Erin Gough

Profile of Erin Gough, hair down wearing a blue top.

Erin Gough is a Trustee of The Lucy Foundation. Erin has a strong interest in human rights, particularly disability rights, and has experience working in human rights policy and advocacy both personally and professionally having graduated with a Law Honours Degree in Human Rights Law (2015). As a central Wellington dweller, Erin is also a keen coffee drinker. Getting involved in The Lucy Foundation was a way to combine the two! Erin hopes to be able to contribute her lived experience of disability, expertise in human rights, and interest in coffee to help drive The Lucy Foundation forward.

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Last night at The Village women's cafe night, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders shared a heartfelt and insightful message about life in Mexico. Moving across the world with a young family for the love of inclusion, human rights and equality (and coffee of course) is a huge commitment, and takes a lot of courage! Thank you Jess, Ryan, Lorenzo and Ebony for all that you do!

[Image description: Jess wears black pants and a black Oaxacan velvet top, embroidered with traditional brightly coloured flowers. She holds a microphone and stands in front of Oaxacan artisanal products. People in the foreground of the photo listen with interest.]

#whanau #family #mexiconewzealand #disabilityrights #humanrights #disabilityinclusion #disabilityemployment #PlumaCoffeeProject #plumahidalgo #specialtycoffee
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We'd like to thank Able Coffee Collaborative, Coffee Educators Ltd and TVNZ 1 for the clip on Sunday night. If you missed us talking about the first shipment of inclusive and sustainable coffee in New Zealand, check it out here.

- With Claire Matheson, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders, Daniel Burford and Robbie Francis

From harvesting the coffee beans in Mexico to roasting and delivering them in Aoteara, NZ-based The Lucy Foundation is run by and employs people with disabilities. Its founder is hoping for nothing less than a societal change, so that people with disabilities are no longer seen as charity cases.

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7 days ago

I saw your story on the new keep it up i know the feeling that you talk about i to have cp but quit slightly and because of that no one take me on and see what i can do. ... See MoreSee Less

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