[Sust-mar] Invitation to "The Future of Fair Trade" - presentation from Francisco VanderHoff - a co-founder of Fair Trade

Satya Ramen info at judesfairtrade.ca
Thu May 8 10:54:45 EDT 2008

Dear Supporters of Fair Trade:


JUDES and Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op are pleased to present an evening
with Francisco VanderHoff - a co-founder of Fair Trade.


His idea was so simple - to organize small coffee farmers into co-operatives
and build their capacity to produce, transport, process and export their
high quality coffee at a fair price.  This would allow them to escape the
clutches of "coyotes" or intermediaries and give them dignity, control and
hope for a better future.

Fair Trade now includes many different products and has great potential as a
model for social change.  It is also in danger of being hijacked by big
business.  Join us for a presentation and discussion about the Future of
Fair Trade.

 -Fr. Francisco VanderHoff will share his experience and thoughts on the
future of Fair Trade (with an introduction from the Town of Wolfville in

-Errol Sharpe of Fernwood Publishing will speak about his recent visit to a
Fair Trade coffee community in Mexico

-Screening of Wisdom of the Mountains-a short video capturing the spirit and
experience of the indigenous Zapotec peoples, Fair Trade coffee farmers in
Chayotepec, Mexico

Fair Trade refreshments will be served.

When & Where (2 locations)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 7-9 pm

K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium, University Avenue,
Wolfville, Acadia University  




Thursday, May 22, 2008 @ 7-9 pm

5657 North Street Church, Halifax (at the Corner of North and Fuller


For more information, please email info at judesfairtrade.ca or phone
902-542-7474 xt 230

This event is also co-sponsored by: Fernwood Publishing, the Town of
Wolfville, and the F.C. Manning School of Business (Acadia University).


Please fell free to circulate this notice and apologies for any


Satya Ramen

Development Coordinator

JUDES (Just Us! Development and Education Society)

info at judesfairtrade.ca


Tel: 902-542-7474

Cell: 902-877-0263


Choose Fair Trade and Everyone Wins!  Help us celebrate National Fair Trade
Weeks May 1 - 15, 2008 by choosing Fair Trade products and looking for
events in your community.


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