Fair Trade Podcasts For the season two premier of Fair Trade LA's FAIR Talks podcast, Elisha Chan (Executive Director of Fair Trade LA) chats with Joe Altepeter and Alexandria Pineda from the Downtown Women’s Center, the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness. Learn more about this incredible organization from its audacious inception to their vision to see every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. The conversation highlights the ways COVID, race, class, and gender disproportionately affect BIPOC women’s opportunities for safe housing, and how housing is a prescription for health. Read More
The Fair Trade Towns movement started in April 2000 in Garstang (pop. 5,000) in north-west England. By 2011 it had grown rapidly to feature 1,000 Fair Trade Towns in 21 other countries. Only six years later, in October 2017, the global list of Fair Trade Towns had reached 2,000! The number of countries where campaigning around the Fair Trade Town idea was taking place had, by then, reached 33 (Belgium/Flanders and Belgium/Wallonia being counted separately). The current list, in March, 2019 is here.
Monday, October 24, 2016 was the 5th Anniversary of the unanimous passing by the Mankato City Council of a Resolution that enabled ‘Fair Trade Town’ status to be claimed according to the criteria of the national Fair Trade Campaigns, coordinating body for Fair Trade Towns, Colleges, Schools and Congregations. Thursday, October 27, saw the holding of two Anniversary events, both addressed by Mark Ritchie, former Minnesota Secretary of State - a Conference (9:30am-2:30pm) at Minnesota State University-Mankato on the theme “Fair Trade for a Sustainable Future”, and a Celebration, 7:00-9:00pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mankato. This Article focuses only on Read More