force for good event WJA

Jewelry as a Force for Good

environmental issues jewelry presentations social issues sustainibility Oct 10, 2016

Jewelry as a force for good

Monday Oct. 17

Looking forward to both sharing information and learning from members of the WJA OH/KY chapter and community members.

Representing the dynamic women of the Ohio Kentucky chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association.
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Invites you to:

A conversation, Jewelry as a Source for Good with Christina Tatiana Miller
Ethical Metalsmiths Co-Founder and advisory council chair, and board member at Maketank Inc.

Christina T. Miller aims to motivate responsible creative decision making by looking closely at where the materials we use to create our jewelry, come from. Jewelry as a Force for Good includes information for people involved in every facet of the jewelry industry. Taking an international scope, Miller will highlight the top five social and environmental issues facing the jewelry industry today, as well as the good news which keeps us inspired to continue. You'll leave with the knowledge of what you can do.

When: Monday, October 17th at 5:30-8pm

Where: The Towers of RIVERCENTER
Auditorium/Media Room, Lobby Level
50 E. River Center Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011
(Same building where JNO was)

Food and drinks will be served!
Mix and mingle 5:30-6pm, presentation will begin at 6pm, followed by Q & A.
Link for tickets below.

About Christina:
Christina T. Miller is an independent consultant inspiring and mentoring bold social and environmental leadership in jewelry and the arts. Miller’s background as an artist, art professor as well as her history with Ethical Metalsmiths* as co-founder in 2004, former executive director and most recently advisory council chair makes her a sought after resource. She shares her expertise with individuals, universities, companies and non-profit organizations seeking to creatively address sustainability goals. In 2016 Miller launched Christina Tatiana Miller Consulting and current clients include Richline Group (a Berkshire-Hathaway Company), the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance – a responsible mining standard and certification scheme and several independent jewelers, including Merzatta and Bario-Neal.

Christina presents regularly at schools and universities such as Mass College of Art & Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Pratt Institute. She holds a BFA from Millersville University, PA and an MFA from East Carolina University, NC.

*Ethical Metalsmiths is a non-profit advocacy organization founded in 2004 that strives to engage jewelry students, to bring attention to the responsible and pioneering practices of independent jewelers and to increase responsibility in the jewelry industry overall. In 2013 EM successfully introduced certified Fairmined gold to the US in collaboration with 23 independent jewelers and designed its popular Radical Jewelry Makeover project going strong since 2007.

WJA Members: $25
Not-Yet Members or at the door: $30
Students: $20

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