Monthly Archives: January 2017

A Laborer’s Perspective

Edwina Patterson is a nearly 4 year Laborer from Moundsview, Minnesota. She decided to come to India when she saw our first outreach flyer at the Women Build Nations Conference last April. She was moved by the picture of the … Continue reading

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Kathleen Santora, proud union Painter is in India

Delegate Kathleen Santora from Lynn, MA, member of District Council 35, Local 939, never imagined she would be in India with other Tradeswomen. She talks of the resilience of the women here and the courage of women working under such … Continue reading

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Two day conference with government, labour and civic leaders

23 January We spent two and a half days at the V.V. Giri Labour Institute in Noida, a suburb of Delhi. Our thanks to Dr. Ellina Samantroy, Associate Fellow at the Institute, who did an amazing job of organizing the … Continue reading

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Just got to add this picture…

…of Marcus before going to bed. Thanks, Beth, Good night from Delhi from the US Delegation of Tradeswomen.

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It has been hectic!

Friday, 20 January 2017 The fourteen Delegates arrived last Sunday and Monday. Depending on their arrival time, they had a day or two in Delhi to settle in and see some of the city. Lost luggage was resolved fairly easily. … Continue reading

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Day One: Electrician Noreen Buckley’s first impressions

The Delegation is landing! Folks will be arriving today through Tuesday. The Boston group has been delayed and after spending an extra day in Amsterdam will be here early Tuesday morning. Electrician Noreen Buckley arrived last Monday night and spent … Continue reading

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The First Delegation of US Tradeswomen to India, 16-31 January, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Oh, my blog followers! Some of you know me personally and have asked, “Why no posts?” To others farther afield, I just faded away and have now reappeared. Let me catch up those who have been … Continue reading

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