Sharon Prince is a well-known figure for those in the small town of New Canaan, Connecticut and those who are looking to have an effect on the issue of social justice throughout the world.
As the leader of the Grace Farms Foundation, the former head of the Icelandic outerwear company, 66 North has taken an unused area of the border region between Connecticut and New York and turned it into a world-renowned community center. Alongside providing the people of New Canaan with a new experience for the arts and educational sectors, Sharon Prince is bringing global leaders to the region to address some of the world’s most important issues.
One of the main areas of concern for Sharon Prince has been the fight to bring an end to contemporary slavery, which has become far more widespread than many imagine in the 21st-century. During the first day of activities at Sharon Prince Grace Farms in 2015, one of the first discussions to take place was an educational seminar regarding the problem of child trafficking.
In an article with Patch.com entitled “Grace Farms Foundation Signs Deal To Fight Contemporary Slavery”, talks about the Memorandum of Understanding with the country of Georgia and Unchain which discusses creation of set of standards and practices that promote supply chain transparency to help bring an end to the world’s largest, yet under recognized problem: contemporary slavery.
Combining the three pillars of society as conceived by Sharon Prince, which include education, the arts, and theology makes the Sharon Prince Grace Farms a unique undertaking in the 21st-century. Throughout history, the production of art has been closely linked to Churches of all faiths who acted as patrons to the best artists in history.
Despite being based in a religious faith-based environment, the chapel at Grace Farms remains non-denominational as Sharon Prince does not want to exclude any visitors because of religious beliefs. The growth of the Sharon Prince Grace Farms Foundation continues with Sharon Prince determined to impact the global social issue of slavery and human trafficking from a rural town in Connecticut. Go Here to learn more.
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