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International Folk Art Market Marks 15 Years In Santa Fe

Chantha Nguon Cambodia

July 13, 2018 – This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Launched in 2004, it has brought around 1,000 master folk artists from 98 countries to Santa Fe and those artisans have generated $28 million in sales, most of which has gone back home to their communities, funding everything from schools to hospitals to community centers. Since its first year, the Market has attracted 233,000 visitors and had an overall economic impact of $142 million dollars. Through mentoring, business workshops and connections to international buyers and markets, the Market has helped preserve and revive traditional arts in danger of dying out by helping artisans make a sustainable living that allows them to continue creating and innovating.  Many of the cooperatives and artisan organizations who attend the market have helped women with few options achieve economic independence and support their families.



Jeff Snell, CEO, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Porfirio Gutierrez, Zapotec weaver from Mexico

Chantha Nguon, Stung Treng Women’s Development Center/Mekong Blue from Cambodia


Additional reading:

International Folk Art Market Artists Use Craft To Overcome Genocide – KUNM

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives To Toxic Dyes – New York Times

Weaving Lives Of Silk And Freedom – Freedom’s Promise

Silk Scarves Combat Sex Trade – NPR

Porfirio Gutierrez – website

Porfirio Gutierrez, Zapotec, To Share His Smithsonian Research With His Oaxacan Community – First American Art

Mekong Blue – website for Chantha Nguon’s organization

Through Folk Art Some Of The World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs Find Hope – Fortune

Visiting The World’s Largest International Folk Art Market – PBS Newshour

Lin Farley: On Coining The Term “Sexual Harassment”

January 26, 2018 – Lin Farley was a journalist and an instructor at Cornell University when she coined the term “sexual harassment” to summarize what so many women were experiencing at their jobs across the country. She went on to write the book “Sexual Shakedown: The Sexual Harassment of Women on the Job.”

It was a watershed moment the abuse of power so many women experienced in their jobs finally had a name. Many realized they weren’t alone, that other women were experiencing the same things they were, and there was great optimism that workplace culture would change.

When Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1992, many advocates believed, again, that real change would take place. There has certainly been progress, but as we have learned, sexual harassment and abuse have continued to thrive in many workplaces, from Hollywood studios to agricultural fields and factory floors. Lin Farley told correspondent Megan Kamerick what she thinks needs to happen to create a truly equal workplace without harassment.


Lin Farley, author and workplace harassment expert

There is some language in this interview that might make some people uncomfortable.  In addition, some of the words may violate FCC rules about appropriate on-air content.

When we aired this segment, we “bleeped” the most controversial words and phrases. The web video, however, is unaltered.

As you will hear, Farley thinks it is important to use specific language when talking about sexual harassment, even if it makes people cringe.

What do you think about her stance on how we talk about sexual harassment? And what do you think about our decision to edit the broadcast version? Leave your comments here or fill out our contact form.

Additional Reading:
Who Came Up With The Term Sexual Harassment? Washington Post
I Coined The Term Sexual Harassment. Corporations Stole It. New York Times
Women Begin To Speak Out About Sexual Harassment New York Times 1975 article
The First Brave Woman Who Alleged Sexual Harassment Legacy.com
Sexual Harassment, Revisited On The Media
Women Are Speaking Up About Sexual Harassment. Is A Sea Change Coming? PBS News Hour
What Men Didn’t Say At the Golden Globes The Atlantic
This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work The Cut