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JOIN THE OXFORD FAIR TRADE COALITION
What? Don’t Ditch Fairtrade demonstration
Where? Outside Sainsbury’s, opposite Town Hall, St. Aldate’s, Oxford
When? 1.00 – 1.30 pm Saturday 28 October 2017
Why? Sainsbury’s is dropping Fairtrade certification in favour of its own in-house scheme. They are starting with tea. Other products are expected to follow. Let’s protest. Bring your own placards or banners
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Venue: West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, OX2 0BT. (Limited parking is available)
At Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Woodstock Road, OX2 6JF
Oxford Fair Trade Coalition Event Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Finding a New Way Forward for FairtradeSeptember 30, 2017
FINDING A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR FAIRTRADE – BUILDING A STRONGER MOVEMENT
Jamie Hartzell, Chair of the Divine Chocolate Company and Dr Matthew Anderson, University of Portsmouth, will debate the motion.
“While Fairtrade has achieved a fantastic amount for farmers and workers in the Global South in the last twenty years, it needs to be radically reformed if it is to achieve similar impact in the next twenty’, followed by break out into small groups to discuss possible ways forward for FT, followed by a vote on the motion! – might we promote it more widely?
Wednesday 18 October . 7.000pm – 9.30pm
Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA
Open to the Public. Free entry
Recognition of, and support for, the Fairtrade mark remains high. But recent events would imply that the willingness of businesses to use the Fairtrade mark is declining. This is true for both the large multinational companies and the smaller, more dedicated Fair Trade businesses. And for some consumers, Fairtrade is seen as less pioneering than in the
Join us for a lively debate and to share your ideas on how to build a stronger Fairtrade Movement.