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  The Movement Messenger | Vol. 2 – Issue 11 | December 2015
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Reflections on 2015

Friends and colleagues,

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support of Movement Media and our work this year. We look forward to deepening our relationships and work together in 2016. 

Movement has accomplished a lot in the past year! We are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had to engage in meaningful work and are proud of our achievements. In order to share some reflections with you, we’ve adapted our regular format: this newsletter’s In The News section will feature highlights of the best press coverage we generated in 2015, and in the On Our Minds section, each of us share a reflection on one of our favorite projects from this past year.

Please stay in touch in 2016 and let’s create some movement together! Wishing you all the joy and all the justice, this next year and beyond. 

Ryan, Lauren, Jazmín, Tom, and Michelle
on behalf of Movement Media


In the News

Outside Expo West
Noshing through thousands of ideas at Natural Products Expo West
by Mary MacVean

Live Wire! Audio
"Coming Clean" with David Bronner, Will Hines & Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
by Luke Burbank
Happy at work
Mind Your Health: Workplace Wellness
by Neda Iranpour
David in a hemp field
Soap Company with Ethical Vegan CEO Donates Over $150,000 to Animal Orgs
by Hannah Sentence 
Emanuel Bronner
Soap Opera: The Wild Life and Times of Dr. Bronner 
by Great Big Story
Alex White Plume
Pine Ridge reservation farmer banned from growing hemp seeks reprieve
by Associated Press
Homeowner, Highland Hemp House
Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal   
by Wendy Koch
Kentucky hemp farmWhy Kentucky farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to an unlikely new crop
by Christopher Booker 
Hemp bud
DEA Raid on Tribe's Cannabis Crop Infuriates and Confuses Reformers
by Steven Nelson

Artwork of farmers and food
Food, Farming and Climate Change: It’s Bigger than Everything Else
by Ryan Zinn
Ag-Gag protestors
Ag-gag Laws: A Threat to Us All
by Ryan Fletcher 

Z Magazine
Why Things Are Going to Get Worse…And Why We Should Be Glad
by Eric Laursen
Fugazi playing the Washington Monument
Positive Force: the film that remembers when punk took on the White House
by Stacey Anderson

On our Minds

RyanRyan: It was really inspiring to help Dr. Bronner’s publish their first annual “All-One Report” in 2015, and it was an honor to promote it. I even wrote this article in it. I also had a blast working with Ryan Zinn and Gather Films to produce the movie Small Scale Farmers Cool the Planet. One year later since we started that project, regenerative agriculture has been a big focus surrounding the Paris climate talks, and Michael Pollan recently editorialized in the Washington Post about the benefits of soil health in combatting climate change. 
Lauren: I thoroughly enjoyed working on this year's Hemp History Week video: Grow Our Future. From initial conception, shooting on location in Kentucky, to the editing process with Bell Visuals and our super creative campaign team--this proved to be a challenging but rewarding project, and I'm inspired to do more video production in the future! 
Jazmín: In April, we worked with Fair World Project to publicize their support of a berry boycott started by Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an independent labor union representing workers on Sakuma Farms in Washington State. Driscoll’s Berries is a principal buyer from that farm, and concurrently faced a strike by farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico. Oaxacan campesinxs in 2 countries fighting 1 company to respect their rights beg the questions: who is allowed to cross borders, how, and for whose benefit?  
Tom: My favorite project this year was introducing the Dr. Bronner's rebrand with "Old and Improved" labels on the entire product line. I love how the new labels look and how smooth they feel in your hand. 
Michelle: This is the second year that Dr. Bronner's has committed itself to promoting animal advocacy. Through donations and educational campaigns, such as Eating with a Conscience, Dr Bronner's has furthered the cause of treating animals with respect and concern. It makes me proud to do work for a company whose principals align with my own. Animals should not be treated as lesser beings, and the hope that one day everyone will realize this is something that's always on my mind.

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