WELCOME to Mankato Fair Trade
Mankato, the FIRST Fair Trade Town in Minnesota (2011), is 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities. To read Mankato's Fair Trade journey, click here.
KISS THE GROUND UPDATE
If you were not able to attend, or even if you were and you would like to view a video of the discussion, CLICK HERE.
To register for this only event, CLICK HERE.
Have You Registered Yet for the First Ever Family Farm BYOB(reakfast)?
CLICK HERE and join us on Thursday, April 15, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., to hear from Land Stewardship Project members about the need for state policy that supports small and mid-size farms and vibrant rural communities. This is also a great opportunity to connect with others in your community. The morning will include inspiring speakers, music, breakout groups, and plenty of screenshots, so come ready to listen, learn, share, and get fired up for the work to come!
We will also share with you ways you can be a part of this critical work. As we enter into the Minnesota state legislative session's "home stretch" where bills are moving fast, your voice is more needed and more powerful than ever!
While we aren't able to connect you with delicious local food as we have in past Family Farm Breakfasts, we want to use this event to support those who don't always have access to fresh and locally grown food. We are asking you to make a donation — to the best of your ability — as part of your registration; that money will support Shared Ground Farmers' Cooperative's Food for the People Program. They are raising funds to provide 100 CSA shares to our BIPOC and working class community members while paying farmers a living wage.
Thursday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 PM:
“Made in Bangladesh” Screening
In recognition of Fashion Revolution Week 2021, please join Dominican University, Chicago Fair Trade, and the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. for a Zoom screening of the film Made in Bangladesh. This 2019 release, directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, is based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
The screening will be followed by Q and A wIth Jackie Corlett, founder of CFT business member Motif Handmade, connecting sustainable designers with fair trade, handmade fabrics and ethical small-batch production from Bangladesh. Jackie has partnered with artisans in Bangladesh since 1989. This event is made possible by the generous support of Dominican University.