On March 17, 2015 a presentation on Fair Trade was made in the MSU Social Justice Lecture series. The speakers were Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell, sociologists from the University of Manitoba.

Their speaking at MSU was proposed by MAFTTI and facilitated by the Sociology Department and other interested on-campus entitities, both faculty and student-led.

The stimulus for the lecture was the publication in 2013 of “Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change” (Palgrave Macmillan). Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell shared in co-authoring this book.

Notes on the presentation were drafted by Sally Coomes (First Presbyterian Church, Mankato),augmented by Paul Renshaw (MAFTTI Chair) and can be read here.