Fairtrade Fortnight 2006

March 1, 2006

Fairtrade Fortnight 2006 saw the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition co-ordinating events right across the City and Universities – taking the Fairtrade Message into new spaces and with more interactive events and activities.

Publicity for the Fortnight was included in a special pull-out section of the Oxford Mail and this flyer was widely circulated.

Specific events taking place during the week included:

Sun 5th

11:15am – Blackfriars (64 St. Giles)

A special 20th anniversary Mass to celebrate the link between the cities of Oxford and Leon Nicaragua. Passionate words, lively tunes and complex rhythms reflect the richness of the Nicaraguan folk tradition. Conducted by Gill Petrokofsky. Including an exhibition of Fairly Traded goods from Nicaragua in the Aula. Join Oxford Leon Link for aperitivo and Fairtrade wine.

Mon 6th

4pm-5.30pm – McKeena Room, Christ Church College. Entrance: £3

Tue 7th

A selection of Contemporary Women writers

5-6pm – Starbucks Coffee Shop in Borders Bookstore, 9 Magdelen St

The Oxford Latin American Society (OULAS) presents a selection of contemporary poetry and novels written by women from across the region. Free Fairtrade coffee will complement this very special and informal evening.

Wed 8th

6:30pm – Starbucks Coffee shop in Borders Bookstore, 9 Magdalen Street

A talk exploring principals of fairness and justice within the Coffee Trade – focussing on the Fairtrade system and Starbucks’ Café Practices’ programme. Find out how far these initiatives have the potential to empower small producers, women and workers and to advancpe broader objectives of rural development and poverty reduction.

8 – 11pm – Vaults and Gardens, Radcliffe Square

Music from three fantastic acoustic bands. Fairtrade punch and organic Ales on sale. Free Fairtrade samples. Tickets £2 in advance from Nicolas Edwards, Oriel College or on the door.

We’ve yet to Make Poverty History – so where next?

7:30pm – Council Chamber, Oxford Town Hall

The Make Poverty History campaign prompted an unprecedented public response, with hundreds of thousands taking action. Hear Kofi Mawuli-Klu from African Liberation Support Campaign Network, writer and environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth, and Marlene Barrett from World Development Movement discuss where campaigning should go next…

Thu 9th

Exploring Starbucks Commitment to Coffee Purchasing
6:30pm – Starbucks Coffee shop in Borders Bookstore, 9 Magdalen Street

Explore the diversity of coffee through a range of exciting tastings. Learn how the Fairtrade coffee you can ask for at Starbucks support family economies in Ethiopia.

Sat 11th

Get Creative With Cotton

10-1pm, Cornmarket, outside Fair Trade @ St Michaels.

The Oxford Oxfam Group invite you to get creative (and not too messy!) helping to paint our Fair Trade Cotton banner. Information about Fair Trade, especially Fair Trade cotton, will also be available

Jericho Breakfast

10-1pm – Jericho Community Centre, 33A Canal Street

Join us for breakfast and lunch and receive a free samples of Fairtrade tea and coffee

Tue 14th

Fairtrade Grower Talk

12pm-1pm Oxford Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Gipsy Land Campus

Come and hear a producer of Fairtrade products talk about the real difference that Fairtrade makes to communities across the world. Organised by Oxford Brookes Fairtrade Group with Peros and Café Direct.

Sat 18th

Fairtrade Coffee Morning for Peru Support Group

0am – 12pm – Deakin Room, St Antony’s College – www.perusupportgroup.org.uk

Jericho Breakfast

10-1pm – Jericho Community Centre, 33A Canal Street

And throughout the week a wide range of exhibitions, fairtrade tastings and special offers were available…

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