of as a man’s world.